Okay, how awesome was this weekend? We found out so much information, that I am pretty sure has finally almost made up for the lack of previous information that Disney has released *cough,cough* Frozen *cough, cough.*
But in the aftermath of D23, let’s just stop and think for a moment. There are so many amazing-sounding movies coming out, and our expectations are now soaring after seeing what’s in store at D23, so hopefully Disney/Pixar will be able to meet our perfectly reasonable expectations. Let’s face it, we are very greedy people. We want and expect Disney/Pixar to produce only the best, and anything less than that disappoints us. Hey, it’s not our fault that they have set the bar so high! So let’s think of all of what we want from these movies, just because we can…
The Good Dinosaur (May 30, 2014)
So, we know that The Good Dinosaur focuses on a world in which dinosaurs do not go extinct. Arlo the apatosaurus lives on a farm with his family, and functions as his own type of farm equipment. His story and adventure begins when he discovers a human boy in the fields.
What exactly do we want from Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur? Personally, I want this to be extremely original. There can be no trace of The Land Before Time here. We need a different spin on these dinosaurs that we have never seen before. Already, this movie sounds interesting and different, however, we have already seen dinos as tools before in The Flintstones.
I am sure that directors Bob Peterson and Peter Sohn will do a good job of this, however, we do have recent occurrences of Pixar films perhaps not being at their most original. (I’m looking at you, Brave! There was something awfully fishy in your resemblance to Brother Bear…)
Hopefully this movie isn’t another film aimed at marketing to boys. One of the best things about Pixar films is that they are so relatable to everyone. However, the Cars franchise ruins this philosophy. The sequel was made to pretty much draw in all of the small boys in the universe, without appealing to ANYONE else. In my experience, boys do tend to be more interested in dinosaurs. Not necessarily mind you (I’ve still met plenty of girls who like dinos- don’t want to start a feminist riot here!) but I still don’t want this movie to only market towards boys. I’m selfish. I want to enjoy this movie too!
Inside Out (2015)
Now here is a movie with some originality! This film focuses on a small girl named Riley, and her emotions: Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness. These emotions will be the main characters in the movie.
I don’t think that we have ever seen anything like this, which is why I am so excited! We will not have any Brother Bear situations here!
However, Pixar will have to be careful with pacing this film. There are more main characters here, while Pixar usually has a duo to rule the film (i.e. Buzz and Woody, Carl Fredricksen and Russell, etc.) So Pixar better make sure that there is not too much going on at once! It can get rather crowded inside one’s own mind.
And we also want to see amazing animations. Pixar is probably the most creative with their animation than any other studio (think Up) and we want to see more of this. This is the mind; wacky, strange things happen in there, so we want it to be a little over the top with some of the most inventive animation we have ever seen.
Finding Dory (November 15, 2015)
Yeah! We get to see more of Nemo, Dory, and the gang! The news of this film has already been met with some mixed feelings (I know, there are those out there who want an Incredibles sequel rather than this.) But let us get pumped- Nemo was pretty awesome!
We get to see Dory finding herself and her family in this film about one year after the events of Finding Nemo.
There are fears though, that this film will be too Dory-centric. We loved Dory to pieces in the first film, but we also liked Mater in the first Cars movie, and now Cars 2 has permanently ruined him for all of us.
So, if this movie had a similar set-up to Nemo, where the film didn’t focus on any one of the characters for too long, this should be a great sequel. Monsters University was awesome, so hopefully Pixar has the whole sequel/prequel thing figured out.
The only cause for concern is that the recent Blackfish documentary has changed the ending to Dory– so will this new ending work out okay?
Frozen (November 27, 2013)
We have finally gotten our Frozen information- let the cheering and whooping begin! We have received so much news on this film, that I’m not even going to bother putting a hyperlink in, there would just be too many links to recent news! Just go to the search bar of our website instead. May you enjoy the flood of news articles!
From what I’ve seen from Frozen, everything looks amazing! The music, plot, voice work, and animation seem wonderful so far, but does that mean that I don’t have any ideas to throw out there? Of course not!
- Please, please, please do not let this focus too much on sidekicks! The teaser trailer only showed the sidekicks, and while I am sure that they will be fine, I do not want this to be a sidekick take-over.
- We know that recently Disney has been trying to be better at incorporating all sorts of characters to appeal to a wider range of audience. Tangled showed both Rapunzel and Flynn Rider in both equal measure to appeal to both boys and girls. While this worked well for Tangled, we know of considerably more characters for Frozen, and we don’t want to have a complete avalanche of characters thrown at us (pun completely intended.)
- Hey, I guess that is it… Frozen seems awesome so far. Return to the aforementioned cheering and whooping.
Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014)
Entertainment Weekly reported that Big Hero 6 is about a group of genius kids and a friendly robot who come together to save their city, San Frantokoyo. Lasseter stated that this film is, “inspired by the culture of Japan but mashed up with the culture of America.”
This is really all we know about the film so far. I’ll admit to not being a huge superhero person, but a lot of people do enjoy superheroes, so hopefully they will get excited for this movie! I am excited to see the parody-ing of old Japanese films though. I don’t know why I find that amusing…
The LA Times reported that Zootopia is about:
[A] fast-talking fox, [Nick Wilde] who’s trying to make it big, goes on the run when he’s framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Zootopia’s top cop, a self-righteous rabbit, [Lt. Judy Hops], is hot on his tail. When both animals become targets of a conspiracy, they’re forced to team up and discover they can become best friends.
This movie definitely sounds interesting, and pretty original. We have Jason Bateman voicing Nick Wilde, so that will be exciting! But other than that, I’m going to hold off on thoughts. I have no idea what to think of this movie without any sort of trailer to reference to.