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Pixar Announces Two New Movies
Dinosaurs! The Brain! Coming soon!

22 August 2011  |  Written by James White  

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Pixar Announces Two New Movies

This weekend saw the Walt Disney Company hosting its D23 convention, a sort of mini-Comic-Con focused on Mouse House products and movies/TV shows. The definite highlight was Saturday morning’s big studio presentation, where a lot of new movies were showcased, including The Avengers and The Muppets. But possibly most exciting was the announcement of two new films currently in active development by the Pixar team.

The first, which will be directed by studio veteran Bob Peterson, focuses on dinosaurs, which lends credibility to the rumours that the company was working on something dino-related that sprang up last year.

Peterson and producer John Walker arrived on stage to announce the movie, admitting that it doesn’t yet have a title. So right now, it’s called The Untitled Pixar Movie About Dinosaurs. And the plot? They wouldn’t say much beyond the basic info Disney gave out: “What if that life-changing asteroid missed Earth? The hilarious tale depicts a world where dinosaurs never went extinct." The only element on display for now was one piece of concept art, showing a child riding the head of a dinosaur. That film will arrive on November 27, 2013.

Even further away is the second project announced on stage, with Monsters, Inc/Up director Pete Docter at the helm and producer Jonas Rivera by his side. It’s another untitled production so far, currently called The Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside The Mind, described by Docter as a comic look at how ideas come together and the inner workings of our brains. We have to wait until May 2014 for that one.

Pixar’s next two films, of course, are Brave – from which a new scene was shown featuring the suitors trying to win heroine Merida (Kelly Macdonald)’s hand in marriage – and prequel Monsters University, which was pimped via live a appearance by Billy Crystal and some concept art.

Brave hits us on August 17 next year. Monsters University will gradate July 19, 2013.


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RE: Pixar could animate their laundry list and I would watch it
Your'e joking surely as the Pixar is first and foremost about story the story is the most important thing in a Pixar film. More

Posted by Bighousewill at 17:09 on 21 August 2011 | Report This Post

Pixar could animate their laundry list and I would watch it
Story is kinda irrelivent for Pixar. Whatever they make is always good More

Posted by Teamwak at 12:26 on 21 August 2011 | Report This Post

My only Pixar complaint...
...is that they don't bring out a movie every couple of months! I love their stuff. Never tire of it. They're one of the most consistent studios out there. And my least favourite movies of theirs are still generally more enjoyable than most films. Long may they reign. More

Posted by JensonJet at 11:52 on 21 August 2011 | Report This Post

The secon one sound a little like Osmosis Jones to me :) More

Posted by bereski at 10:30 on 21 August 2011 | Report This Post

The dino one sounds interesting, and I'm looking forward to Brave, less so Monsters. With the Brain, I can't help but think of these guys http://www.beano.com/characters/the-numskulls More

Posted by HornetPrime at 09:55 on 21 August 2011 | Report This Post

I love dinosaurs, but just from that little info, the second one sounds better, though maybe a bit abstract for children. The problem with the first one, is that everything would be different. Humans certainly wouldn't have evolved if dinosaurs still existed, and none of the friendly well known beasts would exist now anyway, they'd have further evolved into different species. I hope Pixar will deliver both with their trademark flare, but more and more these days I fear the best days of the compa More

Posted by crazymoviesdude at 08:43 on 21 August 2011 | Report This Post

YES
The second one sounds fantastic! More

Posted by MovieAddict247 at 08:16 on 21 August 2011 | Report This Post

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