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Monsters, Inc. 2 Arrives In 2012
With Brave the same year…

23 April 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Disney

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There have been rumours for ages – particularly since Disney/Pixar told trade folk it would be happening – about a sequel to 2002’s Monsters, Inc. Now it’s official, with Disney chairman Rich Ross announcing a release date for the film in November 2012.

Which means the Pixar bods are already hard at work on it, and have been for a while now. Sadly, no mention was made in Disney’s press release about a director, and when Pete Docter was doing the rounds for Up, he refused to say whether he was making it. Although, then again, he didn't say he wasn't. We're going to go ahead and hope that he's still the man with the plan on this one; while a new director doesn’t mean it won’t be just as good – this is Pixar, after all, and everything we’ve seen of Toy Story 3 makes us think they can avoid that syndrome – we’d just be sorry to see that Docter’s not returning to guide Mike and Sulley through a new adventure.

Among the many announcements made at the big Disney presentation was the latest world on Brave, formerly titled The Bear And The Bow, which has been slowly developing at Pixar for a while and is described as the company’s first fairytale.

Brenda Chapman has the helm for this one, with Reese Witherspoon voicing a Scottish princess whose headstrong ambitions put her family in danger. It will now arrive in June 2012.


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RE: Spoon
Monsters Inc, it was fantastic and the thought of a sequel makes me quivery in a good way :) More

Posted by RubyRose at 14:18 on 26 April 2010 | Report This Post

Spoon
Does that mean that Witherspoon is doing a Scottish accent or is gonna be a very American Scot. Either way: Groan. More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 00:46 on 25 April 2010 | Report This Post

AWESOME!!
I can't wait for this, I've been waiting for final confirmation of it being made and now I've got it and it couldn't have come on a better date if it's being released in November 2012 so I can see it on my birthday instead of having to suffer the Twilight Saga that always comes out in November! YAAAAYY :) More

Posted by lilzz at 15:48 on 24 April 2010 | Report This Post

Ooh Interesting
Monsters Inc was good you know what my young nephew also loved that film but he has trashed my limited edition dvd scratched the disc and trashed the box oh well. More

Posted by Bighousewill at 13:09 on 24 April 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Modern Film Fans
Can't wait for this, i think Monsters Inc was a very entertaining film. More

Posted by TheSpleen at 21:37 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

Modern Film Fans
A fair few comments in thread just go to show how cynical, disdainful and ungrateful modern film fans are. Pixar are one of the comtempary wonders of the world, consistently producing gifts of pure joy and substance for the whole human race of any age to enjoy. Yet people still find the need to say "Well Cars wasn't that good." . Have a word with yourselves, seriously. More

Posted by VincentWire at 19:08 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

Great news Monster's inc, Up and The incredibles are my favourite and any pixar info is good news More

Posted by Blue Ryan at 16:32 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

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L: VijayUK Pixar movies are over-rated imo, only 'The Incredibles' and 'Toy Story 1&2' really impressed me. The rest are over sentimental movies that lack imagination and characters that The Incredibles/Toy Story have. sp; Hmmm... Yeah... Vijay...   You are wrong.  That is all.   More

Posted by philglasgow at 15:53 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

INCREDIBLES
I'd love to see a sequel. It's still one of the best action films around and puts other superhero movies to shade. More

Posted by Slysaac at 14:29 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

Very excited.
I can't wait for this. Monsters, Inc seems to be quite a forgotten pixar film when people talk about them but it's one of the best. Definitely up the top with the likes of Toy Story 1/2, Wall-E and Up. A lot better than Finding Nemo or Ratatouille which, while good, were very overhyped. I don't want pixar to start making sequels to everything though, but I am glad to see that Brave is coming out in the same year. It would be brilliant for Pixar to start churning out more than one film a year, More

Posted by jamesheath91 at 13:17 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

Pixar movies are over-rated imo, only 'The Incredibles' and 'Toy Story 1&2' really impressed me. The rest are over sentimental movies that lack imagination and characters that The Incredibles/Toy Story have. More

Posted by VijayUK at 13:05 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

Pixar are quite consistent
The only hiccups in their line of movies were A Bug's Life and Cars. A Bug's Life was still good just overly childish and Cars has the same problem as Shark Tale, as in, too many famous names, too childish (again) and a poorly developed world. It seemed like they just wanted to sell merchandise for it. I think there is a lot of scope for a Monsters, Inc sequel though, most obviously meeting Boo as an older child. More

Posted by cluesy at 13:00 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

I loved Monsters Inc. It was a lot better than the overrated Finding Nemo. More

Posted by badsanta at 12:42 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

WRONG SEQUEL TO MAKE.
As much as i like Monsters Inc. its by no means the best Pixar outing the same can be said for Cars aswell. it felt like Cars was a Step Backwards after the incredibales of which felt was really excellently done since Toy story. so i would have thought the incredibales 2 would have been a saw thing to do a sequel of.. but i am left still waiting. as i though that movie was amazing since toy story.. ahh well. looks like we will have to wait till 2015 a good 10 years since the first movie More

Posted by DeadCell79 at 12:18 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: crazymoviesdude Sorry to go back off topic, but when was Newt cancelled? I'm not unhappy if it has, as it never sounded great, but when did this happen, and where did you here this? They'd have been a good few years into it by now, I'm surprised if they have. Edit: I just read posts from some site from february with people saying it was cancelled. Empire never told me this, why not? Is it not official? sp; Check slashfilm.com for news as they’re much better More

Posted by pete_traynor at 11:37 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Sure it will be good but...
L: robwillphill I completely agree (although the idea of an 'Incredibles' sequel doesn't appeal) - I hope Pixar won't keep churning out sequels because that, for me, will bring its status down (especially if the sequels are weak - so this is dodgy territory for Pixar to tread on...) sp; Yep. I think they all work fine (well, amazingly) as stand alone pieces as this is the way they are no doubt conceived. I also don’t really want an Incredibles sequel but if I had to pick a Pixar proper More

Posted by pete_traynor at 11:32 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

RE:
Sorry to go back off topic, but when was Newt cancelled? I'm not unhappy if it has, as it never sounded great, but when did this happen, and where did you here this? They'd have been a good few years into it by now, I'm surprised if they have. Edit: I just read posts from some site from february with people saying it was cancelled. Empire never told me this, why not? Is it not official? More

Posted by crazymoviesdude at 11:14 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

Monsters Inc is my second favourite pixar film (behind The Incredibles), and still i don't think it needs a sequel. The reason i love it so much, is that i feel it has one of the most perfect endings ever - nothing more needs to be said or done, the look on sully's face is just perfect. i am intruiged to find out where the plot goes tho. . . More

Posted by roedev at 10:54 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Sure it will be good but...
I completely agree (although the idea of an 'Incredibles' sequel doesn't appeal) - I hope Pixar won't keep churning out sequels because that, for me, will bring its status down (especially if the sequels are weak - so this is dodgy territory for Pixar to tread on...) More

Posted by robwillphill at 10:52 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

Sure it will be good but...
To say I’m a huge fan of Pixar is something of an understatement. But this news does not excite me at all. It’s not the quality of the property in question or whether or not it deserves a sequel that’s the issue. Monsters Inc, while by no means their strongest, is a great little film and the characters could probably have another enjoyable outing. But the ending of the film never once made me want to re visit them. It was done, and nicely done at that. My problem is that this is now the third s More

Posted by pete_traynor at 10:42 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

RE: YES!!
L: Scabby Newt has been cancelled, as far as I am aware? Monsters Inc was Pixar's weakest film - in my opinion - but that's not to say that it was bad by any means. Hopefully they can improve on what made the original great and iron out some of the duller aspects. sp; Yes I believe Newt has been cancelled... for now anyway.   I think 'Cars' is definately Pixar's weakest film - not in terms of profit - but in terms of strenght of storytelling and characters. Very dissapoin More

Posted by robwillphill at 10:25 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

RE: YES!!
Newt has been cancelled, as far as I am aware? Monsters Inc was Pixar's weakest film - in my opinion - but that's not to say that it was bad by any means. Hopefully they can improve on what made the original great and iron out some of the duller aspects. More

Posted by Scabby at 09:02 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

YES!!
Well, Pixar's schedule is getting a bit Dreamworks in terms of quantity, but I'm insanely happy about about this news, and he news of 'Bear' being renamed Brave. Hold on, where does this put Newt? Having had no word that Newt's been moved to 2013, there would seem to be 3 movies on the 2012 slate, 2 of those in june. This is impossible?? Surely Newt will be moved? More

Posted by crazymoviesdude at 08:11 on 23 April 2010 | Report This Post

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