Pixar shining image suffered a bit of a tarnish with the lackluster Cars 2. We'll have to wait an see if Brave can restore the animation studio to its former glory. But even if Brave stumbles, fear not Pixar fans! The studio has announced three new projects for you to look forward to, though you'll have to look waaaayyyy into the future for them.
The first project, formerly known as The Untitled Pixar Movie About Dinosaurs has been renamed the much more marketable, The Good Dinosaur. The project will be directed by Up writer and co-producer Bob Peterson and will present an alternate reality in which the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs missed Earth completely. The film is slated to arrive in theaters May 30, 2014.
The second project announced at Disney's D23 Expo last summer, is known by the lengthy title of The Untitled Pixar movie that Take You Inside The Mind. The film is slated for a June 19, 2015 release and will be directed by Up and Monsters Inc. director Pete Docter.
The official synopsis reads:
Pixar takes audiences on incredible journeys into extraordinary worlds: from the darkest depths of the ocean to the top of the tepui mountains in South America; from the fictional metropolis of Monstropolis to a futuristic fantasy of outer space. From director Pete Docter (“Up,” “Monsters, Inc.”) and producer Jonas Rivera (“Up”), the inventive new film will take you to a place that everyone knows, but no one has ever seen: the world inside the human mind.
Finally, director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla Anderson who teamed for the award-winning Toy Story 3 are reuniting for a Dia de Los Muertos movie, currently titled, you guessed it, The Untitled Pixar Movie About Dia de Los Muertos. The film doesn't have a release date, but based we can guess 2016-ish.
Fans of Pixar won't have to wait long for the next few Pixar films. The aforementioned Brave arrives in theaters June 22 and will be followed by the prequel to Monsters Inc. on June 21, 2013, titled Monsters University. There will also be 3D re-releases of Pixar favorites Finding Nemo (Sept. 14) and Monsters Inc. (Jan. 18, 2013)
Pixar dinosaurs, a journey through the human mind, a Dia de Los Muertos film by the Toy Story 3 director… Do any of these projects sound enticing? Sound off below and on Twitter @Fandango and @DerrickDeane.