From Finding Nemo to Wall-E to Toy Story to The Incredibles, Pixar has released some universally well liked movies over the years. That was why the Pixar related news regarding future projects and new releases was met with tons of anticipation yesterday at CinemaCon. First off, as Variety reported, Pixar's new Dinosaur centered animated feature The Good Dinosaur (possibly similar to The Land Before Time) announced the release date will be May 30, 2014. No doubt that will be a huge hit at the box-office.
The studio also announced another release date for the currently "Untitled Pixar Movie that Takes you Inside the Mind" is aiming for a June 19, 2015 theatrical debut. Last year, the films writer/director Pete Docter (Up) said the story takes place in the mind of a girl, "and it is about her emotions as characters, and that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen." Perhaps, this will double as an educational vehicle for children to learn how to express themselves as well?
The third piece of news I found to be the most fascinating. Apparently, Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich will bring us a fun, animated project based on the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, which is also getting scheduled for a 2015 release.
This holiday, a cross between Halloween and Memorial Day makes for interesting subject matter for a big screen animated feature, and I'm curious to get a peek at what direction they'll go with it. What aspect of Dia de los Muertos will they focus on? Will there be a sugar skull character?
Whether it will be released during Fall, around Novemeber 1st & 2nd remains to be seen. They may try to distance it from the release of the Mind film.
I'm encouraged to read about Pixar's plans to introduce us to new storylines, like the Day of the Dead celebration and inside the mind. They're certainly topics that haven't been as done to death (no pun intended) as dinosaurs. Either way Pixar has got some exciting projects on their agenda for us to follow the next few years.
Which new Pixar title piques your interest the most?