Pixar Announces Dinosaurs and Dia de los Muertos
CinemaCon has led to some footage presentations and interviews, but one of the biggest bits of news is Pixar updating their slate. At D23 last year they announced two titles, and now they've provided even more information about those two, while also announcing a third title to be directed by Lee Unkrich.
First up is their formerly untitled Dinosaur project, now titled 'The Good Dinosaur.' They don't offer too much, though the film is being directed by Bob Peterson and co-directed by Peter Sohn. It's due out May 30, 2014. Here are their new notes:
What if the cataclysmic asteroid that forever changed life on Earth actually missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? This hilarious, heartfelt and original tale is directed by Bob Peterson (co-director/writer, 'Up;' writer, 'Finding Nemo') and produced by John Walker ('The Incredibles,' 'The Iron Giant').
Next up is Pete Docter's latest, which is still untitled, and currently goes by the name 'The Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside the Mind.' It's due out June 19, 2015
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.
And finally Lee Unkrich's latest which is also untitled, and it's all about Día de los Muertos - The Day of the Dead. It has no release date yet, but will likely not hit theaters until 2015 at the earliest.
From director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson, the filmmaking team behind the Academy Award®-winning 'Toy Story 3,' comes a wholly original Pixar Animation Studios film that delves into the vibrant holiday of Día de los Muertos.
What to make of this? There's not much here, though theoretically these are all interesting, and it's good to see that they're not pursuing any sequels at the moment. Pixar - even after 'Cars 2' - is still pretty golden, and we'll be interested to see how these shape up.