1995’s 'Toy Story' wasn’t just an epic success because it was the first feature length animated film done entirely with computer graphics and one of the highest grossing films of the year. It was also a film that put the name "Pixar" on everyone's lips.
Converting a CG Animated movie to three dimensions is relatively easy, which is why - at least it seems - that we're getting almost all of the Pixar movies converted to 3D (we've yet to hear about 'A Bug's Life'). Though 'Finding Nemo' is due out next week, 'Monsters Inc.' is quick on its heels with a December release. And now there's a trailer and poster.
Though Pixar has yet to formally announce 'Finding Nemo 2,' the animation studio is quietly working hard behind-the-scenes to prep for the upcoming sequel. Director Andrew Stanton recently signed a deal to return and now come reports the Ellen DeGeneres is in talks to once again voice the forgetful fish Dory.
Part of the fun of watching new Pixar films lies in spotting the traditional Easter eggs hidden by animators … and ‘Brave’ is no different. Were you able to see the infamous Pizza Planet truck in Merida’s kingdom? How about the standard tease for Pixar’s next movie, in this case ‘Monsters University?’ They’re both in there, and we’ll tell you where.
There is likelihood, or at least a possibility - that there will be a 'Brave 2.' The Pixar movie is a success, and while it would be nice for the wholly original tale to inspire more films not based on a pre-existing work, the truth is that it will sooner spin-off material related to itself, whether in the form of features, shorts or a television series. Hardcore Pixar fans may continue wishing for ‘Incredibles 2', but mainstream audiences with their short memories might be more easily sold on a return to the lush animated world of 10th century Scotland. And Disney, surely surprised by the film’s positive reception from boys, no longer has to fear the property is solely for the less-preferred female demographic.