Pixar is at the top of its game and rocking it. With Finding Dory ruling the box office for the third time in three weekends, there’s no doubt in my mind that they know what they’re doing. Known for fun family classics like Ratatouille, Wall-E, and Toy Story, I strongly believe Pixar is the biggest and best name in animation. And that’s something on which kids and adults both agree, what with their entertaining characters, thought-provoking stories, and life lessons that apply to any kid or kid at heart.
And the stuff Pixar has coming up is just as interesting as the stuff in the past. The most interesting of these future projects being Toy Story 4 and The Incredibles 2. Continuations of two very beloved franchises, one of these having been a while in the making. While these sequels will definitely be well appreciated, according to Pixar president Jim Morris after The Incredibles 2 in 2019 Pixar has no plans for anymore sequels anytime soon. In an interview with EW, Morris talked about the possiblities of sequels to some of our favorite films and how they decide when to make sequels.
“Most studios jump on doing a sequel as soon as they have a successful film, but our business model is a filmmaker model, and we don’t make a sequel unless the director of the original film has an idea that they like and are willing to go forward on,” Morris explains. “A sequel in some regards is even harder [than the original] because you’ve got this defined world which, on the one hand, is a leg up, and on the other hand has expectations that you can’t disappoint on.”
So he’s saying that Pixar doesn’t make sequels immediately and just to make money (although anyone who saw Cars 2 may disagree), they only do it when the time is right. That sounds like a pretty good model.
Morris says, “Everything after Toy Story and The Incredibles is an original right now.” Following The Incredibles 2 in 2019, Pixar’s next two films — currently listed on Disney’s release schedule for March and June of 2020, respectively — are both originals, independent of one another but both of which take place in “unusual but believable worlds that take us in even other directions than we’ve pursued in the past.” Following those two, Morris says, are two more original films in early development that aren’t dated on the studio’s schedule yet but are “highly likely.” No other sequels are planned at the moment, Morris says.
So it seems Inside Out 2 won’t be coming anytime. However this isn’t exactly a bad thing. All of our favorite Pixar movies were original properties (excluding Toy Story 2 + 3) and those became classics.
“Pete Docter [who directed Inside Out] has an original idea for his next film. Brad Bird, being the director of Ratatouille, is working on The Incredibles and we haven’t really spoken about [a sequel to] that. And WALL-E is close to my heart since I produced it,” says Morris, who shepherded the 2008 film with director Andrew Stanton. “It would be good to back and visit that world and let everybody know that the humans actually survived again after getting back to their burnt-out planet. But that was really a love story that had its beginning, middle, and end, so we’re not really planning any further stories in those worlds at this point.”
So here’s some more specific information on some fan favorites, but from this it seems after 2019 it’ll be a bit before we see any Pixar sequels on the big screen.
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Luckily we have a bit before the sequel train stops. Finding Dory is in theaters right now. Cars 3 comes to theaters June 16th, 2017 (unfortunately). Toy Story 4 comes to theaters June 15th, 2018.And the Incredibles 2 comes to theaters June 21st, 2019.