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Pixar announces their newest project in development!!! Coming 2009... UP!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Any news is good news when it comes to Pixar projects. And I like the way this new one is sounding. Of course, they have WALL-E for next summer, but the project after that is called UP, about a 70 year old man who teams with a wilderness ranger to fight "beasts and villains." I'm hoping there's a supernatural bent to this and beasts means monsters. Pete Docter (MONSTERS, INC) directs with Pixar vet Bob Peterson, who also wrote the script. So, Pixar's future is laid out for us. WALL-E in 2008, UP in 2009 and TOY STORY 3 in 2010 and, possibly, the Pixar JOHN CARTER OF MARS sometime after that. Crazy that we're so close to the twenty-teens, eh?

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  • June 11, 2007, 11:41 p.m. CST


    by high fidelity

    pixar is the only animation studio doing anything right these days. and first? maybe?

  • June 11, 2007, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Jennifer Connelly

    by tehgreekhammer

    got tig ol biddies. <p> oh wait wrong talkback...

  • June 11, 2007, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Where the hell is the Vince McMahon talkback?

    by zillabeast

    Seriously? That was one of the best damn write-off of a TV character ever. Puts that Sopranos finale to shame.

  • June 11, 2007, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Possible hope for a decent animated flick.

    by LoneGun

    It's nice to hear that Pixar is doing a film about actual humans beings and not some goofy, cross-eyed animals.

  • June 11, 2007, 11:50 p.m. CST

    The John Carter of Mars

    by jimmy_009

    Sounds like a stretch. It would be their first unoriginal property, and something tells me it ain't happenin'.

  • June 11, 2007, 11:54 p.m. CST


    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    oh man that commercial is hilarious. anyway zillabeast wrestling is horrible but i love watching it because its hilarious because of how dumb it is. AND fingers crossed for toy story 3 because if it isnt as good as any of the first two THERE WILL BE HELL TO PAY!

  • June 11, 2007, 11:55 p.m. CST


    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    pixar will make me cry

  • June 11, 2007, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Sounds vague

    by Bagheera

    but it could be awesome. What could the title mean?

  • June 12, 2007, 12:12 a.m. CST

    didn't we agree that the John Carter of Mars

    by slder78

    thing was an April Fool's Joke?

  • June 12, 2007, 12:13 a.m. CST

    09 is gonna be a big year I see



  • June 12, 2007, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Ratatouille was so fucking good.

    by TheEnemy8

    Just got back from the Drafthouse screening of the latest from Pixar and it was awesome. I love Pixar and just hope Toy Story 3 doesn't suck ass, which it most likely won't. so good.

  • June 12, 2007, 12:52 a.m. CST

    It is still 1995, I don't care what you say...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    And I am still young, desirable to the ladies, able to do copious amounts of drugs and fuck all night and with a bright future with endless possibilities...

  • June 12, 2007, 12:54 a.m. CST

    The April fool's joke...


    was about JCOM being live-action and directed by Brad Bird. It turned out that Bird will be doing 1906...but Pixar supposedly IS thinking about doing JCOM as their first live-action film. Which is quite a bit more of a departure than just being their first unoriginal property. I know that sounds crazy, but that's how the news stands right now. And I don't know how it could really still be "Pixar" if it's live (maybe a 300-style, 90% animated type of deal?) If that's the case then god knows when they're planning on going into production. It could even come out sooner than some of those other films perhaps. In any case, they seem to have some un-usual ideas as far as approach that they're being tight-lipped about. There's also been some interesting developments involving Zemeckis that might have some impact on JCOM. Of course, it's all speculation at this point. I just hope as a fan of the material that there's some big announcement they're holding back...I'd much rather see a JCOM-flick sooner rather in 2000-teen-something.

  • June 12, 2007, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Still the best CGI flicks

    by Mista Mann

    Pixar continues to come up with the best themes and stories for their movies. I may see Cars as a blemish, but at least they don't make 8,000 goddamned all talking animal movies. Or try to cash in on penguin fever.

  • June 12, 2007, 1:05 a.m. CST

    Tired of these CGI kid flicks...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Really. Sick and tired. Why can't they produce a decent CGI flick for adults, Robocop style?

  • June 12, 2007, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Being a colossal "Monsters, Inc." fan...

    by a goonie

    ...the idea of Pete Docter directing this has me extremely excited. Plus, it's fucking Pixar. They still haven't let me down, not even with last year's "Cars," which I was sure was going to be the first Pixar flick to completely suck. The more Pixar the better, if you ask me!

  • June 12, 2007, 1:19 a.m. CST

    CGI flick for adults, Robocop style

    by Allfather Starr

    Yes. Fucking. Please!

  • June 12, 2007, 1:31 a.m. CST


    by taco-island

    "UP" couldn't possibly be an acronym for "Upper Peninsula," could it? It's the second week of deer camp and all the guys are here...

  • June 12, 2007, 1:34 a.m. CST

    what the?!

    by zelusfin

    2010 for ts3? and anyway, if there is a sequel to be made it should be for the incredibles. that was an awesome flick (despite the almost fantastic four feel, the ff were definitely the peg for this one). i'd like to see what jack jack can really do.

  • June 12, 2007, 1:40 a.m. CST


    by RokurGepta

    this info is OLD, NEWS is supposed to be NEW

  • June 12, 2007, 1:46 a.m. CST

    And is Memflix now a liar or the Stalin dude a plant?

    by DerLanghaarige

  • June 12, 2007, 1:53 a.m. CST

    I thought they abandoned Toy Story 3.

    by Cotton McKnight

    There was some groundwork laid on that by disney but when the takeover took place, Pixar scrapped it. Am right about that?

  • June 12, 2007, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Not THAT old....


    The Variety link is from yesterday and CHUD posted it too. They even gave some JC-love and some for HG too. Hey Disney/Pixar...what's up? JC has a certain mystique now, people who were clueless are now curious. You paid for the rights...again. Get busy fuckers!

  • June 12, 2007, 2:03 a.m. CST

    Cotton McKnight

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    disney was trying to move along on their own with toy story 3 before they aquired pixar. the story was something like : there was a recall on buzz lightyear toys everywhere, so buzz gets sent back to japan and woody and friends have to save him. but then disney got pixar then pixar abandoned disneys plot and started all over. in fact this is a perfect time for wikipedia!

  • June 12, 2007, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Darkhorizons posted this story

    by RokurGepta

    at 7:59am sunday morning

  • June 12, 2007, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Voice talent?

    by Ruddy Heck

    I reckon they should start using dedicated voice actors for these movies. Billy West, Frank Welker, Maurice LaMarche etc. could bring so much to these movies.

  • June 12, 2007, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Pixar release dates

    by RokurGepta

    "WALL * E" (June 27th 2008) "Up" (June 12th 2009) Toy Story 3 (Summer 2010)

  • June 12, 2007, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Wait, it's called "Up?"

    by ROBRAM89

    Like the old Russ Meyer movie!? That's a weird association. Not that it can be bad to associate yourself with Kitten Natividad running naked through the woods.

  • June 12, 2007, 2:40 a.m. CST

    RokurGepta, as admins have constantly pointed out...

    by Lenny Nero's not a race to see who posts stories first. Unless there's the word "EXCLUSIVE" in the title, you shouldn't even bring this gripe up.

  • June 12, 2007, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Does it start with Hitler getting cornholed?

    by Some Dude

    Then it shouldn't be called "Up!"

  • June 12, 2007, 4:27 a.m. CST

    Toy Story 3 was scrapped...

    by Obscura

    I asked one of their animators about this a week after the disney-pixar deal was announced, and he said they had scrapped all work that had so far been done. He quite rightly said he thought the fans would want a Toy Story film done by the origial crew. Apparently toy story 3 was looking VERY different to the first two.

  • June 12, 2007, 5:13 a.m. CST


    by JasonEdwards80

    According to Jon Favreau's old JCOM myspace group, Disney bought the rights with hopes of PIXAR branching out. He also mentioned that it could be a while before they work on the project he has been in talks with the Burroughs Family for quite a while and was pushing for it to be made, then they tell him he's out. Not in bad words but still. He told us it was a sad story. I hope they go Live Action.

  • June 12, 2007, 5:44 a.m. CST

    fantastic four ROTSS review

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

  • June 12, 2007, 6:44 a.m. CST


    by Yeti

    Bring back the Incredibles!

  • June 12, 2007, 6:46 a.m. CST

    I remember the days...

    by BanAllFIRSTPosters

    when this site had news like this first.

  • June 12, 2007, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Toy Story 3

    by webbigail

    To all of you who are confused about TS3 ... Disney (not Pixar) had the rights to TS and had started work on a TS3, but when the two companies merged, Disney scrapped their work so that Pixar could make TS3. Got it?

  • June 12, 2007, 7 a.m. CST


    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    thats basically what i said but you said it better

  • June 12, 2007, 7:31 a.m. CST

    UP not the Upper Pennisula, taco-island!

    by theBigE

    I've seen some stills from the film, and it didn't look like the UP to me, eh!? No pasties, no deer, no miles of scrub cedar trees. But that premise would make a good pixar film! We need a CGI remake of Escanaba in da Moonlight!

  • June 12, 2007, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Incredibles 2, anyone?

    by MemBirdman

    That's what I want to see.

  • June 12, 2007, 8:32 a.m. CST

    I second that MemBirdMan

    by WickedMonster


  • June 12, 2007, 8:46 a.m. CST


    by badboymason

    this could be the movie harry wanted matrix reloaded to be...

  • June 12, 2007, 9:18 a.m. CST

    sounds like pixar is giving an ecological lesson

    by pipergates

    good for them, its the most important message these days. but then get on with some serious teen/adult immersible scifi! mars, john carter, incredibles, whatever.

  • June 12, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Memflix Lives !!!

    by mr dark

    Lost his Job for all of writing a review for this site...For shame Fox , for shame Story...Long Live Memflix read his story

  • June 12, 2007, 10:11 a.m. CST

    wasn't the john carter rumor a april fools joke?

    by StovetopStuffin'

    I'm pretty sure it was.

  • June 12, 2007, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Woah, Pixar John Carter? Sweet...

    by jrbarker

    I seemed to have missed news about that.

  • June 12, 2007, 11:13 a.m. CST

    I love Pixar

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I was in my twenties and had no shame seeing Toy Story with my buddies (no kids). It was amazing. All their concepts, and the rendering thereof, have been brilliant. The stories are clever and tight, the characters are memorable, and the voice actors have all done-top notch jobs (they know how to pick their damn voice actors). And damn, Holly Hunter's Elastigirl is the sexist animated female I have ever seen, ever. I had impure thoughts about her.

  • June 12, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Was there a CGI robocop flick?

    by SlickyVonBoner

    Huh? How? Where? Is this true?

  • June 12, 2007, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Please let John Carter be animated and PG13

    by Movietool

    There's no chance, I know, but still, a boy can dream

  • June 12, 2007, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Screw Toy Story 3 -- I want Incredibles 2

    by ATARI

    'nuff said.

  • June 12, 2007, 1:29 p.m. CST

    long live PIXAR

    by TimBenzedrine

    I'd love to see PIXAR do some kind of Mad Monster Party film, something that revisits the old horror films.

  • June 12, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Best Animation Studio - Current

    by Gabriel Alexander

    Pixar's definitely on a roll. Disney would have been seriously wounded it they had let Pixar slip through their fingers. I agree, best animation studio currently around with a nod to Miyazaki and Ghibli. John Carter of Mars - oh yeah. And let's hope Bird's next project will be Incredibles 2.

  • June 12, 2007, 2:31 p.m. CST

    I need Elastigirl naked

    by Abominable Snowcone

    ...and please create a blonde "friend" for her as well. Thank you in advance, Pixar.

  • June 12, 2007, 3:38 p.m. CST


    by TimBenzedrine

    You know, some people take their love of cartoons just a little too far...

  • June 12, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST


    by Automaton Overlord

    I thought Disney was starting a whole new company just to do motion-capture movies,with Laseter and zemekis in charge. their first project was supposed to be beowulf and then A Princess of Mars. Is this not true? Anybody? I'm desperate for Burroughs/Mars movie news! HARRY FIND OUT!

  • June 12, 2007, 5:25 p.m. CST

    70-year-old? Is this the new Indiana Jones movie?

    by Flim Springfield


  • June 12, 2007, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Remember when TS2 was gonna be D-T-V?

    by TheSeeker7

    Somebody else around here remembers that, right? The original chartered course with the first TOY STORY sequel was just gonna be straight to video (before DVD got so big, of course). Then somebody high up said wait a sec, are we fucking nuts? Another one a'these is gonna be huge! To the theatre we go!!

  • June 12, 2007, 6:32 p.m. CST

    elastgirl got back

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    seriously that thing good. i wanna be friends with it.

  • June 12, 2007, 6:35 p.m. CST


    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    yea i heard of that. then they wacthed it and relized toy story 2 was actually GOOD. unlike the aladin and lion king sequels. and what about the land before time movies? they still make those people THEY STILL FUCKIN MAKE THOSE!

  • June 13, 2007, 3:23 p.m. CST

    JCOM at least PG-13

    by JasonEdwards80

    It would be near difficult to make JCOM "Princess of Mars" anything but PG-13 or R. Now if we can only get it Live Action or "300" style Cg look.