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Disney And Pixar Announced Their Whole Slate Through 2012! Philip K. Dick?! NEWT?! A Pixar Fairy Tale And Much Much More!

Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here. This press release is a treasure trove of information for Disney and Pixar fans, confirming projects we’ve heard rumors of for a while now, and dropping the first details of some things we’ve never heard a peep about. I am most intrigued by the fact that Pixar is stepping onto Disney’s turf by finally adapting a fairy tale, although a far less famous one than the traditional Disney fare, and by the adaptation they’re doing of a Philip K. Dick short story, one of his strangest, but one that really lends itself to being a great film in the right hands. Their emphasis on 3D is surprising, based on statements I'd seen attributed to Lasseter, as is the financially-logical CARS sequel, but that's balanced by how many original titles are on this schedule. I'm excited to see Gary Rydstrom's debut, in particular. All in all, it’s looking like the new direction that Disney’s going is a good one, and a promising one, and should yield any number of projects worth discussing in the next four years. Dig in!

New York, New York -- April 8, 2008 -- The Walt Disney Studios unveiled a diverse and ambitious slate of 10 new animated feature films from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios to be released through the year 2012 at a New York press conference held today by Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, and John Lasseter, chief creative officer for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. The line-up includes new films from Disney and Pixar’s accomplished team of filmmakers, and features vocal performances by such top celebrity talents as John Travolta and Miley Cyrus (“Bolt”), Reese Witherspoon and Billy Connolly and Emma Thompson (“The Bear and the Bow”), Anika Noni Rose and John Goodman (“The Princess and the Frog”), as well as return engagements by Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and the rest of the “Toy Story” vocal ensemble (“Toy Story 3”). The roster of new animated features includes six new films from Pixar Animation Studios, four from Walt Disney Animation Studios, and the first four in a series of direct-to-DVD films featuring Disney Fairies from DisneyToon Studios. Starting later this year with the release of Disney’s “Bolt,” all Disney and Pixar animated features will be presented in state-of-the-art Disney Digital 3-D™. Additionally, newly converted 3-D versions of the beloved classics, “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2,” are set to debut in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Among the upcoming animated films on the 2008 release schedule are “WALL•E” (Pixar) from Academy Award®-winning director/writer Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo”) opening nationwide June 27th; “Bolt” (Disney) from the talented new directing team of Chris Williams and Byron Howard, due in theatres on November 26th; and the Disney DVD and Blu-ray release of “Tinker Bell,” the first in a new franchise of original entertainment set in the world of Fairies, on October 28th. The Studio’s 2009 animated slate includes the summer release of Pixar’s first 3-D feature, “Up,” from director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.”) and co-director Bob Peterson, the Christmas Day release of Disney’s original animated fairy tale “The Princess and the Frog” from acclaimed veteran Disney directors John Musker and Ron Clements (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “Hercules,”) and the Disney DVD and Blu-ray release of "Tinker Bell North of Never Land" (working title). 2010 brings the highly anticipated return of Buzz and Woody in the Disney Digital™ 3D summer release of Pixar’s “Toy Story 3” directed by Lee Unkrich (“Finding Nemo,” “Monsters, Inc.”); followed by the Christmas arrival of Disney’s version of the classic fairy tale, “Rapunzel,” featuring the directing debuts of animation legend Glen Keane and directing partner Dean Wellins, and the Disney DVD and Blu-ray release of "Tinker Bell A Midsummer Storm" (working title). In the summer of 2011, Pixar’s “newt” marks the directing debut of multiple Oscar® winning sound designer Gary Rydstrom. Christmas 2011 brings Pixar’s first fairy tale, “The Bear and the Bow,” from acclaimed filmmaker/writer Brenda Chapman (“The Prince of Egypt”). The Disney DVD and Blu-ray release of "Tinker Bell A Winter Story" (working title) also debuts in 2011. The year 2012 will mark the return of Lightning McQueen, Mater the tow truck, and an international cast of favorite and new car characters in Pixar’s “Cars 2,” directed by Brad Lewis (producer of “Ratatouille”). Scheduled for Christmas 2012 from Walt Disney Animation Studios is “King of the Elves,” an adaptation of a Philip K. Dick short story, directed by Aaron Blaise and Robert Walker (“Brother Bear”). Commenting on the announcement, Cook said, “We couldn’t be more proud and excited about our upcoming line-up of feature projects. With so many great films literally on the drawing boards and computer screens, we felt that now was the perfect time to give moviegoers all over the world an update on the state of our art. In a year when our Studio is marking the 80th anniversary of Mickey Mouse, the character that started it all for us, it seems especially timely to share our plans for the future of animation. With John Lasseter and Ed Catmull guiding our creative efforts both at Emeryville and in Burbank , this is as exciting a time as any in our history.” Lasseter added, “This is an amazing time for animation at Disney and Pixar, and it’s a thrill to be working on such a diverse and original group of films with such an all-star team of filmmakers. The thing I love best about my job is that I get to work at both Disney and Pixar with filmmakers who are passionate about their projects and who are the absolute best in the business. We’re excited to be pushing the boundaries of 3-D and computer technology to tell our stories in the best possible way. At the same time, we’re drawing on our past to emphasize memorable characters, original edge-of-your-seat stories, and believable worlds. Walt Disney and his creative team taught us how to blend comedy, powerful emotion, and action-filled excitement in our films, and this group of incredible filmmakers is bringing their own originality and sensibilities to the process.” WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS/ PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS RELEASE SCHEDULE 2008 – 2012: 2008: WALL•E (Domestic Release Date: June 27th, 2008) Pixar Animation Studios Director/Screenwriter: Andrew Stanton Producer: Jim Morris Co-Producer: Lindsey Collins Sound and Character Voice Designer: Ben Burtt Composer: Thomas Newman, with an Original Song Performed by Peter Gabriel Voice Talent: Fred Willard, Jeff Garlin, Sigourney Weaver, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy What if mankind had to leave Earth and somebody forgot to turn off the last robot? Academy Award®-winning writer-director Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo”) and the inventive storytellers and technical geniuses at Pixar Animation Studios transport moviegoers to a galaxy not so very far away for a new computer-animated cosmic comedy about a determined robot named WALL•E. After hundreds of lonely years doing what he was built for, WALL•E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. EVE comes to realize that WALL•E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet’s future, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans (who have been eagerly awaiting word that it is safe to return home). Meanwhile, WALL•E chases EVE across the galaxy and sets into motion one of the most incredible comedy adventures ever brought to the big screen. Joining WALL•E on his fantastic journey across a universe of never-before-imagined visions of the future is a hilarious cast of characters including a pet cockroach, and a heroic team of malfunctioning misfit robots. BOLT (Domestic Release Date: November 26th, 2008, Disney Digital 3-D™) Walt Disney Animation Studios Directors: Chris Williams, Byron Howard Producer: Clark Spencer Voice Talent: John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman For super-dog Bolt (voiced by John Travolta), every day is filled with adventure, danger and intrigue – at least until the cameras stop rolling. When the canine star of a hit TV show is accidentally shipped from his Hollywood soundstage to New York City , he begins his biggest adventure yet – a cross-country journey through the real world. Armed only with the delusions that all his amazing feats and powers are real, and with the help of two unlikely traveling companions – a jaded, abandoned housecat named Mittens (voiced by Susie Essman), and TV-obsessed hamster in a plastic ball named Rhino – Bolt discovers he doesn’t need superpowers to be a hero. Miley Cyrus (“Hannah Montana”) brings her vocal talents to the role of Penny, Bolt’s human co-star on the television series. TINKER BELL (Disney DVD and Blu-ray Release Date: October 28th, 2008) DisneyToon Studios Director: Bradley Raymond Producer: Jeannine Roussel Enter the magical world of fairies and meet the enchanting creatures of Pixie Hollow, who “nurture nature” and bring about the change of the seasons. Changing the colors of the leaves, moving a sunbeam to melt snow, waking animals from their winter slumber, or giving a patch of sproutlings a sprinkle of water are all within the realm of these seasonal specialists. Tinker Bell thinks her fairy talent as a “tinker” isn’t as special or important as the other fairies’ talents. But when Tink tries to change who she is, she creates nothing but disaster! With encouragement from her friends Rosetta, Silvermist, Fawn and Iridessa, Tink learns the key to solving her problems lies in her unique tinker abilities…and discovers that when she’s true to herself, magical things can happen. 2009: UP (Domestic Release Date: May 29th, 2009, Disney Digital 3-D™) Pixar Animation Studios Director: Pete Docter Co-Director: Bob Peterson Producer: Jonas Rivera Writer: Bob Peterson Voice Talent: Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer, John Ratzenberger, Jordan Nagai From the Academy Award®-nominated team of director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.”) and co-director Bob Peterson comes “Up,” a comedic adventure taking off (and lifting spirits) in summer 2009. Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life. “Up” takes audiences on a thrilling journey where the unlikely pair encounter wild terrain, unexpected villains and jungle creatures. When seeking adventure next summer – look “Up.” TOY STORY in 3-D (Domestic Release Date: October 2nd, 2009) Pixar Animation Studios Director: John Lasseter Producers: Ralph Guggenheim, Bonnie Arnold Composer: Randy Newman Voice Talent: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger Originally released by Walt Disney Pictures in 1995, “Toy Story” was the first feature film from Pixar Animation Studios and director John Lasseter. The film went on to receive Oscar® nominations for Best Original Score, Best Original Song, and Best Original Screenplay, and earned Lasseter a Special Achievement Award (Oscar®) “for the development and inspired application of techniques that have made possible the first feature-length computer-animated film.” The 3-D version of this landmark film is being personally overseen by Lasseter with his acclaimed team of technical wizards handling all the necessary steps in the conversion process. THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG (Domestic Release Date: Christmas 2009) Walt Disney Animation Studios Directors: John Musker, Ron Clements Producer: Peter Del Vecho Composer: Randy Newman Voice Talent: Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Jenifer Lewis, John Goodman A musical set in the greatest city of them all, New Orleans , “The Princess and the Frog” marks Disney’s return to the timeless art form of traditional animation. The film teams Ron Clements and John Musker, creators of “The Little Mermaid” and “Aladdin,” with Oscar®-winning composer Randy Newman to tell the most beautiful love story ever told…with frogs, voodoo, and a singing alligator. TINKER BELL NORTH OF NEVER LAND - working title (Disney DVD and Blu-ray Release Date: 2009) DisneyToon Studios Director: Klay Hall Producer: Sean Lurie In autumn, Tinker Bell is entrusted with crafting a great treasure that can rejuvenate the Pixie Dust Tree. But when her friend Terence offers to help, Tink's temper and stubbornness get the better of her, shattering both her creation and her friendship with Terence. To set things right again, she must embark on a journey far North of Never Land… and along the way, she will discover an even greater treasure. 2010: TOY STORY 2 in 3-D (Domestic Release Date: February 12th, 2010) Pixar Animation Studios Director: John Lasseter Co-Directors: Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon Producers: Helene Plotkin, Karen Robert Jackson Composer: Randy Newman Voice Talent: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger Originally released in 1999, “Toy Story 2” went on to become one of the most popular animated features of all time. The film picks up as Andy is heading off to Cowboy Camp and the toys are left to their own devices. When an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggin (owner of Al’s Toy Barn) kidnaps Woody, and Woody learns that he’s a highly valued collectable from a 1950s TV show called “Woody’s Roundup,” the stage is set for a daring rescue attempt by the gang from Andy’s room. The film introduced such other memorable characters from “Woody’s Roundup” as Jessie the cowgirl, Bullseye the horse, and the Prospector. TOY STORY 3 (Domestic Release Date: June 18th, 2010, Disney Digital 3-D™) Pixar Animation Studios Director: Lee Unkrich Producer: Darla K. Anderson Writer: Michael Arndt Composer: Randy Newman Voice Talent: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, Estelle Harris, John Ratzenberger, Ned Beatty The creators of the beloved “Toy Story” films re-open the toy box and bring moviegoers back to the delightful world of Woody, Buzz and our favorite gang of toy characters in “Toy Story 3.” Lee Unkrich (co-director of “Toy Story 2” and “Finding Nemo”) directs this highly anticipated film, and Michael Arndt, the Academy Award®-winning screenwriter of “Little Miss Sunshine,” brings his unique talents and comedic sensibilities to the proceedings. RAPUNZEL (Domestic Release Date: Christmas 2010, Disney Digital 3-D™) Walt Disney Animation Studios Directors: Glen Keane, Dean Wellins Producer: Roy Conli In this new telling of the classic fairy tale, “Rapunzel,” audiences will be transported to a stunning CG fantasy world complete with the iconic tower, an evil witch, a gallant hero and, of course, the mysterious girl with the long golden tresses. Expect adventure, heart, humor, and hair…lots of hair, when Rapunzel unleashes her locks in theaters for the 2010 holiday. TINKER BELL A MIDSUMMER STORM - working title (Disney DVD and Blu-ray Release Date: 2010) DisneyToon Studios Director: Carolyn Gair Producer: Margot Pipkin After being confronted by her antagonist Vidia, an irritated Tinker Bell retaliates by taking a photograph of Vidia…without considering the consequences. Now, the two must set aside their differences and cooperate to prevent evidence of the existence of fairies from falling into human hands. 2011: NEWT (Domestic Release Date: Summer 2011, Disney Digital 3-D™) Pixar Animation Studios Director: Gary Rydstrom Producer: Richard Hollander Writers: Gary Rydstrom, Leslie Caveny What happens when the last remaining male and female blue-footed newts on the planet are forced together by science to save the species, and they can’t stand each other? That's the problem facing Newt and Brooke, heroes of ”newt,” the Pixar film by seven-time Academy Award® winner for sound Gary Rydstrom, and director of Pixar's Oscar nominated short, "Lifted." Newt and Brooke embark on a perilous, unpredictable adventure and discover that finding a mate never goes as planned, even when you only have one choice. Love, it turns out, is not a science. THE BEAR AND THE BOW (Domestic Release Date: Christmas 2011, Disney Digital 3-D™) Pixar Animation Studios Director: Brenda Chapman Producer: Katherine Sarafian Voice Talent: Reese Witherspoon, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson A rugged and mythic Scotland is the setting for Pixar’s action-adventure "The Bear and the Bow.” The impetuous, tangle-haired Merida , though a daughter of royalty, would prefer to make her mark as a great archer. A clash of wills with her mother compels Merida to make a reckless choice, which unleashes unintended peril on her father’s kingdom and her mother’s life. Merida struggles with the unpredictable forces of nature, magic and a dark, ancient curse to set things right. Director Brenda Chapman (“The Prince of Egypt,” “The Lion King”) and the storytelling wizards of Pixar conjure humor, fantasy and excitement in this rich Highland tale. TINKER BELL A WINTER STORY - working title (Disney DVD and Blu-ray Release Date: 2011) DisneyToon Studios Producer: Sean Lurie The fourth, as-yet-untold story of Tinker Bell and her fairy friends will take place in winter, completing the cycle of the seasons. 2012: CARS 2 (Domestic Release Date: Summer 2012, Disney Digital 3-D™) Pixar Animation Studios Director: Brad Lewis All the world’s a racetrack as racing superstar Lightning McQueen zooms back into action, with his best friend Mater in tow, to take on the globe’s fastest and finest in this thrilling high-octane new installment of the “Cars” saga. Mater and McQueen will need their passports as they find themselves in a new world of intrigue, thrills and fast-paced comedic escapades around the globe. “Cars 2” is being directed by Brad Lewis, producer of the Oscar®-winning film “Ratatouille.” KING OF THE ELVES (Domestic Release Date: Christmas 2012, Disney Digital 3-D™) Walt Disney Animation Studios Directors: Aaron Blaise, Robert Walker Producer: Chuck Williams Legendary storyteller Phillip K. Dick’s short story (his only experiment in the fantasy genre) becomes the basis for this fantastic and imaginative tale about an average man living in the Mississippi Delta, whose reluctant actions to help a desperate band of elves leads them to name him their new king. Joining the innocent and endangered elves as they attempt to escape from an evil and menacing troll, their unlikely new leader finds himself caught on a journey filled with unimaginable dangers and a chance to bring real meaning back to his own life.
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  • April 8, 2008, 7:48 p.m. CST


    by mefrog

    Pixar, that is.

  • April 8, 2008, 7:50 p.m. CST

    So what, there's like four TInkerbell movies in three year?

    by mefrog

    Only problem I have is Cars 2 makes me uneasy. I just hope Pixar can correct the mistakes of the first one.

  • April 8, 2008, 7:50 p.m. CST


    by Err

  • April 8, 2008, 7:56 p.m. CST

    sounds like they are producing a lot

    by RokurGepta

    i hope they don't force it all too quick, otherwise it could be crap

  • April 8, 2008, 7:58 p.m. CST

    so wait, tinker bell is an actual tinker?

    by freydis

    that's a little confusing. But most of this looks surprisingly good... talking dog movie, maybe not. Really looking forward to real animation being back, though I can't figure how to make a great story out of Rapunzel. And Bear and the Bow sounds very appealing to me... that's the first I've heard of that

  • April 8, 2008, 8 p.m. CST

    No new Brad Bird stuff?

    by Z 008


  • April 8, 2008, 8:14 p.m. CST

    King of the Elves


    Sounds mega-hip. Next, Pixar's 3D animated 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'

  • April 8, 2008, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Toy Story 3

    by Silverglade

    Hell yes.

  • April 8, 2008, 8:20 p.m. CST

    There will be muppet poo!

    by xevoid

    Actually, wasn't Pixar supposed to be involved with John Carter of Mars? Who is doing that now?

  • April 8, 2008, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Cars sequel

    by pencil-man

    I guess even Pixar likes money from white trash NASCAR enthusiasts.

  • April 8, 2008, 8:30 p.m. CST


    by topdolla69

    Let's see you splooge a Cars sequel in less than 4 years. it take a shit-load of time for them to do the whole CG affair. It isnt even the voice acting that takes a lot of time, it's everything else

  • April 8, 2008, 8:30 p.m. CST


    by JeremiahTheProphet

    I can understand them doing the sequal to Cars as an excuse to get money for future projects, considering there are so damn many of them. <p> The rest of it sounds good, though. I can't wait! Pixar is just about the only studio in Hollywood to have real ideas.

  • April 8, 2008, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Disney doing P. K. Dick?

    by Pariah74

    I think my head just imploded. There is no hope for this at all...not even that crap Elf story deserves Disney treatment.

  • April 8, 2008, 8:45 p.m. CST

    I heard Pixar was doing John Carter of Mars, too...

    by RetroActive

    I guess I heard wrong.

  • April 8, 2008, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Cars 2? Really?

    by mithrandir16

    Cars is Pixar's worst movie so far. Every other thing they've put out, including all the shorts, has been great. Cars had the worst characters and the most tired theme. The rest of the line-up sounds good. But really, Cars?

  • April 8, 2008, 8:58 p.m. CST


    by Gungan Slayer

    That's quite the slate of movies there my friends. I'm just excited to see Disney return back to 2-D animation. AND PKD? Damn. LOL. Bring it on! side note: I could care less about Cars 2

  • April 8, 2008, 9 p.m. CST

    Thinking back...

    by mefrog

    Why Cars? Why not The Incredibles (at first glance, it seems like the easiest movie to do a sequel to, though with Pixar anything goes), or Finding Nemo, or Monster's Inc. or any of the others? I guess I understand Rataouille since it didn't gear near as much attention as their other recent movies (though 200 mil is still a lot of attention). But... yeah... Cars?

  • April 8, 2008, 9:03 p.m. CST

    2 Things...

    by Teddy Artery

    First of all, I can see the temptation to make Tinkerbell movies, because that character is a very hot seller at Wal-Mart. Second, "The King of the Elves" aka "Shadrach Jones and the Elves" sounds like a very cool adaptation and with Pixar's light touch should prove highly imaginative and entertaining. That is all.

  • April 8, 2008, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Brad Bird...

    by flickchick85

    He's already conquered the world of animation, so now he's off to try his hand at live-action. Hopefully after "1906," he'll start on that "Incredibles" sequel. In the meantime though, any Pixar film (except "Cars") is gold to me, so I'm pretty sure I'll love at least at least a couple of these. But "Cars 2"? WTF?

  • April 8, 2008, 9:09 p.m. CST

    You mean if Bird

    by Teddy Artery

    goes down in flames with his live-action attempt? LMAO.

  • April 8, 2008, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Oops. I got Brad Lewis mixed up with Brad Bird.

    by bornofdust

    And there I was all excited that Brad Bird would be directing Cars 2, thus hopefully elevating it beyond the original. Alas. It could still happen though. I think Cars was a pretty good concept, just executed less-than-Pixar quality. Anyway, I'm surprisingly excited for "The Princess and the Frog", it'll be cool to see some old-fashioned Disney animation again.

  • April 8, 2008, 9:27 p.m. CST

    enough with INCREDIBLES 2!!

    by infundibula

    can't we just let a good thing be? I see NO need for an Incredibles sequel, so please stop crying about it. on the other hand, let disney cash in on the CARS franchise for all it's worth, since it's one of the weaker Pixar movies (although still strong, imo) and as it's been mentioned before, it's a huge merchandising cash cow for them. anyway, beyond WALL-E, "Up" sounds really promising. and isn't there supposed to be something that Brad Bird is working on for Pixar at the moment?

  • April 8, 2008, 9:37 p.m. CST


    by The Devlinizer

    He announced if the following online petition reached one million signatures he'd stop making movies!!! Lets kick his ass!!! Petition: RRH53888/petition.html Source: y?cId=3167288

  • April 8, 2008, 10:18 p.m. CST

    I'd love to see an INCREDIBLES 2...

    by BeeDub

    ...if Brad Bird did it. But isn't he doing that live-action earthquake movie?

  • April 8, 2008, 10:37 p.m. CST


    by BirdMcMonster

    Or will it be partially live action, so it's not on this list? COME ON, GUYS! Sorry Harry, but Pixar has the best talent on the planet right now, and seeing them do John Carter would be better than anything. PLEASE!!! Make it happen!!!

  • April 8, 2008, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Cars 2?? How about Bug's Life 2, or Monsters 2, or

    by Toby Wan

    Better yet, no fracking sequels AT ALL. And while I am bitching, I anxiously await a digital 3D theatre to open within a 400 mile radius of my friggin house. Way to think of BFE, Disney. You money grabbin sons of bitches!!

  • April 8, 2008, 10:45 p.m. CST

    some of these actually sound crappy

    by BrowncoatJedi

    I think Pixar's mostly stellar streak is coming to an end. Especially without Brad Bird. I see some bombs here.

  • April 8, 2008, 11:16 p.m. CST


    by poeticwarriorII

    let me see if I got this right. You don't want an Incredibles sequel but yet you spread your cheeks apart for a Cars sequel? How much fucking coke do you do in a day?

  • April 8, 2008, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Cars 2 really? Did anyone tell them it sucked? Cuz all the other

    by Stormwatcher

    So why make that a sequel? God give us anything but that.

  • April 8, 2008, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Tinkerbell - No Country for Old Pixies

    by Yeti

    Disney is going after the 3-8 year old girl fairie fixation with these Tinkerbell movies. Flee! Flee! Only the Rightous shall be spared!!!

  • April 8, 2008, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Kids LOVE Cars

    by submarinevoyage

    Repeat, kids LOVE Cars. As a 32 year old, I think Incredibles is amazing and far superior. But I have friends with small children, and those kids are obsessed with Cars - they love the movie and the characters. That is why they are still making toys. That is why an attraction is being built at California Adventure. That is why a sequel is happening. There are millions of fans for this movie, they just happent to be children. I know, I know, catering to kids with animation is crazy, but sometimes it happens...

  • April 8, 2008, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Jim Varney in toy story 3

    by mcca7806

    HE's dead right?

  • April 9, 2008, 1:37 a.m. CST

    Shocked that Tinkerbell is still happening.

    by Bungion Boy

    I remember seeing the trailer on a dvd a few years ago and then hearing that the folks at Pixar were appalled by how awful the story and animation was so far so they shut it down and vowed no more direct to dvd sequels. Then I saw a new teaser on the 101 Dalmations dvd. What made them change their minds? Did they rewrite the script? I certainly hope so.

  • April 9, 2008, 1:39 a.m. CST

    I'm betting "UP" will be the best of this bunch.

    by Laserbrain

    The lack of marketable celebrity voice "talent" and the use of a septuagenarian protagonist tells me this one's probably driven by a worthwhile story and not market-research. The rest seem ordinary to dire: Cars 2? Who the fuck needs it? Not kids, that's for sure - how come they don't deserve new characters and stories? Wouldn't all that artistic labour be better spent on fresh, original works? Ah, hell, screw it... it's all been said before. Here comes the new boss, same as the ol' boss...

  • April 9, 2008, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Catering to kids with animation

    by Doc_Martigan

    No. They aren't catering to kids. Directly anyhow. They are catering to all the shoes and shirts and DVD's and toys they sold along with the movie. And yes I know that kids are the ones that screamed until their parents bought all that crap, but this "for the kids" notion is complete BS. They are doing it for the money. Which is fine with me, because it's a guaranteed formula for more of the same and who can blame them. Hopefully they will put the profits to use on some quality projects though. Not real interested in any of these...

  • April 9, 2008, 2:05 a.m. CST


    by batmans_pants

    We get a Cars 2, but no Incredibles 2? That sucks!!!! bring back Bob Parr!!!!

  • April 9, 2008, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Pixar is overrated, in my estimation.

    by Dingbatty

    Now, Genndy Tartakovsky and his crew at Orphanage Animation needs to finish their projects to show them how it's done.

  • April 9, 2008, 2:24 a.m. CST


    by CeejayNightwing

    There's every reason to be doing this and ditching everything else on that slate of Tinkerbell movies they got lined up for the next ten years! There are endless stories they can do with these colourful set of characters like having them in a fish out of water tale like being in the UK or Russia facing off against new Foreign based supervillains. They could do a sory of the kids now in their late teens trying to form their on super taem like the JLA or Avengers. An Alien body snatchers invasion tale with the family facing off against Aliens that can change shape etc. It's simply screaming for a sequel and theres so much you can do with a this great family of Superheroes and we all want to see more of Brad Bird as Edna Mode. So come on Disney, Incredibles is the 2nd biggest hit Pixar ever had so give the people more of what they liked!

  • April 9, 2008, 3:06 a.m. CST

    bird does not do sequels

    by bacci40

    so there will not be an incredibles 2...and god, dick must be rolling in his grave knowing that the mouse is gonna make money off of his work

  • April 9, 2008, 3:23 a.m. CST

    ...installment in the Cars "saga" ?

    by mansep

    how many are they planning?! Would have liked to have seen John Carter in that list... far more interesting than the Scottish fairy tale... but Up and Newt sound like fun.

  • April 9, 2008, 3:35 a.m. CST

    No Lassiter and no Brad Bird

    by theycallmemrglass

    Two of Pixars greatest directors not in the line is very very disapointing. Mind you, it seems Lassiter does not seem interested in directing anymore. But that is not to knock Lassiter, in fact Lassiter is using his clout to ensure the best talents are being utilised for allows them room for creative freedom. I still look forward to much of this lineup.

  • April 9, 2008, 3:57 a.m. CST

    3-D will be a HUGE.....

    by thelordofhell

    waste of money. Couldn't sustain it self years ago, won't do it now.

  • April 9, 2008, 4:05 a.m. CST

    Bolt is Buzz Lightyear!

    by theycallmemrglass

    I'm not complaining. There is plenty of comedy gold left in that premise i.e., self delusional dog/toy mistaken their own fictional powers for reality but later realise they dont need super powers to be a hero. Difference is, that in Toy Story, this was a sub plot, whereas in Bolt, it is the whole plot.

  • April 9, 2008, 4:26 a.m. CST

    I'd rather see a series of ELFQUEST features in CGI

    by Monkey_King

    than some of these titles. Someone get Wendy Pini on the phone, Pronto!!!!!

  • April 9, 2008, 4:45 a.m. CST

    Bird isn't anti-Incredibles 2

    by sambrook

    He's said plenty of times in the past that he'd do another one if he came up with a story he felt was as good as the first. Which is admirable, if a little frustrating - someone just lock him in a secluded lodge somewhere and refuse to release him until he has a franchise worth of pitches.

  • April 9, 2008, 4:58 a.m. CST


    by pearlanddean

    Where the hell are we supposed to see all these 3D flicks? I doubt there's more than a dozen cinemas in the whole of the UK capable of showing them. And do we believe the other faceless multiplexs will be spending money to upgrade when the film-going experience is already run as cheaply as possible? I used to love going to the cinema but since they stopped using projectionists and allowed chav scum to ruin every screening, I've stopped going. Once 3D is available in the home, I'm going to be a full-time shut in.

  • April 9, 2008, 5:41 a.m. CST

    No John Carter?

    by BanAllFIRSTPosters

  • April 9, 2008, 5:53 a.m. CST

    Amen, Ban. No John Carter, no comment

    by Ghostball

    Carter is one franchise that everyone of us here can get behind, surely. 'Up' sounds ok, but is this infant-oriented list really all cinema-goers have to look forwad to for the next trillion years from Pixney? Star Wars is over big time, surely we're due for another science fantasy ppus to take a shot at the title? Well, at least there's Avatar and Battle Angel. 3D, natch.

  • April 9, 2008, 5:57 a.m. CST

    'opus' - not 'ppus'...

    by Ghostball

    We've already had a science fantasy ppus. Hurm.

  • April 9, 2008, 5:59 a.m. CST

    Rapunzel - will there be eye-gouging?

    by Pookin

    Surely this is the most memorable part of the whole story (hair shmair)? Deeply shocked me when I was little, but I also thought it was cool.

  • April 9, 2008, 6:05 a.m. CST

    Amazing G...

    by Ghostball

    At best we could only hope for is ONE adult Carter movie, but think about it: mouth-watering as the prospect of a live action Dejah would be, would you really want JC's stark nethers waving around in your mush (in 3D, most probably)for two hours?

  • April 9, 2008, 6:13 a.m. CST


    by Ghostball

    The answer to your question is... There WILL Be Eye-Gouging. That will also be the official title of the movie. You're welcome.

  • April 9, 2008, 6:44 a.m. CST

    I Want More Edna Mode!

    by tvspace

    C'mon! Let's see some "Incredible" creativity!

  • April 9, 2008, 7:56 a.m. CST

    The only Newt that I wanna see . . .

    by fireclown

    Is Newts Story from the terraforming colony.

  • April 9, 2008, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Toy Story 3 is going to be so massively huge

    by godzillasushi

    I hate to repeat everyone else but I don't get the Cars sequel either. Of all the franchises they have possible sequels for, that's the oddest one. It also seems to be the most "cram famous people in" movie they've ever had. But Toy Story is coming so yay!

  • April 9, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Hell, yes - ElfQuest

    by JackRabbitSlim

    I wonder how they'd film that orgy scene in book four... Seriously, through what i've read, the Pini's animation style was (supposedly) too difficult to mass reproduce. But hell yes - i'd looove to see a faithful rendition of the first four classic books.

  • April 9, 2008, 10:10 a.m. CST

    One other thing

    by JackRabbitSlim

    Think that Newt thing was inspired by that 'kill all pandas that wont fuck to ensure their species' survival' bit in Fight Club? Prolly not.

  • April 9, 2008, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Who did Tinkerbell sleep with?

    by dtpena

    to get this much attention?

  • April 9, 2008, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Mostly it's a different "Newt"...

    by Kid Z

    ..............mostly ....

  • April 9, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST

    car 2 is ok, but i agree, we need incredibles 2

    by BurgerKing

    As I said before, Pixar has balls to make Cars 2 as Cars was their least well received film. However, they apparently aren't great at listening to their fans because everyone has been crying for Incredibles 2 and no one in particular has been asking for Cars 2 or Toy Story 3 for that matter.

  • April 9, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST

    dtpena - to answer your rhetorical question

    by finky089

    obviously, Minnie Mouse don't know EVERYTHING Mickey's up to when she's not around!

  • April 9, 2008, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Long long time ago Nelvana almost ruined Elfquest

    by Dingbatty

  • April 9, 2008, 11:36 a.m. CST

    dtpena -- goth girls got tired of vampires

    by Dingbatty

    moved on to fairies around 2000 (the 90s White Wolf RPG Changeling the Dreaming helped push this old/new again fascination). Crappy artists like Amy Brown and Jasmine Becket-Griffith became popular selling cards and t-shirts (but it did help better artists like Froud and DiTerlizzi rebound, and paved way for better artists like Paulina Stuckey-Cassidy).<p>Fairy popularity trickled down into the mainstream via Hot Topic stores, which led to Barbie fairies, Winx Club, etc. other bastardizations. Disney just recently caught the tail end of the fad via pushing Tinkerbell. (My girlfriend has been selling her faerie and fantasy art since the 90s, how I'm aware of this).

  • April 9, 2008, 11:45 a.m. CST

    The Bear & The Bow

    by supertoyslast

    With this film, Pixar will be breaking their self-imposed 1-film-a-year rule. This seems like a mistake because having one a year has made Pixar films (and 2D Disney films of old) seem like real 'event' pictures. Upping the production rate makes their slate seem scattershot and will almost certainly reduce their hit rate.

  • April 9, 2008, 12:07 p.m. CST


    by Dingbatty

    Yep. I'm aware of all.

  • April 9, 2008, 12:57 p.m. CST

    My Girls Will Love the Tink Movies!!

    by BilboRing

    I won't. Crap. Right now it's all Barbie this and Barbie that. Soon, Tink will be making me more of a woman too. Can Pixar make some sort of Dungeons and Dragons movie based on one of the books like Crystal Shard or something? Sheesh.

  • April 9, 2008, 4:37 p.m. CST


    by finky089

    I'm sorry for your pain, but your written frustration a few posts up with "Aintitbullshitpixarnews. FUCK!!!!" cracked me the fuck up just when I needed a laugh. <p> Put a band-aid on that that dick so you can stick around for more Pixar/Bush news, okay?

  • April 9, 2008, 5:23 p.m. CST

    no, it's Aintitbullshitpixarnews.FUCK!!!!

    by finky089

    according to Danny Glover's Dickblood

  • April 9, 2008, 5:26 p.m. CST

    whoa! Did a bunch of posts just get nixed?!

    by finky089

  • April 10, 2008, 1:49 a.m. CST

    OK, ricarleite

    by one9deuce

    So what was the original reason superheros couldn't show themselves in THE INCREDIBLES?

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