So I’m growing ever more aware that whenever I cover anything Pixar-related here at Mamapop, I am very quickly disagreed with (often PROFUSELY) in the comments. So, fine! Let’s just get the controversy out of the way: I never saw A Bug’s Life! WALL-E is the greatest Pixar film of all time! I absolutely hated Cars 2! I was really disappointed by Brave! I think Toy Story 4 is a terrible idea!
But hopefully we can all agree that these — these four pieces of concept art from Pixar’s next four upcoming films — are awesome, and make their respective films look and sound awesome too. WELCOME BACK TO MY GOOD GRACES, PIXAR. (I know you were super worried.)
Pixar’s next film (set for a June 21, 2013 release) is Monsters University, the prequel to Monsters, Inc. I loved the original and approve of this one (I KNOW I KNOW WHO ASKED ME NOBODY), though I admit I’m relieved to see that none of the next three films are sequels or prequels of any kind.
Pixar’s doing dinosaurs! Kind of amazing to realize that they haven’t yet, since kids dig dinosaurs and have you tried to show a modern-day child The Land Before Time recently? Kind of bleak, and I think my kid thought I was showing him some budget version of Ice Age. Anyway, Pixar’s dino tale is The Good Dinosaur, directed by Bob Peterson (writer from Up and Finding Nemo). The description is: What if the cataclysmic asteroid that forever changed life on Earth actually missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In other words, NOT ICE AGE. It’s scheduled for a May 2014 release.
Next up we have Pixar’s June 2015 release, currently known as Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside the Mind. Whhhaatt? Trippy! It’s described as: 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. WHEE!
Finally we have an image I would love to make into an iPhone case: The Untitled Pixar Movie About Dia de los Muertos. 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. We can expect this one in 2016.
So what do you think? Are you excited about any of these, like I am? And are you doing the math and realizing how old you and your children will be in 2016, like I am? Because OLD.
(Thanks to ComingSoon.net for sharing these with the grabby Internet.)