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What’s Next For Pete Docter? Not Monsters, Inc. 2

As early as mid-last year, we’ve been getting some implicit hints pointing to a sequel in the dearly beloved world of Pixar’s 2001 hit Monsters, Inc.

Turns out MI2 isn’t exactly happening. At least, not under Pete Docter’s watch for now. Good news is, Doc’s got a new puppy in early development according to his latest interview with New York Magazine.

It’s a bittersweet announcement mostly because I had warmed up to seeing the further adventures of Mike and Sulley. On the other hand, I can’t complain about an original Pete Docter flick! What we know so far is that he’s been working on the concept for a few weeks in between the Up publicity tour. No title or plot has been announced at the moment, but the interview is a great read and there’s much more to enjoy.

For the time being we can appreciate Pete Docter’s current classics, Up and Monsters, Inc., on  Blu-ray and DVD starting tomorrow! In related news, marketing for those new releases has picked up monumentally as evidenced by the TV Spots (please send in links of any that have gone online) and Disney’s Up-i-fied website!

So, what do you suppose Pete Docter has under his sleeves? Whatever it is, it’s sure to be great!

0 Responses to What’s Next For Pete Docter? Not Monsters, Inc. 2

  1. Whew, thank god! I’m sorry, I’m fine with Pixar sequels, but there are certain movies that have such a solid conclusion that adding anything more would be an insult to the original. In my oppinion Monsters, Inc. was that way.

    I have no doubt that if Pixar did decide to go ahead with M,I.2 it’d be great, I mean it is Pixar we’re talking about, but it’d be very bittersweet because the new film would destroy the beauty of the first film’s final moments.

    Thank you Pixar, this announcement is getting my birthday off to a good start :)

  2. uruseiranma says:

    I’m also in the same boat as being not that sure about a sequel to Monsters, Inc.

    It ended so simply and nicely, that I wouldn’t want to spoil that simple ending.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I agree with both comments. The film concluded so nicely. Though if Pixar ever DID do a sequel to it, I’m sure it’d be great.
    Oh my, a new film announcement? Well, I’ll be! Can’t wait to hear more about it!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Yes!! NO TO MONSTERS 2!!! It can’t happen!! it would ruin the first one!! Same goes for Cars 2 as a matter of fact…

  5. Mitch says:

    Thank goodness. If this is a definitive end to the “Monsters, Inc. 2” rumors then I can breath a sigh of relief. I’m also one of those who isn’t exactly gung-ho for a sequel to Mr. Docter’s first hit….

    On the other hand, I applaude Pete Docter for continuing to uphold the Pixar name (of course) and work on new and interesting ideas. Here’s hoping that he does a dinosaur-themed film. I’ve been waiting for one of those from Pixar for years….

  6. martini833 says:

    Although I see where everyone is coming from in being “relieved” at no Monsters, Inc sequel, one has to note that this is not the end of rumors. Pete Docter only said that he (not the studio as a whole) wasn’t working on it. My point is, John Lasseter isn’t working on Toy Story 3 or Cars 2 as director so why should Docter direct on Monsters 2? That’s rhetorical by the way. I do know why he should work on it, and realize that Lasseter is too busy anyways, but that still doesn’t necessarily mean Pixar isn’t developing the sequel. For all we know, Pete Docter could collaborate with the MI2 team while on his new project… :)

  7. pitbulllady says:

    I’m glad that SOMEONE (thank you, martini833)did point out that just because Peter Docter stated that he himself was not directing M.I.2, does not necessarily mean that there’s not going to BE a sequel. Disney has already purchased a web domain for the sequel, so that is certainly evidence that it is at least in development.
    I have very mixed feelings on the making of a sequel, though, and it’s not because a sequel would “ruin” the first, since I am one of those people who do not feel that the first one tied up all the “loose ends”. My reservations, as most of you who know me can figure out, have to do with one such “loose end”: the fate of Randall Boggs. I do not buy into the notion that he’s dead, since if this is so, this means essentially that Mike and Sulley committed at the very least “monslaughter”. Two wrongs do not make a right, and if in the sequel neither of them expresses the least bit of remorse at having taken the law into their own hands and committed an act of revenge, then it shows them both to be every bit as cold-hearted as their former rival is alleged to be. Pixar has the chance to explore some deeply emotional and ultimately positive themes/messages with the sequel, OR they can take the low road, the path most traveled, and push that notion of people either being inately “evil” or inately “good”, with no “gray areas”, which of course is NOT even close to reality at all. If they are just making movies aimed at toddlers or people whose mental/emotional development parallels that of a kindergarten child, who can only comprehend the world in terms of “good people” and “bad people”, then Pixar has made its last dime off of me. I got to watch that sort of thing for free every Saturday morning on tv when I was a kid. I DO hold Pixar to a higher standard, though, than the folks who made half-hour cheap cartoons for tv, so a M.I. 2 can show whether or not they will continue to rise to those expectations or just make dressed-up CGI cartoons for the little kids, and forget about making movies that appeal to thinking adults as well.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Huge disappointment.

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