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BREAKING: Pixar Film Slate Announced

Disney/Pixar have announced their upcoming film slates in this press release

Pixar’s release schedule is as follows:
  • Jun 27, 2008 – WALL•E (Andrew Stanton)
  • May 29, 2009 – Up (Pete Docter/Bob Peterson)
  • Oct 2, 2009 – Toy Story in 3-D (John Lasseter)
  • Feb 12, 2010 – Toy Story 2 in 3-D (John Lasseter)
  • Jun 18, 2010 – Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich)
  • Summer 2011 – newt (Gary Rydstrom)
  • Christmas 2011, The Bear and the Bow (Brenda Chapman)
  • Summer 2012 – Cars 2 (Brad Lewis)
Also we now have the voice talent for WALL•E:  Fred Willard, Jeff Garlin, Sigourney Weaver, John
Ratzenberger and Kathy Najimy. Thomas Newman is composing the score. 

The synopsis for Up, is as follows:

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."

It’s voice talent includes: Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer, John Ratzenberger, Jordan Nagai. newt‘s synopsis is as follows:

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‘s synopsis is as follows:

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.

It’s voice talent is as follows: Reese Witherspoon, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson.

Cars 2 accompanies the following synopsis: 

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."

I guess those rumours were true. Along with these announcements is the announcement that Disney•Pixar will endeavor to release every animated film starting with Up, in Disney Digital 3-D. Find out a whole lot more here.

0 Responses to BREAKING: Pixar Film Slate Announced

  1. Anonymous says:

    The fact that Pixar is announcing their complete film lineup is shocking. Their takeover by Disney is quite apparent…

    Cars 2?! Why? Every Disney sequel has been PATHETIC!

  2. bawpcwpn says:

    I agree. So much for Jobs’ secretiveness.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Awesome news! Where’d you get it from?

  4. Anonymous says:

    WOW, what an announcement! It looks like Pixar has planned some awesome movies! That’s cool with Toy Story being released again…and in 3D. I’m feeling so-so with TS3 & Cars 2 though…

    I got to visit Pixar a couple of years ago to meet Bob Peterson. Bob was in the graduating class of my mom. Anyways, he drew us a few sketches and told us he was working on a top-secret project that would premire around 2007-2009. That’s cool to see him writing again (Finding Nemo being the first) and also co-directing Up. Visiting Pixar Studios was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I’ll never forget…

  5. martini833 says:

    WOW!! I am shocked, two pics a year. That’s awesome, yet I’m not sure what to think…

  6. Anonymous says:

    I have faith in Pixar to retain their storytelling genius. I am thrilled for “Up” which I speculate will be Pixar’s first Indiana Jones meets Around the world in 80 days type movie. I love Gary Rydstrom and trust him to make a sensational film. Yet I find the Bear and the Bow to be quite disconcerting. Although cars was a generally good movie it is not desrving of a sequal solely based on its unbeleivable merchandise success.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I feel that now Pixar is beginning to foreshadow what kind of studio they are to become. We are seeing hints of change starting with ups “Disney Digital 3-D” release. As of 2011 the disney plague will take charge and I feel that Pixar will lose its magic.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Relax. I see no reason to doubt the studio yet.

    I am interested to see what Pixar can do with a fairy tale. Other than WALL-E and UP, I am looking forward to The Bear and The Bow the most.

  9. Me no like Cars 2. =(

  10. Anonymous says:

    Hmmmm, I’m not too positive about this.

    Up still sounds a bit too episodic or not much thrust to the telling: what’s it actually about, what’s the dramatic premise?
    newt sounds like a great comedy-romance premise, it stands out as the strongest idea from the list.
    Though I’m glad to see Pixar going into the kingdom-and-curses territory with Bear and the Bow, it reminds me a little of Mulan.
    And as for Cars 2 . . . So what’s it about? They travel the globe …. and? Who knows, they may be able to make a better story than before. But if this has been pushed onto them by Disney due to the merchandising, ‘tis a sad day.
    Also seems like they’re heading for two films a year, if you add in the live action films too, things are getting busy!
    Purely from the synopses given, I’m not too thrilled about this line up. But we’ll see.

  11. Mitch says:

    Wow. This is shocking….

    Despite this unexpected (and perhaps inexplicable) bout of news rolled out quite suddenly by Disney/Pixar, I still have faith in the latter studio. With the exception of, perhaps, “Cars” and “A Bug’s Life” (both of which were still note-worthy films within themselves), they have not disappointed us yet.

    “Up” does sound quite interesting — it tends to remind me of “Jurassic Park”, for some odd reason. I’m curious to see how Pixar will play out this tune in an effective and entertaining way.

    “newt”, with its unusual use of an all lower case (letter) title, also seems to emit a perfume of promise. I can just image what the character designs will look like — they’ll probably be intriguing, if anything. Of all the upcoming productions planned by Pixar, I think I’m looking forward to this one the most.

    “Toy Story 3” is one that we could, I suppose, say was partially expected… yet not expected. The fact that it is being directed by Lee Unkrich alone catches my attention, since I’m eager to see how he’ll handle his newfound reigns.

    “Cars 2”…. Alright, well, I should have expected this, what with the volcanic boost of merchandising sales and whatnot that is a partner of the film’s predecessor. Nevertheless, I’m quite surprised that Pixar would endeavor to explore the realm of sequels further, especially when they seemed so reluctant to do so in the past. No doubt this will draw the kids and dedicated fans to theaters, but will it be worth it? I’m hoping it will be….

    Whatever happens, I shall never forget this one phrase that Mr. Lasseter spilled out in the bonus feature entitled “Pixar Fun Factory Tour” on the second disc of the “Monsters, Inc.” DVD, which was this:

    “Story…is… the most important thing in our films. Always has been, always will be. That’s what entertains audiences.”

    Pixar Animation Studios and its dedicated staff know that they’re brilliant; they know that they make films that exceed viewers’ expectations; and they enjoy doing what they do… which is making high-quality cinematic features with both heart and soul.

    I stand by their motto, their methods, and their creativity, but I will never cease to remember that quote stated by John Lasseter, and should Pixar ever fall down the tubes… I’m almost prepared to remind him of that citation that he said years ago. (I say “almost” because, truth be told, I don’t like butting into peoples’ business because it’s just plain rude, and also because I’m not that outspoken at all in the real world. But, really, Pixar is one of the only animation studios left on this earth that is of any true value, and I would hate for them to descend into the pit of disruption.)

    In any case, we’ll see what happens.

  12. Anonymous says:

    No mention of John Carter of Mars. Hmmmm. And no mention of what Stanton is doing past WallE. I think they’re holding that back…..

  13. Anonymous says:

    And still no Incredibles sequel. Doggone it!!!!

  14. bawpcwpn says:

    Well this is an animated feature announcement, so John Carter of Mars might be live action, hence they aren’t announcing it.

  15. Kolya says:

    I’ve got a bunch of old friends and some that I’m warming up to, and now these new kids on the block kind of give off an awkward feeling.

    Shocking news, releasing the whole lineup. Must say I look fowards to “newt” the most, though.
    I actually like having to speculate and such, rather than having all the plots given away…

    Thank you for posting! We’ll see how this startling news turns to be.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Hi, I´m from Argentina, and i want to now if you are thinking to make Monster Inc 2,

  17. Netbug009 says:

    I am personally positive about Cars 2. I think it has potential. newt looks a bit… odd…. but I trust the studio. There hasn’t been a time I doubted them where I didn’t eat my words. XD

  18. ooh, The Bear and The Bow is the one I’m most interested in!

    also, I’m not so against the idea of a Cars 2; I really enjoyed the first one. The thing is that Cars is not the obvious movie to make a sequel out of (movie/story-wise), so it feels like Cars is being set apart in that way.

    anyways, crazy!

  19. Anonymous says:

    I’m most interested in Up and newt, but they all are going to be great.

  20. gugatrons says:

    Toy Story 3 or Cars 2 might overtake Shrek 2 as highest grossing animated film. People seem to like sequels.

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