CinemaCon '12: New Lee Unkrich Film Revealed; 'The Good Dinosaur' and 'Mind' Project Get Release Dates!

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Pixar’s plans for the future are often shrouded in mystery. However, Entertainment Weekly reports some exciting details out of CinemaCon 2012 regarding Pixar’s upcoming slate, including a previously unannounced production!

Speaking to theatre owners at Disney’s panel, John Lasseter announced Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich’s new project based on Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), to be released sometime in 2015. Currently, little is known about the storyline, but the Mexican holiday provides some rich source material to experiment with.

Furthermore, the humorously titled The Untitled Pixar Movie About Dinosaurs was renamed The Good Dinosaur. The film was also dated for May 30, 2014, following a release date conflict with Disney’s Frozen. Directed by Bob Peterson, best known as the voice of Dug in Up, the movie depicts a world where dinosaurs never went extinct.

The Untitled Pixar Movie that Takes You Inside the Mind, helmed by Monsters, Inc. and Up director Pete Docter, also received a new release date, June 19, 2015, about a year later than previously announced. No title or any additional details were revealed, although the premise continues to intrigue.

Finally, a teaser trailer for Monsters University was screened to attendees of the panel, depicting the rivalry between young Mike and Sulley through a college prank. Expect it to be attached to Brave, which opens on June 22, 2012. Monsters University will make its way into theaters on June 21, 2013.

What are your thoughts on Pixar’s upcoming films?

Last modified: April 25, 2012