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New Pixar movies and Disney+ Originals!

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Disney Investor Day on December 10th was an overwhelming day filled with all sorts of exciting announcements. New Pixar films were unveiled, along with a new series exclusive to Disney+. Now that we’ve had time to digest all the fantastic news, here’s what’s upcoming.

Dug Days (2021)

This series about our favorite talking dog arrives in the fall. Featuring the ‘dangers of suburbia,’ like fireworks, puppies, and squirrels.

The other Disney+ series include Pixar Popcorn, a second season of Inside Pixar, and a new Cars spinoff, with a road trip across the country starring Lightning McQueen and Mater.

Turning Red (2022)

Investor Day

The red panda is out of the bag! Domee Shi’s feature directorial debut follows the adventures of 13 year old Mei, a girl navigating adolescence with all of its confusion and awkwardness. Mei is a regular teenager, but with a twist: she turns into a red panda whenever she gets too excited! The fact that Domee came up with this idea is only to be expected. “Bao” was such a surprise, adorable and poignant all at once. I can’t even imagine what Turning Red has in store. I love Mei already, in both human and animal form.

Lightyear (2022)

A Buzz Lightyear origin movie?! It will debut in theaters. I’m not sure how I feel about this one, considering it seems like it would work more as a series, but you can watch the trailer below. Chris Evans will voice the space ranger.

Win or Lose (2023)

Pixar’s first animated series will premiere on Disney+ in February of 2023. The stories will focus on a middle school softball team and each episode will explore the view of a different character.

It feels great to have all this new Pixar content to look forward to, and with Soul just a few weeks away. Hopefully theaters will reopen so we can enjoy these great films on the big screen. Let us know what you think!

Last modified: July 13, 2021

Simoa (Elliefredricksen) is Editor in Chief of Upcoming Pixar and an aspiring Pixar heroine. She joined Upcoming Pixar in 2014 and is always excited to see how her favorite animation studio changes and grows.