The article says…
“(Pixar) led the field in a way that no one has since Walt Disney’s time,” animation industry historian Jerry Beck said. “I think there is going to be a sense of mission here, a renewed purpose: ‘We already conquered CG (computer generated) films, now let’s return and restore Disney to what it was when I was a kid’.”
That job will rest largely with Pixar Vice President John Lasseter, the creative chief at Pixar who spent several years as a Disney animator and revered Walt Disney. He returns to Disney animation as its creative director as part of the merger in a move that the animation community has lauded.
Animated News also points out that during the conference call for Disney while they released the 2nd quarter, CEO Robert Iger noted that Toy Story 3 is in production. Also, other sequels to Pixar movies may be in the production line.
This may cause an outroar for some who hated the idea, and joy for others who loved the fact that their would be a TS3. Bloomberg.com says…
Disney is in production with “Toy Story 3’‘ and may do other sequels of Pixar films, Iger said on the call. He said he’s “being careful’‘ about Pixar’s output so quality isn’t diminished.
Isn’t this precisely what John Lasseter and Ed Catmull didn’t want? Disney to make sequels to Pixar films and Pixar to make sequels to Disney films? What’s going on?
I think we need discussion on this. Leave your thoughts/comments below. Let everyone know what you think.