For quite a long time now, there have been rumours that Pixar is planning to head back to the world of Sulley and Mike Mazowski for a Monster’s Inc. sequel. However, while they bought up domain names, talked to potential perchandising partners and released little hints, Disney-Pixar has said very little publicly. That’s now changed with Variety reporting that the studio has officially announced the film is happen, and set a November 26th, 2012 release date for it.
It’ll become the third Pixar movie to get a sequel, after Toy Story and Cars (a follow-up is out next year), however other than a release date, they didn’t say much more about the film. We do now Pete Docter won’t return to direct (because he recently said so), and there’s no news on the plot. But who cares, at least we now know Monster’s Inc. is coming back!
Disney-Pixar also announced they’d be releasing another movie in 2012, Brave (formerly known as Bear and the Bow), which will be coming out on June 15th, 2012. Many had wondered whether the project had been canned after the title ‘Bear and the Bow’ disappeared from Disney’s Christmas 2011 release schedule a few weeks ago. However it’s now been revealed it was a name change and delay that caused this confusion. The film, which will feature Reese Witherspoon’s voice, is said to be Pixar’s first fairytale and their first female-driven movie. It’ll follow a princess who aims to shed her royal ties and become the world’s first great woman archer.
It all sounds good to me. But at this point, Pixar could probably make a movie about how cheese is matured and it’d be hailed as a masterpiece and make hundreds of millions of dollars, as they seem incapable of doing wrong.