July 8, 2016

Post 232: Pixar's Sequel Phase to End + Four New Original Movies Planned

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Hi everybody! It's finally time for me to give you some important and very exciting Pixar news to you! So let's get started!

Pixar in the 2010s has been pretty interesting.
Of the 11 films that have been released and are coming out in the 2010s, 7 of those movies are sequels. With those films being:
  • Toy Story 3 (2010)
  • Cars 2 (2011)
  • Monsters University (2013)
  • Finding Dory (2016)
  • Cars 3 (2017)
  • Toy Story 4 (2018)
  • Incredibles 2 (2019)
Pixar has been not as remembered fondly as they were in the late '90s and the entirety of the '00s. With many people saying that Pixar has become a sequel factory and not putting out as much original films as they did. Even with some of them (Toy Story 3 and Finding Dory) being praised by critics. But now in a interview with Pixar president Jim Morris, it looks like those sequels are finally going to be rare again for Pixar to be doing them.

In an Entertainment Weekly post, Jim Morris has said this:

“Most studios jump on doing a sequel as soon as they have a successful film, but our business model is a filmmaker model, and we don’t make a sequel unless the director of the original film has an idea that they like and are willing to go forward on, a sequel in some regards is even harder [than the original] because you’ve got this defined world which, on the one hand, is a leg up, and on the other hand has expectations that you can’t disappoint on.”

Jim also went on to say that after The Incredibles 2 they have no other sequels in production, so don't expect any Ratatouille, WALL-E, or Inside Out sequels anytime soon, even though he said revisiting those worlds again would be fun, those movies ended off their stories.

This has me so excited to get introduced to new Pixar worlds, because as much as sequels can be fun it's fun to start fresh.

Original article: http://www.ew.com/article/2016/07/01/pixar-sequels-ratatouille-wall-e-inside-out

What are your thoughts on Pixar doing more original movies? Leave your thoughts on the comments below and see you soon!

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