Mother’s Day is this Sunday and in honor of that Pixar has released a Mother’s Day themed trailer for Monsters University!
It’s been nearly a decade since Finding Nemo was released, but today, much to the delight of many, including Ellen DeGeneres, we learn that there will be a sequel!
Finding Dory will center around, you guessed it, Dory and her journey which reunites her with her loved ones. From the press release:
According to Stanton, “Finding Dory” takes place about a year after the first film, and features returning favorites Marlin, Nemo and the Tank Gang, among others. Set in part along the California coastline, the story also welcomes a host of new characters, including a few who will prove to be a very important part of Dory’s life.
There’s still some time to wait though, as it won’t be released until November 25, 2015, but what’s another couple of years?
Check out this video from Ellen’s show this morning were she announces the film and reminisces on the (many) times she’s made the point that Nemo was still sequel-less.
So, thoughts? Are you excited about seeing Dory as the star of the film? Let us know in the comments section below!
Check out this extended preview of Monsters University!
In a new Disney Parks campaign, renown photographer Annie Leibovitz is using celebrities to re-create beloved Disney characters!
The newest celebrity revealed from the project is Taylor Swift, dressed to perfection as Rapunzel from Tangled!
Here are some previously released photos from the campaign:
Tron 3 director Joseph Kosinski has given his first major interview regarding the new film, in which he discusses how the franchise is being revived, the script, the timeline, and the world of Tron!
Kosinski said in the interview with Collider that he’s not falling back on his laurels from Tron: Legacy, but plans to create something totally different of the World of Tron this time around:
“I don’t want to say too much about it but the goal would not be to simply re-use. We’re not going to re-use the assets from Legacy, that’s no fun. If we’re going to do to it we’re going to reinvent all over again and it’s going to be a whole new generation for reasons that are very story-driven. That’s all I can say.”
A major part of this will be the timeline, which will stay current:
“It feels like we’re kind of real-time in step. So however much time has passed since Legacy came out would also have transpired in the real world. So it will still be contemporary. So let’s say if the Tron sequel comes out in 2015, then four or five years have passed since the last movie.”
He also has some major faith in the power of the TRON franchise and thus plans to take his time with the project and create each element carefully, which means no immediate plans to begin production are in effect:
“I’ve said it would have to be our Empire Strikes Back for me to come back and for me to pull the whole team back together. I think we do have that idea. We do have the idea that feels big and really blows the doors off this franchise. It’s hinted at promises of something for two movies now, for thirty years, so it’s time to deliver on that. But the script’s got to be at a level that makes it worth going back for, because it’s a lot of work to make a movie like this and it’s a multi-year project. So we’ve got our writer Jesse Wigutow on it right now writing, and fingers crossed if it all comes together, as we hope it will, there could be another Tron in the next few years, and it’s going to be awesome.”
Collider has unveiled never before seen concept art from a Disney/Pixar project that was canceled in 2010.
The movie, Newt, focused on the comedic yet tense relationship between the last male and female blue-footed newts after they are brought together by scientists to repopulate the species, despite the fact that they can’t stand each other. When the creators got wind of an outside production with almost the same plot, Rio, the film was scraped.
Via Bleeding Cool
Director Mark Romanek has dropped out of the live adaptation of Cinderella he has working on alongside Disney.
The split from the project is rumored to have been caused by artistic differences. Romanek, the director of films like One Hour Photo and Never Let Me Go, envisioned a much darker version of the tale than Disney was willing to allow. We think there are some dark elements on the tale that definitely need to be exposed, but this still has the Disney name attached and will be expected to cater to family audiences, meaning it can’t go it Snow White and the Huntsman territory.
However, the show will go on. Disney is currently looking for another director for the movie and Cate Blanchett is still attached to play the evil stepmother. There have been auditions for the role of Cinderella, but no decision has been announced.
Check out this clip from Pixar’s upcoming short The Blue Umbrella, which is set to open up in front of Monsters University this June! Not only is this visually appealing, but it looks really cute!
thank to Collider for the tip!
We’ve all seen those campus promo videos and commercials for the plethora of colleges and universities out there and now Monsters University has joined the ranks! In this fun TV spot for the movie, which aired during the Rose Bowl, we get a glimpse into MU and why you will want to attend!
Thank you to Geek Tyrant for the tip!
Check out these pretty neat pieces of art Comingsoon.net received from Pixar Animation Studios!
The first artwork is for Monsters University and is art we have seen before. The anticipated prequel, featuring the voices of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Dave Foley, Julia Sweeney, Joel Murray and Peter Sohn, hits theaters on June 21, 2013.
Next up was art for the company’s May 30, 2014 release, The Good Dinosaur, directed by Bob Peterson. The film is described as follows: What if the cataclysmic asteroid that forever changed life on Earth actually missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct?
Then came art for director Pete Docter’s Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside the Mind. The June 19, 2015 release is described as follows: From director Pete Docter (“Up,” “Monsters, Inc.”) and producer Jonas Rivera (“Up”), the inventive new film will take you to a place that everyone knows, but no one has ever seen: the world inside the human mind.
And finally was The Untitled Pixar Movie About Dia de los Muertos. The 2016 release is described as follows: From director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson, the filmmaking team behind the Academy Award®-winning “Toy Story 3,” comes a wholly original Pixar Animation Studios film that delves into the vibrant holiday of Día de los Muertos.