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!
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.
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.
Pixar has released two new stills from the upcoming Monsters University, showing Mike and Sully having a little fun in their glory days!
“This is roughly around the time Mike and Sulley meet,” says director Dan Scanlon, who made the Cars short Mater and the Ghostlight. “They’re at a fraternity party, and this is Mike and Sulley getting off on the wrong foot a little bit.”
“We get to show off their differences,” said Monsters University producer Kori Rae. “They both approach life in different ways. Mike is the go-getter type, anything is possible, and he’s the super-hard worker. Sulley is different because he’s a great scarer, he has this natural ability, but Mike has to work for it.”
Moviehole has exclusively discovered that there are plans for a Wreck-It Ralph 2!
John C. Reilly (Ralph) joked:
“They wouldn’t make [all that] merchandise, if [Disney] didn’t have plans for other [Wreck-it Ralph] stories.Some of the big muckety-muckets at the studio, who I just saw the other night, were like ‘We’re talking sequel!’”, Reilly reveals. “The movie made $150 million dollars in eleven days, it broke the box-office record for Disney animated movies on opening weekend. If that’s any indication that we’ll be doing a sequel… I bet we’ll be doing a sequel.”
Director Richard Moore confirmed that he’s already talking storylines with execs at Disney for the second film, which he plans to helm. And there’s one character he wants to get in on the action who didn’t make it before: Mario!
“We’ll really come up with something good for Mario to do [in the next film]“, says Moore. “To be able to present him in the sequel, would be great”.
Check out these cool new images from the short The Legend of Mor’Du which will be available on the upcoming DVD/Blu-Ray release of Brave on November 13th!
The Legend of Mor’Du is set to bunk up with the Brave Blu-ray and DVD release on Nov. 13. It’s rendered in a more hand-painted, 2D artisan look gleaned from conceptual art and based on tales set forth in Brave. Mor’Du is the demon bear who was once a prince, before a failed attempt to grab power from his brothers transformed him into the terrifying, furry foe. He’s introduced in the movie when he attacks Princess Merida, and his backstory is recounted by the character of Elinor in a pivotal scene. Here he’ll take center stage in all his roaring rage.
Here’s something that we didn’t see coming! Today it was announced that Disney has acquired Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion giving it all rights to the Star Wars franchise. And what is probably the aspect of this deal that’s creating the most buzz is the fact that in 2015 we will be getting Star Wars: Episode VII! You have to let us know what you think about that!
Here’s and excerpt from a very in depth article by Collider:
Disney has purchased George Lucas’ Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion, and has earmarked a 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII. Yes, you read that right. Not only will Disney be in command of the Star Wars empire, but a seventh entry in one of the most popular franchise of all time is in the works and set for release the same year as The Avengers 2 and Justice League.
I’m still in a fair amount of shock here, but with this move Disney has solidified its plans to take over the world as the company now houses Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. The new was announced by both companies, so this is no hoax.