Let’s clear these Pixar rumors, shall we?
Hot off the heels of this summer’s release, “Brave,” Pixar is already getting ready for their next film “Monster’s University,” a prequel to the 2001 hit “Monsters Inc.” But that’s not all that’s in the works; no, this past week THREE different rumors of sequels/prequels were found on the web.
Let’s break them down one-by-one…
FINDING NEMO 2
The popular film from 2003 is usually named one of the best Pixar films. We were all left repeating the mantra “fish are friends, not food” and saying “duuuuude” a la Crush the turtle.
But is Pixar making a sequel, risking a repeat performance of the badly received “Cars 2?” (Or hoping for the success of Toy Story 3)?
Despite numerous rumors around the web, director Andrew Stanton (who directed the original Finding Nemo) tweeted “Didn’t you all learn from Chicken Little? Everyone calm down. Don’t believe everything you read. Nothing to see here now. #skyisnotfalling.”
Whether or not a sequel is true, it seems that we’ll have to wait a little longer for an official statement from Pixar. The rumors state the film would be released in 2016.
TOY STORY 4
Although Pixar has been announcing for a while that Toy Story 3 would DEFINITELY be the last of the storyline, the rumor of a FOURTH were sparked by an interview with Tom Hanks at BBC last year.
Hanks stated that “I think there will be [a fourth movie], yeah. I think they’re working on it now.”
However, with more examination, it seems that Hank was more likely talking about a series of shorts that Pixar will release, such as “Toy Story Hawaiian Vacation” and other promotional cartoons.
The rumors have led to many people guessing at possible storylines, but fans should not hold their breath for another film.
This is the one film that is DEFINITELY happening. Pixar has already released trailers and are looking at a release in June 2013.
With all of these sequels and prequels, fans don’t have to worry that Pixar has abandoned their original storylines. “The Good Dinosaur” is an original set for a release in 2014, and two other untitled films in 2015.
Content provided by Laura Butvinik from New York University '15