Pixar films have captured the hearts of millions of people around the world and more films get released each year. Pixar recently announced that four of their popular films will be re-releasd in theaters in 3D, beginning this year. The first film set to release is Finding Nemo on September 14, 2012.
Aside from 3D re-releases, Pixar is currently developing sequels to some of their more popular movies. The recent rumor buzz on the Internet includes talk of a sequel to the popular under the sea film, which originally opened in theaters in 2003. Finding Nemo 2 is set for a potential 2016 release and could possibly have writer and director Andrew Stanton back as well.
The first Pixar sequel film with an actual set release date is Monsters University. The film is actually a prequel to the 2001 film Monsters Inc, and follows Mike and Sully as they become friends in school. Director Dan Scanlon will return as well as a cast including Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Jennifer Tilly and Kelsey Grammar. With several teaser trailers already unveiled on the web, the film will open in theaters on June 21, 2013.
There have also been mentions of a possible Toy Story 4, after comments Tom Hanks made last year and the film being in the works. The original Toy Story was released in 1995, Toy Story 2 followed in 1999 and Toy Story 3 in 2010. Another unconfirmed sequel includes a follow up to 2004’s The Incredibles, about a family of superheroes.
Pixar is also working on a film called The Good Dinosaur, a film about what life would be like if dinosaurs were never extinct, which is set to open in theaters on May 30, 2014.
From childhood toys coming to life to under the sea adventures to monsters in the closet and more, Pixar has a way of creating films for people of all ages. With the sequels be just as popular? Only time will tell.