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danharing
04-08-2008, 11:22 PM
Today Disney and Pixar announced the two studiosí release slate for the next few years, and itís pretty interesting. Up, Toy Story 3, Newt, Bear and the Bow, and Cars 2

http://cinemagaslight.com/2008/04/08/pixar-announces-lineup-through-2012/

rblitz7
04-08-2008, 11:46 PM
WOW! I think the biggest news is that it seems Pixar is going to be releasing two films a year now. I think this is good as long as the films stay the same quality they've been.

Artbot
04-09-2008, 12:08 AM
Holy crap! Ed Asner is still alive?!

beaker
04-09-2008, 01:05 AM
WOW! I think the biggest news is that it seems Pixar is going to be releasing two films a year now. I think this is good as long as the films stay the same quality they've been.Well yes and no, only if you consider the rereleases of Toy Story 1&2 in stereo. Though 2112 does have 2 pixar ones.

dARCKLOWN
04-09-2008, 01:16 AM
Cars 2? really? how could the worst of their movies be greenlit for a sequel!?

Matt Leishman
04-09-2008, 01:23 AM
dARKCLOWN,
my guess can be summed up in one word

m e r c h a n d i s i n g

I'm just sayin'.

rblitz7
04-09-2008, 01:28 AM
Well yes and no, only if you consider the rereleases of Toy Story 1&2 in stereo. Though 2112 does have 2 pixar ones.
oh yeah, forgot about that. Also I assume 2112 is a typo, haha. Though I do wonder what Pixar will be doing then....

JoshBowman
04-09-2008, 01:46 AM
Cars 2?? *Groan*

ragdoll
04-09-2008, 01:53 AM
i actually want to see their 2d films like rapunzel... now that Pixar has their hands on both 2d and 3d deptartments it'd be an interesting shift. Plus i saw a bootleg clip of rapunzel online and i gotta say it looks awesome.

one question tho, is everything from Disney going to be 2d and everything from Pixar 3d? Will there be a Pixar 2d film anytime soon?

Capel
04-09-2008, 02:02 AM
yeah everything on that list sounds pretty exciting except for Cars 2. talk about a movie that needs no sequel... i mean what else is there to tell?

GatorNic
04-09-2008, 02:24 AM
I bet if Pixar was still on its own, Cars 2 would never be made. This is totally the Disney machine looking for money.

beaker
04-09-2008, 02:37 AM
I bet if Pixar was still on its own, Cars 2 would never be made. This is totally the Disney machine looking for money.Nope. The Pixar crew, primarily Lasseter and Ed Catmul are in charge of current movies being developed and released for Pixar, Disney Feature Animation and Disney Home Video divisions. That was the deal Disney made when they aquired Pixar. I've been to a few talks that John Lasseter did and he is a huge fan of Cars which is probably why he is doing a sequel.

flawedprefect
04-09-2008, 04:27 AM
Um... why are there going to be so many "tinkerbell" titles?

yenvalmar
04-09-2008, 04:53 AM
is its all gonna be in stereo 3d!
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3id751287ff1c2313e828fbfbf96c116c1

they are doing it! good for them, im sure they will cash in.

mmkelly011881
04-09-2008, 05:20 AM
Cars 2? really? how could the worst of their movies be greenlit for a sequel!?

every kid i know loves cars... these movies aren't made just for us.

I think that merchandising would be an argument AGAINST Cars 2.. I'm pretty sure they would make more money by coming out with a movie with new characters.. that adds to the number of assets to sell. Also, they can always release new versions of the same cars without a movie release to go with it. They must have something more to say.

MrPositive
04-09-2008, 06:21 AM
Cars 2 over Incredibles 2? Yeesh.

JoshBowman
04-09-2008, 07:28 AM
They may be waiting for Brad to finish his current projects before doing an Inc. 2

sk3d
04-09-2008, 07:39 AM
I like the sound of 'THE BEAR AND THE BOW', I havent made up my mind about the rest yet.... Cars 2? eh?!

R10k
04-09-2008, 08:14 AM
I liked Cars, personally.

DrFx
04-09-2008, 08:37 AM
Toy Story in 3-D?
Waiting to cash in on 3d nostalgia? Or will there be some kind of rewrite?
I'd heard of UP, but the Bear and the Bow is news to me.

stage-gr
04-09-2008, 09:43 AM
even though i liked cars i find a sequel completely unnecessery...

WHY NOT A SEQUEL TO THE INCREDIBLES???

Boone
04-09-2008, 09:46 AM
While a Cars sequel does sound a little ropey its a good horse to bet on for bringing in the cash. Along with yet another Toy Story sequel they should land enough cash to continue financing slightly less successful projects like Ratatouille.

robcat2075
04-09-2008, 10:12 AM
I like Stereoscopic movies but I'm thinking Pixar films are works of art that should be composed and viewed in 2D. I don't see Pixar making a movie with lots of things thrown at the camera which is pretty much what you have to do to make the stereoscopic hassle worthwhile.


I think that merchandising would be an argument AGAINST Cars 2.. I'm pretty sure they would make more money by coming out with a movie with new characters.. that adds to the number of assets to sell.

The actual press release says there will be "new international" characters added. And by the time Cars 2 comes out there will be a whole new set of kids to buy the old ones.

vfx
04-09-2008, 01:32 PM
Wow - there are some really amazing films lined up there.

http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/04/09/disney-and-pixars-full-animated-line-up-through-2012/

So Disney Digital 3-Dô - sounds interesting... it'll be interesting to see the quality comaprisons.

Also - really excited that the director of Lion King is working close to Pixar :) with Bear and the Bow... that and Up and newt sound great. I see there's some ones i.e. Rapunzel which are still slated for a release.

cresshead
04-09-2008, 01:53 PM
so, what happened to john carter of mars?

Littleberu
04-09-2008, 02:36 PM
so, what happened to john carter of mars?

Andrew Stanton is apparently helming, so I guess it's not before 2013 or later.

cresshead
04-09-2008, 06:03 PM
drat, of all the films...john carter of mars is THE one!
..ohh well i'll have to wait then!....

ambient-whisper
04-09-2008, 06:26 PM
While a Cars sequel does sound a little ropey its a good horse to bet on for bringing in the cash. Along with yet another Toy Story sequel they should land enough cash to continue financing slightly less successful projects like Ratatouille.

$621,402,359 worldwide, not too bad i would think.

rblitz7
04-09-2008, 07:55 PM
$621,402,359 worldwide, not too bad i would think.
I think he meant potentially unsuccesfull projects.

Papa Lazarou
04-09-2008, 08:11 PM
I've been to a few talks that John Lasseter did and he is a huge fan of Cars which is probably why he is doing a sequel.

He's a huge fan of his own movie? :surprised

every kid i know loves cars... these movies aren't made just for us.

I think that merchandising would be an argument AGAINST Cars 2.. I'm pretty sure they would make more money by coming out with a movie with new characters.. that adds to the number of assets to sell.

well, last time I was in my local toy store, they were still selling heaps of Cars merchandise, meanwhile all the Ratatouille stuff was on clearance.

beaker
04-09-2008, 08:15 PM
He's a huge fan of his own movie? :surprisedI mean real cars, not his movie. He is a big automotive fanboy.

MartyMcFly
04-09-2008, 08:16 PM
If I remember correctly, Cars was the second highest Grossing movies that year,...Behind Pirates. It did well.

malducin
04-09-2008, 09:32 PM
Andrew Stanton is apparently helming, so I guess it's not before 2013 or later.

Well this scedule is for animated films. There's no mention of 1906 (the San Fran quake movie) or John Carter of Mars, which should be live action films, so we could see one or both before 2012.

UltimateGnarFactor
04-09-2008, 10:26 PM
"UP" Sounds really good to me. Probably because it seems to be the only break from talking animals and cars, though pixar has done well with those in the past

Rick May
04-09-2008, 10:32 PM
i actually want to see their 2d films like rapunzel... now that Pixar has their hands on both 2d and 3d deptartments it'd be an interesting shift. Plus i saw a bootleg clip of rapunzel online and i gotta say it looks awesome.

one question tho, is everything from Disney going to be 2d and everything from Pixar 3d? Will there be a Pixar 2d film anytime soon?

King of the Elves is probably CG (from Disney). And Rapunzel (unless something has changed that I missed) is CG as well. So, I'm not sure where you are getting that Disney will only do 2D stuff..?

Boone
04-10-2008, 01:25 AM
Re: Ambient-Whisper.

Now thats bloody strange, all I've heard from the media is how wonderful Cars performed and how Ratatouille was a miss. However, according to Wikipedia not only did Ratatouille take $620,261,049 - Cars only took $461,981,604? Infact, Ratatouille - according to the list on this page...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixar

...would be PIXAR's third most commercilly successful movie to date. Hmmm...why all the moaning in the media? Dont make sense at all - even with a $30million budget difference between the two movies, Ratatouille is still more profitable than Cars...:surprised

Anyway, I stand corrected.

beaker
04-10-2008, 01:52 AM
They are probably talking about domestic performance. Studios make a smaller percentage on the foriegn release.

vfx
04-10-2008, 11:48 AM
Here's a nice pic of UP...

http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/04/09/first-look-pixars-up-rendered/

Xevious
04-10-2008, 06:06 PM
Cars may be the worst Pixar movie but it's a hell of a lot better than all the other crap thats out in the theaters.

So Pixar at their worst is better than other studio's best...

soulburn3d
04-10-2008, 07:05 PM
They are probably talking about domestic performance. Studios make a smaller percentage on the foriegn release.

Quoted for emphasis. A lot of people don't know this fact, and it's a pretty important fact to know in the movie business.

- Neil

Michael5188
04-10-2008, 07:28 PM
Cars may be the worst Pixar movie but it's a hell of a lot better than all the other crap thats out in the theaters.

So Pixar at their worst is better than other studio's best...

Don't know how many times I've said the same thing. Seriously, people criticize it so heavily, but did they see the other animated films out that year?

robcat2075
04-11-2008, 08:19 AM
I recall reading once that Walt Disney kept making short after they stopped being profitable because they still drove demand for merchandise that was profitable.

Thre may be business cases for films that are not profitable in themselves but create a demand for licensed merchandise that makes up for it.

I suppose the end-state of that would be to make a movie, let it be pirated, never show it in a single theater and then sit back and wait for people to mob the stores to buy the merchandise.

MrPositive
04-17-2008, 09:16 AM
There are several animated movies I would take over Cars from other studios: Shrek 1 and 2, Happy Feet, Over the Hedge, Monster House, Ice Age, Surf's Up, Howl's Moving Castle, etc. Personally, I don't understand the statment that their worst is better than every body else's best....shrug.

beaker
04-17-2008, 04:09 PM
It's called Pixar Snob syndrome :)

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