Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Disney and Pixar peer into the future

The front page of yesterday's Variety featured a detailed breakdown of Disney and Pixar's theatrical feature plans for the foreseeable future. Some of this parallels our post from yesterday, except that for the first time The Powers That Be are getting specific about some previously unconfirmed release dates ...

Here's a (very) brief list of the upcoming titles. Further details in the above-linked article:

  • Summer 2008: Pixar's Wall-E, directed by Andrew Stanton.
  • Thanksgiving 2008*: Disney's Bolt, formerly American Dog, directed by Chris Williams & Byron Howard.
  • May 29, 2009: Pixar's Up, directed by Pete Docter, which as was reported here yesterday will be their first 3-D title.
  • Christmas 2009: Disney's The Princess and the Frog, directed by John Musker and Ron Clements.
  • June 28, 2010: Pixar's Toy Story 3, directed by Lee Unkrich.
  • Christmas 2010: Disney's Rapunzel, directed by Glen Keane and Dean Wellins.
  • 2011: Pixar's newt, directed by Gary Rydstrom.
  • 2011: Pixar's The Bear and the Bow, directed by Brenda Chapman, breaking Pixar's glass ceiling for what Variety refers to as "femme helmers".
  • Summer 2012: Pixar's Cars 2, directed by Brad Lewis.
  • Christmas 2012: Disney's King of the Elves, directed by Aaron Blaise and Robert Walker.

*rumors to the contrary ...

6 comments:

Mr Matt said...

What's the rumor regarding the contradiction of Bolt's November release? I haven't heard anything suggesting a possible change of date.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Pixar can reverse the impression that they are the Bay Area branch of The He Man Women Haters Club.

Anonymous said...

It's early yet....JL's not immune to replacing directors that disagree with him. Good luck Brenda...

Anonymous said...

i just hope one of the Disney films can bring back the luster.

Anonymous said...

What's the rumor regarding the contradiction of Bolt's November release? I haven't heard anything suggesting a possible change of date.

Word from some of the people working on it is there is no way that Bolt can make its release date becuz of the load of work that needs to be done.

So look for some announcement later about a switch of release dates. Prob'ly they'll give some other reason than "hey, we dint have enuff time ...."

Bob & Rob "Professional American Writers" said...

It's nice to see all of these projects laid out...it gives a good perspective as to how these two companies are co-existing. Cheers, Bob

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