"Is Pixar Going Sequel Crazy?" ...
And the answer -- in question form -- is:
What the hell are these people talking about?
Hollywood (the generic Hollywood) makes sequels. Always has, always will.
Douglas Fairbanks Sr. made sequels. Charlie Chaplin made sequels. (The Little Tramp over and over again. Those were SEQUELS.)
Walt Disney said he didn't like to do sequels, and then did sequels. Cartoon sequels (The Three Little Wolves.) Live-action sequels. (The Son of Flubber.) Amusement park sequels (The Magic Kingdom, Florida.)
And in the modern age, Jeffrey Katzenberg, George Lucas, Stephen Spielberg, and John Lasseter have done sequels. In case these fools haven't noticed, sequels make lots and lots of money. And that's what Tinsel Town is about.
Money. Profits. The Long Green.
The writers of stupid questions really need to grow the f*ck up.