Friday, June 28, 2013


The President of Pixar/Walt Disney Animation Studios says:

“For artistic reasons … it’s really important that we do an original film a year,” says Catmull ... “Every once in a while, we get a film where we want or people want to see something continuing in that world — which is the rationale behind the sequel. They want those characters, which means we were successful with them. But if you keep doing that, then you aren’t doing original films.” ...

It's good that Ed Catmull is pushing for original films.

But for monetary reasons, the conglomerate for which he works is (likely) pushing for sequels whenever and wherever possible. Because sequels make lots of money. And the "ka-CHING" is what Disney, Viacom, News Corp. and the rest really care about.

Original movies? Meh.


Floyd Norman said...

It would appear El Presidente has forgotten who he works for.

Grant said...

You can count on many more sequels. Another Toy Story, another Monsters film, and another Cars movie. I bet they even try a Bugs Life sequel. With Catmul getting ready to retire, and Lasseter obviously stretched thin, Disney's going to be driving the creative choices now more than ever at Pixar. And it'll be all about selling toys.

Kenneth Elliott said...

While this decision is sure to make maximum amount of $$$, I can't help but think that Pixar has somewhat betrayed their original mentality.

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