Pixar Looking Dry in 2014

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dinosaur1For the first time since 2005, Pixar will not have a fea­ture film release in a cal­en­dar year. Dis­ney has just announced that the trou­bled pro­duc­tion The Good Dinosaur has been pushed back to a 2015 release date, leapfrog­ging over Inside Out. This is the sec­ond release date roll back for the film, orig­i­nally intended for this hol­i­day sea­son. Disney’s Frozen took that slot.

It was just last month that The Good Dinosaur lost its orig­i­nal direc­tor and pro­ducer. Bob Peter­son, who also wrote the film, was pulled as direc­tor. Pro­ducer John Walker was also replaced at the same time by Denise Ream. Two days later, Ed Cat­mull, Pixar’s pres­i­dent, con­firmed to Los Ange­les Times, say­ing: “All direc­tors get really deep in their film. Some­times you just need a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive to get the idea out. Some­times direc­tors … are so deeply embed­ded in their ideas it actu­ally takes some­one else to fin­ish it up.”

The Good Dinosaur’s delay from May 30, 2014 to Novem­ber 25, 2015 leaves a gap­ing, nearly two-year long hole in the Pixar sched­ule. Cat­mull went on to explain, “Nobody ever remem­bers the fact that you slipped a film, but they will remem­ber a bad film. Our con­clu­sion was that we were going to give the [dinosaur] film some more time.”

This also pushes back the rest of the Pixar films. Find­ing Nemo sequel Find­ing Dory is now look­ing at a June 17, 2016 release date. Inside Out’s release date of June 19, 2015 remains unchanged at this point, though it, too was once on the slate for 2014.

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16 thoughts on “Pixar Looking Dry in 2014

  1. Dis­ney is run­ning Pixar into the ground. Noth­ing on their plate looks remotely inter­est­ing or original.

    It seems the days of them doing thought pro­vok­ing films like Wall-E has gone.

  2. Already have the Dis­ney movie Dinosaur. Why do any­thing else? Don’t care as long as The Incred­i­bles sequel makes it to the­atres on time.

  3. I agree that it is a long gap, but they just spat out Mon­sters U, and Planes. MU looked okay, just under-marketed, and Planes looked so bland that I didn’t even rec­og­nize its exis­tence. Also, I love a good clas­sic Pixar movie, but can we stop with the sequels? The Cars uni­verse is the most bor­ing one they’ve come up with and fail to raise much emo­tion. I like to hear that there will be a gap before they pro­duce a new and orig­i­nal movie, instead of sequel after sequel.

  4. You’re right. Planes is a spin-off of a Pixar film (fran­chise), but it was pro­duced mainly by Dis­ney­Toon Stu­dios. And in my opin­ion, it was still a good film. Not great, but good.

  5. Pixar should have stayed away from Dis­ney. They were doing just fine with­out them. Dis­ney is a jeoleous money hun­gry entity and will ruing Pixar and send them pack­ing like they did before Toy Story hit the big screen & big time. Being in the the­ater busi­ness for over 40 years I learned one thing for sure: Hol­ly­wood sucks!

  6. I really miss the old pixar, the one that had orig­i­nal sto­ries and ideas,
    now were get­ting sequels and lit­tle else ‚brave was okay, and I’m sure I’ll watch mon­sters uni­ver­sity some­day too but the old magic seems dead to me.
    and that just makes me sad.

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