Next Pixar features to focus on dinosaurs, brain

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Dinosaurs and the mys­ter­ies of the human brain will be the sub­jects of Pixar Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios’ next two fea­tures, sched­uled for release in 2013 and 2014.

Dis­ney and Pixar chief cre­ative offi­cer John Las­seter announced the new projects dur­ing the D23 expo for Dis­ney fans in Ana­heim, California.

The films will fol­low next year’s Brave and Mon­sters Uni­ver­sity, slated for a sum­mer 2013 release. Nei­ther have titles. How­ever, Find­ing Nemo screen­writer Bob Peter­son will direct the first, to cen­ter around dinosaurs and to be released for Christ­mas 2013.

PIXAR Dinosaur Film

PIXAR Dinosaur Film

Instead of going back to the dinosaur era, the movie will pre­sup­posed that dinosaurs didn’t become extinct. “In our movie, dinosaurs con­tinue to live,” Peter­son told fans at the expo.

And in the sum­mer of 2014, the stu­dio plans to release “the unti­tled Pixar movie that takes you inside the mind,” said the film’s direc­tor, Pete Doc­ter. “We are excited to take you to a world that every­body knows but where no one has ever been: the world inside your own mind.”

Pixar showed early footage from Brave, its first fairy tale, dur­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion. Fea­tur­ing a Scot­tish princess, it will be the studio’s first film fea­tur­ing a female protagonist.

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