This past weekend saw Disney’s D23 Expo hit the Anaheim Convention Center. A biennial occurrence, the event is like a San Diego Comic-Con specifically for Disney. The D23 Expo saw the reveal of new footage from upcoming Disney movies, including “The Avengers,” but one of the most exciting pieces of news involved the announcement of not just one, but two new animated Pixar films.
On Saturday, August 20, the company announced two unnamed projects, one of which will be directed by Pete Docter, who won an Academy Award for his work on “Up.” According to Deadline the film will take a look “inside the human mind,” and hit theaters in 2014. Though they’re several years out from a release date, the studio is reportedly already gearing up with character and set designs, and even beginning to think about casting.
The other new film will be helmed by Bob Peterson, who was Docter’s co-director on “Up”. Though it’s said to take place in the future, the 2013 movie will be a dinosaur flick, described by The Pixar Blog as depicting “a world where dinosaurs never went extinct.”
Next on tap for Pixar are the 2012 adventure movie “Brave,” and the “Monsters Inc.” sequel “Monsters University,” which is currently scheduled for 2013.