Huge news out of the bi-annual D23 convention in Anaheim. More info was shed on the two mystery Pixar feature films and we learned the details about the next Toy Story Toon!
The November 2013 film will be a film about dinosaurs directed by Bob Peterson (co-director of Up) and co-directed by Pete Sohn (Partly Cloudly). This will be followed in 2014 by Pete Docter’s next film which will take us inside the human mind. It will be co-directed by Ronnie del Carmen (Dug’s Special Mission). Last, but not least, the next Toy Story Toon is entitled Small Fry and centers around Buzz Lightyear. Angus MacLane (Burn-E) is handling director duties and the short will play before The Muppet Movie. Here’s all the details that were announced:
Untitled Dinosaur Project
Release Date: November 27, 2013
Director: Bob Peterson
Co-Director: Peter Sohn
Producer: John Walker
Synopsis: What if the cataclysmic asteroid that forever changed life on Earth actually missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? This hilarious, heartfelt and original tale is directed by Bob Peterson (co-director/writer, “Up;” writer, “Finding Nemo”) and produced by John Walker (“The Incredibles,” “The Iron Giant”).
Untitled Pete Docter Project
Release Date: May 30, 2014
Director: Pete Docter
Co-Director: Ronnie del Carmen
Producer: Jonas Rivera
Synopsis: Pixar takes audiences on incredible journeys into extraordinary worlds: from the darkest depths of the ocean to the top of the tepui mountains in South America; from the fictional metropolis of Monstropolis to a futuristic fantasy of outer space. From director Pete Docter (“Up,” “Monsters, Inc.”) and producer Jonas Rivera (“Up”), the inventive new film will take you to a place that everyone knows, but no one has ever seen: the world inside the human mind.
Toy Story Toon: Small Fry
Director: Angus MacLane
Synopsis: In the latest Toy Story Toon, Buzz Lightyear is left behind at a fast food restaurant when a kids’ meal toy version of Buzz takes his place. While Bonnie’s toys are stuck with the annoying 3-inch-tall Buzz impersonator, the real Buzz is trapped in the restaurant at a support group for discarded toys. As Woody and the gang devise a way to rescue their friend, Buzz tries to escape the toy psychotherapy meeting.
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