New Pixar Films: Dinosaurs, Pete Docter Project, Toy Story Toon


Jonas Rivera and Pete Docter at D23

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!


Bob Peterson

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.

 What do you think about the two new, original Pixar films? Share your thoughts.

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15 Responses to New Pixar Films: Dinosaurs, Pete Docter Project, Toy Story Toon

  1. Anonymous says:

    It’s gonna be awesome. No doubt about it. And I really like the short synopses; they sound so very simple, but I’m certain Pixar’s once again gonna take us by surprise, just like they did after synopses like ‘Fish is gonna find son’, ‘Grumpy gramps got a flying house’ and ‘Non-speaking robot falls in love, saves planet’. 
    Can’t wait!

  2. Chris Meade says:

    With Monster Uni coming out in June of 2013, does that mean we are going to start seeing two pixar movies a year instead of just one?

    My god, i hope so.

  3. Fortworths says:

    10 points.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Lasseter has said that there will be no pattern. some years may have two, others may only have one.
    Greg Mariotti
    http://www.pixartalk.com
    Pixar Talk – A blog dedicated to all things Pixar

  5. Anonymous says:

    Lasseter has said that there will be no pattern. some years may have two, others may only have one. Greg Mariotti
    http://www.pixartalk.com
    Pixar Talk – A blog dedicated to all things Pixar

  6. I’m gonna like the new toy story toon! It’s sounds cool!! As for the new movies, the dinosaur one sounds cool. But I’m not to sure about pete doctors new project.

  7. Brady says:

    Actually, Lasseter said they are aiming at doing 1 original film a year, then a sequel/spinoff every other year, but only if they can come up with good stories.  They’re not going to commit to that, though, that’s just what they’re aiming at.

  8. Brady says:

    The way they’re describing the Pete Doctor film, it looks like they may be doing a sort of crossover between the worlds created by Pixar, which is something I would like to see, if done right, of course.

  9. Anonymous says:

    maybe…I think they are being careful how to explain it and instead are focusing on Docter’s previous efforts..
    Greg Mariotti
    http://www.pixartalk.com
    Pixar Talk – A blog dedicated to all things Pixar

  10. Anonymous says:

    Can’t wait. I love everything Pixar :)

  11. Amuro says:

    I think it has the potential to be a great and very commercially successful film, which is what is needed given the more unconventional nature of Brave and ‘Pixar Mind Film’. I’m sure they can add a lot of heart to this premise, as well as a lot of humour and adventure. The fact that the project has been in development for a while (I’m not sure if the rumours that a dinosaur film was one of the original group of ‘napkin ideas’ are true or not – anyone know?) suggests that the usual care will be paid to it – so what reason have we to doubt it?

    With the double bill of Monster’s University and this, 2013 could be a HUGE financial year for Pixar, and really secure its creative autonomy for future years. 

  12. Jstrawn says:

    “I’m not sure if the rumours that a dinosaur film was one of the original group of ‘napkin ideas’ are true or not – anyone know?” — I don;t know for sure, in the wall-e teaser, Andrew Stanton said that the ‘story about a little robot’ was the LAST idea they talked about that day… The others became ‘A Bugs Life’, ‘Monsters Inc’, ‘Finding Nemo’… of course there could have been OTHER ideas discussed that day before the Wall-e idea that are now ready to become moview themselves, but the fact that he made a point to say that Wall-e was the last idea discussed sort of makes me think that it would be the final idea from that day to be realized. In other words, rumors=false

  13. Jstrawn says:

    In any case, if they stick to that premise, it will no doubt be the most ethereal and non-conventional of any mainstream animated film we’ve ever seen and will make Wall-e look like Happy Days.

  14. Painterwindssg says:

    Me and my friend are crazy about Pixar, and we thought it would be cool if they made a dinosaur movie.
    The movies look awesome! I can’t wait for Cars 2 to come out on Blu-Ray!

  15. Laslo0728 says:

    I kind of feel like it’s just going to be like a reboot of that movie from a few years ago, “Dinosaur.” I also think that Toy Story is done, so they shouldn’t bother trying to squeeze any more juice out of that one. However, the short movie before the Muppet movie ought to be good! I love Pixar shorts!

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