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04.08.2008
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There are only a few years left before The Rapture, the Mayan calendar countdown or the Singularity occurs, and the Mouse House is determined to fill that time with as many animated features as possible.

Disney (including Pixar) has announced their animation schedule through the year 2012, and while there aren't many real surprises outside of official CARS 2 confirmation, at least you'll know what you'll get to see before Quetzalcoatl's return. Any extra new details (and tons of great news for Tinkerbell's fanbase) are listed with the movies below:

-WALL•E (Release Date: June 27th, 2008)

-BOLT (Release Date: November 26th, 2008, Disney Digital 3-D™)

For super-dog Bolt (voiced by John Travolta), every day is filled with adventure, danger and intrigue – at least until the cameras stop rolling. When the canine star of a hit TV show is accidentally shipped from his Hollywood soundstage to New York City, he begins his biggest adventure yet – a cross-country journey through the real world. Armed only with the delusions that all his amazing feats and powers are real, and with the help of two unlikely traveling companions – a jaded, abandoned housecat named Mittens (voiced by Susie Essman), and TV-obsessed hamster in a plastic ball named Rhino – Bolt discovers he doesn’t need superpowers to be a hero. Miley Cyrus (“Hannah Montana”) brings her vocal talents to the role of Penny, Bolt’s human co-star on the television series.

-TINKER BELL (Disney DVD and Blu-ray Release Date: October 28th, 2008)

-UP (Release Date: May 29th, 2009, Disney Digital 3-D™)

From the Academy Award®-nominated team of director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.”) and co-director Bob Peterson comes “Up,” a comedic adventure taking off (and lifting spirits) in summer 2009. Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life. “Up” takes audiences on a thrilling journey where the unlikely pair encounter wild terrain, unexpected villains and jungle creatures. When seeking adventure next summer – look “Up.”

-TOY STORY in 3-D (Release Date: October 2nd, 2009)

-THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG (Release Date: Christmas 2009)

A musical set in the greatest city of them all, New Orleans, “The Princess and the Frog” marks Disney’s return to the timeless art form of traditional animation. The film teams Ron Clements and John Musker, creators of “The Little Mermaid” and “Aladdin,” with Oscar®-winning composer Randy Newman to tell the most beautiful love story ever told…with frogs, voodoo, and a singing alligator.

-TINKER BELL NORTH OF NEVER LAND - working title (Disney DVD and Blu-ray Release Date: 2009)

-TOY STORY 2 in 3-D (Release Date: February 12th, 2010)

-TOY STORY 3 (Release Date: June 18th, 2010, Disney Digital 3-D™)

-RAPUNZEL (Release Date: Christmas 2010, Disney Digital 3-D™)

In this new telling of the classic fairy tale, “Rapunzel,” audiences will be transported to a stunning CG fantasy world complete with the iconic tower, an evil witch, a gallant hero and, of course, the mysterious girl with the long golden tresses. Expect adventure, heart, humor, and hair…lots of hair, when Rapunzel unleashes her locks in theaters for the 2010 holiday.

-TINKER BELL A MIDSUMMER STORM - working title (Disney DVD and Blu-ray Release Date: 2010)

-NEWT (Domestic Release Date: Summer 2011, Disney Digital 3-D™)

What happens when the last remaining male and female blue-footed newts on the planet are forced together by science to save the species, and they can’t stand each other? That's the problem facing Newt and Brooke, heroes of ”newt,” the Pixar film by seven-time Academy Award® winner for sound Gary Rydstrom, and director of Pixar's Oscar nominated short, "Lifted." Newt and Brooke embark on a perilous, unpredictable adventure and discover that finding a mate never goes as planned, even when you only have one choice. Love, it turns out, is not a science.

-THE BEAR AND THE BOW (Christmas 2011, Disney Digital 3-D™)

A rugged and mythic Scotland is the setting for Pixar’s action-adventure "The Bear and the Bow.” The impetuous, tangle-haired Merida, though a daughter of royalty, would prefer to make her mark as a great archer. A clash of wills with her mother compels Merida to make a reckless choice, which unleashes unintended peril on her father’s kingdom and her mother’s life. Merida struggles with the unpredictable forces of nature, magic and a dark, ancient curse to set things right. Director Brenda Chapman (“The Prince of Egypt,” “The Lion King”) and the storytelling wizards of Pixar conjure humor, fantasy and excitement in this rich Highland tale.

-TINKER BELL A WINTER STORY - working title (Disney DVD and Blu-ray Release Date: 2011)

-CARS 2 (Summer 2012, Disney Digital 3-D™)

All the world’s a racetrack as racing superstar Lightning McQueen zooms back into action, with his best friend Mater in tow, to take on the globe’s fastest and finest in this thrilling high-octane new installment of the “Cars” saga. Mater and McQueen will need their passports as they find themselves in a new world of intrigue, thrills and fast-paced comedic escapades around the globe. “Cars 2” is being directed by Brad Lewis, producer of the Oscar®-winning film “Ratatouille.”

-KING OF THE ELVES (Christmas 2012, Disney Digital 3-D™)

Legendary storyteller Phillip K. Dick’s short story (his only experiment in the fantasy genre) becomes the basis for this fantastic and imaginative tale about an average man living in the Mississippi Delta, whose reluctant actions to help a desperate band of elves leads them to name him their new king. Joining the innocent and endangered elves as they attempt to escape from an evil and menacing troll, their unlikely new leader finds himself caught on a journey filled with unimaginable dangers and a chance to bring real meaning back to his own life.
Extra Tidbit: The combined computers required to complete Pixar's upcoming film schedule are nearly the size of Rhode Island.
Source: Disney

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11:55AM on 04/09/2008

A great slate

Up, Newt, Bear & the Bow, and King of the Elves all sound great, as does Princess and the Frog. I'm surprised that Cars, of all Pixar's films, earned a sequel, but since Brad Bird is pretty occupied, I guess we'll have to wait a while on Incredibles 2.
Re the Tinkerbell DVDs: I did some searching and found out that since these were already in production when Lasseter issued his order to stop DTV sequels, they would be spared.
Up, Newt, Bear & the Bow, and King of the Elves all sound great, as does Princess and the Frog. I'm surprised that Cars, of all Pixar's films, earned a sequel, but since Brad Bird is pretty occupied, I guess we'll have to wait a while on Incredibles 2.
Re the Tinkerbell DVDs: I did some searching and found out that since these were already in production when Lasseter issued his order to stop DTV sequels, they would be spared.
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12:29AM on 04/09/2008
I think it's good news all around. Up, Newt and Bear and the Bow all sound great. I really enjoyed Cars, and though I'm not sure a sequel is needed, I have full faith in those folks. I completely agree that Incredibles needs a sequel, but Brad Bird is tied up with 1906 and nobody should touch the Incredibles but him. I'm also really looking forward to the Princess and the Frog. It'll be great to see classic Disney animation done the way it should be. Only thing I'm pretty meh about is the
I think it's good news all around. Up, Newt and Bear and the Bow all sound great. I really enjoyed Cars, and though I'm not sure a sequel is needed, I have full faith in those folks. I completely agree that Incredibles needs a sequel, but Brad Bird is tied up with 1906 and nobody should touch the Incredibles but him. I'm also really looking forward to the Princess and the Frog. It'll be great to see classic Disney animation done the way it should be. Only thing I'm pretty meh about is the Tinker Bell stuff. But I'm also not the target audience, and they might not be all that horrible anyway.
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12:02AM on 04/09/2008
It's always hard to tell how good a movie is just by the description, but if Pixar is involved, I'm more optimistic.

But, Cars 2 before Incredibles 2? I thought Cars was one of their most poorly rated films (relatively speaking, of course).
It's always hard to tell how good a movie is just by the description, but if Pixar is involved, I'm more optimistic.

But, Cars 2 before Incredibles 2? I thought Cars was one of their most poorly rated films (relatively speaking, of course).
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11:37PM on 04/08/2008
Seeing that The Princess and the Frog is traditional animation gets me VERY happy. I love Pixar movies, but there's nothing quite like sitting down to watch Lady and the Tramp, Snow White, The Little Mermaid or The Lion King. Rapunzel should be nice, too.
Seeing that The Princess and the Frog is traditional animation gets me VERY happy. I love Pixar movies, but there's nothing quite like sitting down to watch Lady and the Tramp, Snow White, The Little Mermaid or The Lion King. Rapunzel should be nice, too.
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11:15PM on 04/08/2008

raddd!

I'm more interested in the 'King of Elves' and 'the beat and the bow'
I'm more interested in the 'King of Elves' and 'the beat and the bow'
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9:49PM on 04/08/2008
What? No Incredibles 2? I thought Cars was an good movie, but I think The Incredibles deserves a sequel more than Cars does.
What? No Incredibles 2? I thought Cars was an good movie, but I think The Incredibles deserves a sequel more than Cars does.
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9:22PM on 04/08/2008
I know I'm probably a minority, but I CANNOT WAIT for Cars 2. I loved the first one and think it is highly underrated. Sadly, 2012 is a long time away...
I know I'm probably a minority, but I CANNOT WAIT for Cars 2. I loved the first one and think it is highly underrated. Sadly, 2012 is a long time away...
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9:11PM on 04/08/2008
Ah, more fairytale distortion brought to you by Disney. I doubt they'll bring up the illegitimate pregnancy in "Rapunzel".

Still, I'm looking forward to the return of 2-d animation. I've totally had it with all of the cheap CGI movies that have been cranked out over the last few years.
Ah, more fairytale distortion brought to you by Disney. I doubt they'll bring up the illegitimate pregnancy in "Rapunzel".

Still, I'm looking forward to the return of 2-d animation. I've totally had it with all of the cheap CGI movies that have been cranked out over the last few years.
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