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Even more Toy Story and Cars spinoffs on the way?

02.18.2011

After months of rumors, yesterday Disney finally confirmed the existence of PLANES, a direct-to-DVD spinoff of Pixar's CARS franchise. While some thought it was odd that Disney would spinoff a Pixar film without Pixar involvement, it's just the first step in expanding the popular brands you've come to know and love.

In addition to PLANES, Disney chairman Rich Ross hinted at future CARS spinoffs built around other "stuff that kids absolutely love." What exactly would that be? Many have joked since the first rumors of the PLANES movie that a TRAINS movie wouldn't be far behind and that certainly seems like an easy answer. I also wouldn't be surprised to see some kind of construction vehicle movie (and not because I have any hard intel just because kids always seem to love bulldozers and the like).

Also part of the plan is to expand the TOY STORY universe. While it seems that the full-length theatrical life of that franchise is over, Pixar's sister studio in Vancouver is producing a number of short films, much like the "CarsToons" you've seen over the years. The first, "Toy Story Hawaiian Vacation" will see some of the gang recreating a Hawaiian honeymoon for Ken and Barbie. That short will run with CARS 2 this summer. Pixar is also developing another, as-yet-unknown TOY STORY-themed short that will run with THE MUPPETS this November. (And speaking of "CarsToons," they're in production on the 10th CARS short as we speak.)

As previously announced, Pixar has MONSTERS INC. 2 also on the way and it's highly likely you'll see some sort of shorts involving Mike and Sully in the future as well.

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Source: Variety

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11:17PM on 02/19/2011

Full Circle

I'd like to commend everyone here who is staying true to what they've said in the past in regards to these endless direct to DVD spinoffs and the like. I can respect someone who's not a hypocrite and calls it like they see it instead of acting like Disney/Pixar is untouchable. It is what it is. Disney/Pixar is milking this cashcow for all it's worth, baby.
I'd like to commend everyone here who is staying true to what they've said in the past in regards to these endless direct to DVD spinoffs and the like. I can respect someone who's not a hypocrite and calls it like they see it instead of acting like Disney/Pixar is untouchable. It is what it is. Disney/Pixar is milking this cashcow for all it's worth, baby.
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1:52AM on 02/19/2011

Incredibles 2 damn it!

I settle for increbiles shorts for fucks sake. If any pixar property deserves a franchise it's the INCREDIBLES!
I settle for increbiles shorts for fucks sake. If any pixar property deserves a franchise it's the INCREDIBLES!
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8:30PM on 02/18/2011
I don't care about Planes, but I'm all for Toy Story shorts.
I don't care about Planes, but I'm all for Toy Story shorts.
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5:01PM on 02/18/2011

Fingers Crossed

Im just so happy they never tampered with The Incredibles franchise. That is definitely one of the best disney/pixar films.
Im just so happy they never tampered with The Incredibles franchise. That is definitely one of the best disney/pixar films.
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3:51PM on 02/18/2011
If they fuck this up (and they probably will) it will be like the direct to dvd sequels to The Little Mermaid and The Lion King from the early 2000's. Disney needs to quit tampering with the legacies of their franchises.
If they fuck this up (and they probably will) it will be like the direct to dvd sequels to The Little Mermaid and The Lion King from the early 2000's. Disney needs to quit tampering with the legacies of their franchises.
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2:20PM on 02/18/2011
Well this isn't as bad as I thought it was going to be
Well this isn't as bad as I thought it was going to be
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12:50PM on 02/18/2011
I love Pixar and Disney but I can't defend something I blast all the time, no matter how biased I wanna be.
I love Pixar and Disney but I can't defend something I blast all the time, no matter how biased I wanna be.
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11:37AM on 02/18/2011

Up for it

I'm more than happy with Toy Story shorts. I love the characters, I loved their small promo clips they used to have on the Disney channel (youtube them).

I'll be happy if they don't make another movie, as the trilogy is perfect, but at the same time, if they make a fourth, I have every reason to trust they'll do it well. Other than the average original cars movie, they've not put a foot wrong so far.
I'm more than happy with Toy Story shorts. I love the characters, I loved their small promo clips they used to have on the Disney channel (youtube them).

I'll be happy if they don't make another movie, as the trilogy is perfect, but at the same time, if they make a fourth, I have every reason to trust they'll do it well. Other than the average original cars movie, they've not put a foot wrong so far.
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11:24AM on 02/18/2011
Shorts are fine as long as they're done well, but they can't make anymore sequels to Toy Story. Toy Story 3 just ended too perfectly to mess up.
Shorts are fine as long as they're done well, but they can't make anymore sequels to Toy Story. Toy Story 3 just ended too perfectly to mess up.
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11:18AM on 02/18/2011

yeah yeah yeah

so Pixar is falling into the same traps that plague other companies, at least their doing it right. Nothing Pixar does is bad, even stuff that sound bad like spin-off shorts and sequels, are actually pretty good
so Pixar is falling into the same traps that plague other companies, at least their doing it right. Nothing Pixar does is bad, even stuff that sound bad like spin-off shorts and sequels, are actually pretty good
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10:51AM on 02/18/2011

WHAT DID I SAY....?!!!

As soon as I heard about the Vancouver studio I knew it'd be a bad idea...
As soon as I heard about the Vancouver studio I knew it'd be a bad idea...
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