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Pixar officially announces Monsters Inc. 2 and Brave, with release dates

04.23.2010

We recently caught wind of a possible sequel to Pixar's wonderful MONSTERS, INC., and it's the real deal.

Disney has announced that audiences will be able to revisit Monstropolis and check in with Sully and Mike Wazowski on November 16th, 2012. No other details have been offered, but chances are it'll be pretty damn great. And probably in 3D.

Also, Disney and Pixar have given BRAVE a release date of June 15, 2012. Wait, BRAVE? Yeah, that used to be known as THE BEAR AND THE BOW, a fairy tale with Reese Witherspoon providing her voice as "impetuous, tangle-haired Merida," a Scottish Highlands princess who wants to become an expert archer. Merida makes a reckless decision that unintentionally opens her kingdom to a dark curse, before (presumably) learning a valuable moral lesson and saving the day.

Extra Tidbit: I'd be worried about a sequel diminishing the perfection of the original MONSTERS, INC. if Pixar hadn't already improved on one of their movies with its TOY STORY sequel.
Source: THR

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3:19AM on 04/25/2010
Ah, This Pixar article wasn't complete without Miguelito's anti-Pixar rant. Thanks for nothing. :]

No offense but you should give Pixar the respect it deserves because it pioneered and brought CG animated films to the mainstream. Without them, we wouldn't get to enjoy your Dreamworks fanboy advertising rants that we all come to love(to hate). ;]
Ah, This Pixar article wasn't complete without Miguelito's anti-Pixar rant. Thanks for nothing. :]

No offense but you should give Pixar the respect it deserves because it pioneered and brought CG animated films to the mainstream. Without them, we wouldn't get to enjoy your Dreamworks fanboy advertising rants that we all come to love(to hate). ;]
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9:29AM on 04/24/2010

IDK

how they'll beat the ending to the first one because that was one my favorite and most satisfying endings ever (next to shawshank redemption) but hey, let's give them a shot. pixar has yet to let me down. i'm in :)
how they'll beat the ending to the first one because that was one my favorite and most satisfying endings ever (next to shawshank redemption) but hey, let's give them a shot. pixar has yet to let me down. i'm in :)
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2:41PM on 04/24/2010
pixar is bound to let you down eventually. im gonna be honest they let me down with toy story 2. they should never have ventured into the realm of sequels.
pixar is bound to let you down eventually. im gonna be honest they let me down with toy story 2. they should never have ventured into the realm of sequels.
9:13AM on 04/24/2010
Hey Miguelito as much as I like Dreamworks stuff, this is a Pixar page try to stay on subject!
Hey Miguelito as much as I like Dreamworks stuff, this is a Pixar page try to stay on subject!
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2:39PM on 04/24/2010
ok i guess you're right but the fact that these two films open within two weeks of each other and the guardians wasnt even mentioned in the article upset me. plus...where are the articles mentioning the developments on The guardians...this movie is gonna be sick.
ok i guess you're right but the fact that these two films open within two weeks of each other and the guardians wasnt even mentioned in the article upset me. plus...where are the articles mentioning the developments on The guardians...this movie is gonna be sick.
3:14PM on 04/23/2010

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Just found this out: the production designer of Watchmen and Fantastic Mr. Fox is working on Dreamwork's The Guardians of Childhood! Leo DiCaprio is voicing the main hero, Jack Frost...Natalie Portman rumored to have a role. The bad guy is Pitch The BOOGEYMAN. Entirely original concept from William Joyce. Also features Bunnymund the Easter Bunny, the tooth fairy, and the sandman. Had to share, sounds too bad-ass. I agree, they shouldn't RUIN THE ORIGINAL MONSTERS,INC.!
Just found this out: the production designer of Watchmen and Fantastic Mr. Fox is working on Dreamwork's The Guardians of Childhood! Leo DiCaprio is voicing the main hero, Jack Frost...Natalie Portman rumored to have a role. The bad guy is Pitch The BOOGEYMAN. Entirely original concept from William Joyce. Also features Bunnymund the Easter Bunny, the tooth fairy, and the sandman. Had to share, sounds too bad-ass. I agree, they shouldn't RUIN THE ORIGINAL MONSTERS,INC.!
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3:00PM on 04/23/2010
Sorry, but Toy Story 2 was no improvement. With Pixar's Monster's 2 opening two weeks after Dreamworks' The Guardians, maybe fan boys will start taking Dreamworks seriously in November 2012. The comparison will be stark: Pixar rehashing yet another movie from 10 years prior for money purposes compared to Dreamworks releasing an awe-inspiring and mysterious epic about good and evil. If you haven't heard about The Guardians and its cast of characters you should definitely look into it. No I
Sorry, but Toy Story 2 was no improvement. With Pixar's Monster's 2 opening two weeks after Dreamworks' The Guardians, maybe fan boys will start taking Dreamworks seriously in November 2012. The comparison will be stark: Pixar rehashing yet another movie from 10 years prior for money purposes compared to Dreamworks releasing an awe-inspiring and mysterious epic about good and evil. If you haven't heard about The Guardians and its cast of characters you should definitely look into it. No I don't work for Dreamworks.
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12:36PM on 04/23/2010
Sounds good, i haven't seen a bad pixar film. even though im probably the only person who really wasnt that fond of the incredibles. Just make them great or not at all
Sounds good, i haven't seen a bad pixar film. even though im probably the only person who really wasnt that fond of the incredibles. Just make them great or not at all
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11:58AM on 04/23/2010
The only other film they should turn into a franchise is the incredibles, monsters was perfect! I hope they don't screw that up, as for Brave, it better be 2d animated.
The only other film they should turn into a franchise is the incredibles, monsters was perfect! I hope they don't screw that up, as for Brave, it better be 2d animated.
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10:58AM on 04/23/2010
Monsters Inc. is my favorite animated movie, I'm very excited for the sequel.
Monsters Inc. is my favorite animated movie, I'm very excited for the sequel.
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10:55AM on 04/23/2010

Hold on there guys

I mean, I get what you say. If I had to choose a Pixar movie to make a sequel of, it's definitely Incredibles. The ending screamed just how much a potential sequel could be just as amazing an experience. That said, while I'm disappointed it's Monster's Inc that gets the sequel, Pixar's definitely earned the right. I mean, if it were any other creator, I'd probably be thinking the same thing, that Monster's Inc was really just a one-movie thing. But if anyone deserves the benefit of the doubt
I mean, I get what you say. If I had to choose a Pixar movie to make a sequel of, it's definitely Incredibles. The ending screamed just how much a potential sequel could be just as amazing an experience. That said, while I'm disappointed it's Monster's Inc that gets the sequel, Pixar's definitely earned the right. I mean, if it were any other creator, I'd probably be thinking the same thing, that Monster's Inc was really just a one-movie thing. But if anyone deserves the benefit of the doubt it's these guys. I'm sure they'd never touch a sequel if they didn't believe they had the right story to tell. If there's one thing that set Pixar really apart, it's that they're storytellers first, animators second. (Though that doesn't stop them from being the one of finest animators out there anyway)
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10:50AM on 04/23/2010

Hold on there guys

I mean, I get what you say. If I had to choose a Pixar movie to make a sequel of, it's definitely Incredibles. The ending screamed just how much a potential sequel could be just as amazing an experience. That said, while I'm disappointed it's Monster's Inc that gets the sequel, Pixar's definitely earned the right. I mean, if it were any other creator, I'd probably be thinking the same thing, that Monster's Inc was really just a one-movie thing. But if anyone deserves the benefit of the doubt
I mean, I get what you say. If I had to choose a Pixar movie to make a sequel of, it's definitely Incredibles. The ending screamed just how much a potential sequel could be just as amazing an experience. That said, while I'm disappointed it's Monster's Inc that gets the sequel, Pixar's definitely earned the right. I mean, if it were any other creator, I'd probably be thinking the same thing, that Monster's Inc was really just a one-movie thing. But if anyone deserves the benefit of the doubt it's these guys. I'm sure they'd never touch a sequel if they didn't believe they had the right story to tell. If there's one thing that set Pixar really apart, it's that they're storytellers first, animators second. (Though that doesn't stop them from being the one of finest animators out there anyway)
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11:20AM on 04/23/2010
No question about the fact that Pixar deserves a chance. When Toy Story 2 was announced, I remember the gasp of incredulity that this "original shop" would go back to the well. But they pulled it off.

I'm just really worried that with MI2 they are going to a well that is dry...Incredibles 2 would be MUCH more welcome, especially with how they ended Incredibles itself.
No question about the fact that Pixar deserves a chance. When Toy Story 2 was announced, I remember the gasp of incredulity that this "original shop" would go back to the well. But they pulled it off.

I'm just really worried that with MI2 they are going to a well that is dry...Incredibles 2 would be MUCH more welcome, especially with how they ended Incredibles itself.
9:49AM on 04/23/2010
Well Pixar is no Dreamworks. The only Pixar movie I dont care for is Rattatouille. The only Dreamworks animated movie.
Well Pixar is no Dreamworks. The only Pixar movie I dont care for is Rattatouille. The only Dreamworks animated movie.
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9:33AM on 04/23/2010

Really!

If they are going to make any sequel let it be the Incredibles! Seeing as all these Comic book movies are raking in all this ca$h you would think it would be smart, and they have so much to go on. Monsters Inc left you happy and finished the story perfect no need to go back, but if I see it and it blows me away then I guess I will eat my words, but I just don't think its a wise move I was completly content with how it ended.
If they are going to make any sequel let it be the Incredibles! Seeing as all these Comic book movies are raking in all this ca$h you would think it would be smart, and they have so much to go on. Monsters Inc left you happy and finished the story perfect no need to go back, but if I see it and it blows me away then I guess I will eat my words, but I just don't think its a wise move I was completly content with how it ended.
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9:13AM on 04/23/2010
I love Pixar, like most people, however was getting worried seeing all these sequels in the pipeline, I mean Toy Story, Cars and now Monsters Inc - but seeing they are also releasing an original movie the same year I am a little more comfortable.
Plus I love Monsters Inc - I do agree with drexxell's comments however...so will wait to see more plot details develop
I love Pixar, like most people, however was getting worried seeing all these sequels in the pipeline, I mean Toy Story, Cars and now Monsters Inc - but seeing they are also releasing an original movie the same year I am a little more comfortable.
Plus I love Monsters Inc - I do agree with drexxell's comments however...so will wait to see more plot details develop
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7:51AM on 04/23/2010

Monsters Inc is awesome

but that other one sounds pretty crappy and i just saw some concept art...meh
but that other one sounds pretty crappy and i just saw some concept art...meh
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7:17AM on 04/23/2010

No, no, no...there's a FORMULA for sequels!

Toy Story 2 worked because there was no cataclysmic change to the world. Toys didn't STOP talking, for example.

Monsters INC, had a HUGE world-changing event. Monsters went from scary, worldwide, to funny, worldwide. A world of funny monsters? Everything that made Monsters INC work was in the complexity between "scary" and "heartwarming". When you close out a story so dramatically, the ending feels FINAL. You don't add on after that.

It's like a bedtime story that ends with "and
Toy Story 2 worked because there was no cataclysmic change to the world. Toys didn't STOP talking, for example.

Monsters INC, had a HUGE world-changing event. Monsters went from scary, worldwide, to funny, worldwide. A world of funny monsters? Everything that made Monsters INC work was in the complexity between "scary" and "heartwarming". When you close out a story so dramatically, the ending feels FINAL. You don't add on after that.

It's like a bedtime story that ends with "and everyone lived happily ever after.....so, let me tell you how that went"
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7:15AM on 04/23/2010
True Id prefer new original movies but Monsters Inc 2 is something Ive wanted for years
True Id prefer new original movies but Monsters Inc 2 is something Ive wanted for years
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6:54AM on 04/23/2010
Give us a sequel to Up entitled Upper. lol
Give us a sequel to Up entitled Upper. lol
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5:18AM on 04/23/2010
Great news about Monsters Inc 2, but Brave?! Reese Witherspoon as a Highland princess??!! Speaking as a Scottish person and as a film fan, fuck right off.
Great news about Monsters Inc 2, but Brave?! Reese Witherspoon as a Highland princess??!! Speaking as a Scottish person and as a film fan, fuck right off.
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5:09AM on 04/23/2010
Monsters Inc isn't one of my favorite Pixar gigs. It just never caught on...so I can't really say this excites me at all. I was really hoping they'd schedule a Incredibles sequel, that movie was awesome!
Monsters Inc isn't one of my favorite Pixar gigs. It just never caught on...so I can't really say this excites me at all. I was really hoping they'd schedule a Incredibles sequel, that movie was awesome!
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4:06AM on 04/23/2010

Give us some new stuff !

I'm very hip about Monsters Inc. 2 but I think I4d be more excited if there were more original PIXAR films that came out. Toy Story 3, Cars 2, Monsters Inc. 2 : that's 3 sequels in a row, guys. Lets hope they make a triple Whammy !

Whatever happened to Newt, also ? Wasn't it scheduled for 2012 initially ?
I'm very hip about Monsters Inc. 2 but I think I4d be more excited if there were more original PIXAR films that came out. Toy Story 3, Cars 2, Monsters Inc. 2 : that's 3 sequels in a row, guys. Lets hope they make a triple Whammy !

Whatever happened to Newt, also ? Wasn't it scheduled for 2012 initially ?
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3:04AM on 04/23/2010
Im looking forward to Monsters Inc. 2 but Im still mad that theyre making Cars 2
Im looking forward to Monsters Inc. 2 but Im still mad that theyre making Cars 2
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2:42AM on 04/23/2010
this is awesome news!! I always wanted them to make a sequel, but I wasn't sure if they were going to. They HAVE to get John Goodman and Billy Crystal back of course.
this is awesome news!! I always wanted them to make a sequel, but I wasn't sure if they were going to. They HAVE to get John Goodman and Billy Crystal back of course.
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2:20AM on 04/23/2010

Monsters Inc. 2?

The first story had an absolutely perfect ending . . . but then I thought the same thing about Toy Story, and Toy Story 2 blew my mind.

I'd rather see an Incredibles 2, but I'm willing to give Pixar the benefit of the doubt. God knows they've earned it.
The first story had an absolutely perfect ending . . . but then I thought the same thing about Toy Story, and Toy Story 2 blew my mind.

I'd rather see an Incredibles 2, but I'm willing to give Pixar the benefit of the doubt. God knows they've earned it.
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1:19AM on 04/23/2010
Sweet! With the exception of Cars, I've liked all of Pixar's movies.
Sweet! With the exception of Cars, I've liked all of Pixar's movies.
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12:58AM on 04/23/2010
Who needs a sequel? Seriously. I'm happy with one story being told. Move on to some new original projects to set the bar even higher.

And I'm one of the few who did not like Toy Story 2.
Who needs a sequel? Seriously. I'm happy with one story being told. Move on to some new original projects to set the bar even higher.

And I'm one of the few who did not like Toy Story 2.
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1:04AM on 04/23/2010
I second that Toy Story 2 comment... I liked it but i thought the first one was WAY better.
I second that Toy Story 2 comment... I liked it but i thought the first one was WAY better.
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