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Pixar will release no movies in 2014 as The Good Dinosaur is delayed 18 months

Sep. 18, 2013by: Alex Maidy

For the first time since 2003, Pixar will not be released a movie for a full year. The recent news of Bob Peterson being removed as director on the movie likely has something to do with the change of release date for the movie starring Lucas Neff, John Lithgow, Frances McDormand, Neil Patrick Harris, Judy Greer, and Bill Hader. THE GOOD DINOSAUR will now premiere 18 months later from May 30, 2014 to November 25, 2015, displacing FINDING DORY.

With that change, Disney and Pixar will move FINDING DORY to June 17, 2016. That means no releases for 2014 and two in 2015 between THE GOOD DINOSAUR and INSIDE OUT. Pixar has had a great track record from critics until the last handful of movies which many have considered flagging in their quality. There is still a huge difference in quality between Pixar and other animation studios, but that gap is quickly shrinking. Pixar needs to return to their old ways to keep themselves number one.

Along with the Pixar changes, Disney has also moved Angelina Jolie's MALEFICENT from July 2, 2014 to May 30, 2014 and the Kevin Costner/Mario Bello movie MCFARLAND is now announced to hit theaters on November 21, 2014.

While we will have to wait and see what becomes of the new Pixar features until 2015, we can still look forward to the latest TOY STORY cartoon, TOY STORY OF TERROR, premiering this Halloween on ABC. Check out the new trailer below:

Source: Box Office Mojo

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2:23PM on 09/19/2013
HAHAHA I had no idea people were jumping ship on Pixar, and of course, in true internet fashion, they have to do it in most obnoxious way possible (the way where they get to be the first to dance on their grave and laugh at how good they used to be). To this day, there is only 1 Pixar movie that I consider inconceivably bad (the first Cars), but even if there was more than 1 I certainly wouldn't damn the whole studio
HAHAHA I had no idea people were jumping ship on Pixar, and of course, in true internet fashion, they have to do it in most obnoxious way possible (the way where they get to be the first to dance on their grave and laugh at how good they used to be). To this day, there is only 1 Pixar movie that I consider inconceivably bad (the first Cars), but even if there was more than 1 I certainly wouldn't damn the whole studio
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12:45AM on 09/19/2013
I don't have a single shred of doubt in my body for Pixar. I know they will make quality work, or at least try their hardest. Its a drag that we're missing out next year, the yearly Pixar movie were always one of my most anticipated. Oh well, at least 2 in 2015!
I don't have a single shred of doubt in my body for Pixar. I know they will make quality work, or at least try their hardest. Its a drag that we're missing out next year, the yearly Pixar movie were always one of my most anticipated. Oh well, at least 2 in 2015!
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9:12PM on 09/18/2013
I still think they're a storytelling and technical powerhouse and am not going to write them off even if such a drastic delay (in addition to the change of director, which is not new for Pixar) might be a little troubling. I love the tidbit that in order to figure out how the toy soldiers would move in Toy Story, the animators attached their shoes to 2 by 4 boards and jumped around. I'd like to think that there's still at least some of that ingenuity among the people who work there.
I still think they're a storytelling and technical powerhouse and am not going to write them off even if such a drastic delay (in addition to the change of director, which is not new for Pixar) might be a little troubling. I love the tidbit that in order to figure out how the toy soldiers would move in Toy Story, the animators attached their shoes to 2 by 4 boards and jumped around. I'd like to think that there's still at least some of that ingenuity among the people who work there.
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5:52PM on 09/18/2013
They can't all be great. Truth be told they beat the odds with the string of great flicks they did. Not wild about brave or cars (that wasn't a passion project that was done to keep selling cars toys plain and simple) Though like every one else I'd love to see more of the Incredibles and the world that was hinted at, a prequel would be cool as well as sequel or perhaps a villians side story flic? Surprised they haven't tried to prequel toy story by showing how all the toys first came to be with
They can't all be great. Truth be told they beat the odds with the string of great flicks they did. Not wild about brave or cars (that wasn't a passion project that was done to keep selling cars toys plain and simple) Though like every one else I'd love to see more of the Incredibles and the world that was hinted at, a prequel would be cool as well as sequel or perhaps a villians side story flic? Surprised they haven't tried to prequel toy story by showing how all the toys first came to be with Andy.
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6:42PM on 09/18/2013
Cars 2 was a passion project. watch the interviews of John Lasseter talking about it, he's a big Nascar fan and a lot of the animators rave about working on Cars 1 in particular. Yes Disney liked it for merchandising, thats why they release Planes and will have a sequel to that movie next year. Planes is the cash-grab, not Cars 2

also, they can't do a sequel to "Incredibles" without Brad Bird. Pixar still has integrity about what projects they do and Incredible's is Brad Bird's film. He's
Cars 2 was a passion project. watch the interviews of John Lasseter talking about it, he's a big Nascar fan and a lot of the animators rave about working on Cars 1 in particular. Yes Disney liked it for merchandising, thats why they release Planes and will have a sequel to that movie next year. Planes is the cash-grab, not Cars 2

also, they can't do a sequel to "Incredibles" without Brad Bird. Pixar still has integrity about what projects they do and Incredible's is Brad Bird's film. He's busy on "Tomorrowland" right now, but i have a strong feeling that he'll do an Incredibles sequel soon (2018-2019)
5:35PM on 09/18/2013
I find it funny how Pixar make a few poor movies and everyone starts talking of their demise, this is ridiculous! Disney have made so many crap straight to video sequels and no one would ever think this about them. Brave was a great film!....... just wanna see an Incredibles sequel
I find it funny how Pixar make a few poor movies and everyone starts talking of their demise, this is ridiculous! Disney have made so many crap straight to video sequels and no one would ever think this about them. Brave was a great film!....... just wanna see an Incredibles sequel
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4:45PM on 09/18/2013
I'm sad i have to wait so long but Pixar is a studio who knows what their doing.

Ever since Toy Story 3 became a billion dollar movie and their second film in a row to earn a best picture nomination, i think the studio is stressed. Cars 2 was a passion project for them that they believed in but fell flat with critics. "Brave" was the first sign of stress, having to change the name and director. Now they are trying to do 2 movies a year with such high expectations. The studio is just
I'm sad i have to wait so long but Pixar is a studio who knows what their doing.

Ever since Toy Story 3 became a billion dollar movie and their second film in a row to earn a best picture nomination, i think the studio is stressed. Cars 2 was a passion project for them that they believed in but fell flat with critics. "Brave" was the first sign of stress, having to change the name and director. Now they are trying to do 2 movies a year with such high expectations. The studio is just overwhelmed.

Pixar really changed the idea of what a movie studio is and how movies are constructed. Keeping up with that pace is hard on a studio. They should slow down a little and really focus on one movie at a time.

(PS, i really enjoyed Cars 2, Brave, and Monsters University)
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3:49PM on 09/18/2013
I think it's good they hit a slump from that streak of great films. It was bound to happen and now that they realized that they havent been making classics. They are readjusting things to get back to the old Pixar days.
I think it's good they hit a slump from that streak of great films. It was bound to happen and now that they realized that they havent been making classics. They are readjusting things to get back to the old Pixar days.
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3:44PM on 09/18/2013
I just hope they're taking that time to get their shit together.
I just hope they're taking that time to get their shit together.
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3:19PM on 09/18/2013

They're done

Pixar is done, they removed the director of Up (which was there last great film) from this project...what, was there not enough cash cows in the film to make a sequel to?
Pixar is done, they removed the director of Up (which was there last great film) from this project...what, was there not enough cash cows in the film to make a sequel to?
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3:38PM on 09/18/2013
Up was directed by Pete Doctor. Bob Peterson was "co-director" which at Pixar means he was second in command, not a 50/50 split.
Up was directed by Pete Doctor. Bob Peterson was "co-director" which at Pixar means he was second in command, not a 50/50 split.
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