D23 Expo 2017: ‘Incredible’ news from Pixar


Pixar Studios had some “Incredible” announcements at D23’s opening day. Here’s a look at what fans can expect from Pixar in the next few years.

D23 is a place for Disney fans young and old to gather and celebrate their love of all things Disney. The D23 2017 Pixar presentation was all about the new and the old, with updates on new projects like Coco as well as news about multiple sequels to beloved franchises that are in the works. 7000 eager fans filled the main stage area to hear all about Pixar’s newest projects.

Coco hits theaters on November 22, which is perfect timing for the Dia de los Muertos-themed movie starring the voice talent of Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Edward James Olmos. Bratt and Anthony Gonzalez, who brings 12 year old Miguel to life, came onstage to perform a number from the film.

The next few years will be busy for prolific Pixar Studios, which will see the release of Coco in November, Incredibles 2 in 2018, and Toy Story 4 in 2019. There is also another Monsters, Inc. movie in the works.

Fans of The Incredibles can start getting excited with news that the cast has reunited for the sequel, set for release on June 15, 2018. Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter are back as Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl, but this time around Incredibles 2 will focus on Elastigirl while her husband is home with Jack Jack, who has discovered superpowers of his own. Those fans in attendance at the panel got to see an early clip from the film from director Brad Bird. In the clip, Jack Jack takes advantage of his dad’s nap to go outside and test his new superpowers when he encounters a raccoon. His superpower is every parent’s worst nightmare – he can multiply at will.

There was a quick update on the next installment of the Toy Story franchise. Toy Story 4 is due in theaters on June 21, 2019. Josh Cooley has been moved into the director role while John Lasseter will be the film’s producer.

Dan Scanlon, the man who brought Monsters University to theaters, announced that there will be a new Monsters project in the works. While it doesn’t have a title, Scanlon told the audience that it’s a very “personal” story for him set in a world where unicorns are so common they’re the “rodents” of the world.

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There’s a lot to look forward to from Pixar in the next two years. What are you the most excited about?