#Pixar has been on the ball recently with it's recently released an films and news. With #FindingDory splashing to the top of the Box Office this year, an #Cars3 preparing to spin to our screens next year, it's looking to take on the dark and scary side of the Disney life. But putting that aside, Pixar are also preparing to release the long awaited #TheIncredibles sequel along with the divided opinion #ToyStory4. But in a recent statement, Pixar have announced that they're currently ruling out sequels for #WALLE, #InsideOut and #Ratatouille.
President of Pixar, Jim Morris, has been speaking to Entertainment Weekly and spoke purely about the studio's development process and why certain sequels won't be making the list.
“Most studios jump on doing a sequel as soon as they have a successful film, but our business model is a filmmaker model, and we don’t make a sequel unless the director of the original film has an idea that they like and are willing to go forward on. A sequel in some regards is even harder [than the original] because you’ve got this defined world which, on the one hand, is a leg up, and on the other hand has expectations that you can’t disappoint on.” - Jim Morris
Pixar are particularly picky on what directors they hire to make the Pixar films we love today. A Pixar film takes between 3 and 5 year to complete the production process, depending on the length of the film itself. If the director believes there is no potential story for a sequel like WALL-E, Ratatouille and Inside Out, then there's no point in wasting money on the film.
After Toy Story 4 and The Incredibles 2, everything that will be produced by Pixar, will be something new, original and unique, the 2 films scheduled for release in March and June 2020 are the perfect examples here. These 2 films are pure originals and to take on a different aspect of the Disney Pixar universe. As soon as these 2 new films are released by Pixar, the famous studio will already be producing 2 brand new original films. So that's 4 to expect in the next 10 years already!
So, if you are eagerly waiting for a sequel following the chef rats of Paris, another space adventure for WALL-E or another insight of Riley's emotions, thoughts and her spectacular teenage years, you're looking at around another decade of sitting patiently before releasing your inner hype. There's not been a simple "no" for a sequel of these films, so we still have a little bit of hope.
“Our plan had been to make an original every year and a sequel every other year, if the idea came forth to do it."
Jim Morris had hugely emphasized that "anything's possible" when it comes down to Pixar's enormous story collection, which is 100% true! If you remember, a staggering 13 years had flown by between Finding Nemo and Finding Dory. Not to mention that unbelievable 15 years floating about between The Incredibles and The Incredibles 2. Keep your eyes peeled, as who knows what Pixar have up their sleeves!