Disney fans are descending on the D23 Convention in Anaheim, California for the annual Official Disney Fan Convention. With news from Marvel, “Star Wars” and Disney, fans have a lot to take in.
During John Lasseter’s animation presentation Friday afternoon, he revealed some info about several hotly anticipated Disney/Pixar Films – and fans were treated to the teaser posters in the exhibit hall, too.
We love Disney/Pixar films – they know how to create computer generated animation to bring fantastic characters to life…and we can’t wait for this new slate of Pixar films.
Here’s a first look at the posters and what we know about the movies so far:
Toy Story 4
“It will be a love story,” said Pixar animation studio president Jim Morris. “A romantic comedy. The story will center around Woody and Bop Peep, and not focus as much on other characters and children.” Lasseter will direct while Josh Cooley will occupy the co-director chair. Will McCormack and Rashida Jones will develop the script, which is based on a story created by the Pixar “brain trust.”
Tim Allen and Tom Hanks are already on board, and Don Rickles will also return as Mr. Potato Head. Toy Story 4 is set for June 16, 2017.
While Lasseter directed the first two films, it’s unknown (mainly because of his work on Toy Story 4) if he’ll return for Cars 3. He’s certainly going to be involved with story development as the “Cars” franchise is very close to his heart.
Insiders say Cars 3 will arrive in 2018.
The Incredibles 2
Brad Bird directed and wrote the original 2004 blockbuster and is set to return to the world of superheroes. This is Bird’s next film.
The Incredibles 2 may land in theaters in 2017.
The sequel to the mega-hit Finding Nemo, Finding Dory is swimming to theaters. The film returns Ellen DeGeneres to the role she voiced in the original and will focus on Dory finding her own family.
Finding Dory is set for release June 17, 2016.
Computer animation has already replaced a good bit of traditional hand-drawn animation and aspiring animators are eager to get in.
Digital Media Academy offers animation camps that go behind the scenes and show kids and teens how to create characters and environments with Autodesk® Maya®, the same software used by Pixar and DreamWorks.