The-Good-Dinosaur-Pixar-Concept-ArtHaving found big success once more with Brave this year, to the tune of over $500m. at the box office, Pixar look to have another brilliant year ahead of them with the release of Monsters University this summer. We’ve seen plenty of great things from the prequel already, and now we’ve got our first look at some concept art from three films beyond that, kicking off with next year’s The Good Dinosaur.

Due out in May 2014, The Good Dinosaur sees Bob Peterson making his solo debut behind the camera, having made a name for himself at the studio co-writing Up with Pete Docter and Finding Nemo back in 2004, earning himself two Oscar nominations in the process.


“What if the cataclysmic asteroid that forever changed life on Earth actually missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? This hilarious, heartfelt and original tale is directed by Bob Peterson (co-director/writer, “Up;” writer, “Finding Nemo”) and produced by John Walker (“The Incredibles,” “The Iron Giant”).”

The voice cast is currently unknown for this, and the two movies below, but Pixar of course have a long tradition of putting together some of the best and most recognisable voices for their films, and there’s no reason to expect any different here.

Next up is Pete Docter’s The Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside The Mind, rumoured to be titled Inside Out. Due out in June 2015, there’s naturally a lot of anticipation surrounding the film, given Docter’s brilliant debut with Monsters, Inc., and his sophomore feature Up.


“Pixar takes audiences on incredible journeys into extraordinary worlds: from the darkest depths of the ocean to the top of the tepui mountains in South America; from the fictional metropolis of Monstropolis to a futuristic fantasy of outer space. From director Pete Docter (“Up,” “Monsters, Inc.”) and producer Jonas Rivera (“Up”), the inventive new film will take you to a place that everyone knows, but no one has ever seen: the world inside the human mind.”

The film has been shrouded in secrecy for some time now, and this first image is a wonderful little tease that doesn’t give much of anything away – just how we like it.

And finally, we come to Lee Unkrich’s The Untitled Pixar Movie About Día de los Muertos, which is slated for release in 2016. Unkrich made his solo debut behind the camera back in 2010 with Toy Story 3, having co-directed the previous sequel, Monsters, Inc., and Finding Nemo, and we’re understandably looking forward to his follow up.


“From director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson, the filmmaking team behind the Academy Award®-winning “Toy Story 3,” comes a wholly original Pixar Animation Studios film that delves into the vibrant holiday of Día de los Muertos.”

The Mexican holiday, also known as the Day of the Dead, is celebrated every year at the start of November, and so a November 2016 release window wouldn’t be out of the question – though, given the vibrancy of the holiday, a Summer 2016 release would probably be a safer bet.

As you can see from all of the above, we have a lot to look forward to in the years to come. Monsters University this summer, The Good Dinosaur next spring, Pete Docter’s next feature in Summer 2015, and Lee Unkrich’s next a year later. It should be a great few years for the studio, and this is an excellent first look at what they’ve got on their slate.


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