Last night at CinemaCon, The Walt Disney Studios updated attendees on the current slate of Pixar movies. We already knew about the “Inside the Mind” feature, but what does Pixar have in store for its take on Día de los Muertos?
THE UNTITLED PIXAR MOVIE THAT TAKES YOU INSIDE THE MIND
U.S. Release Date: June 19, 2015
Director: Pete Docter
Co-Director: Ronnie del Carmen
Producer: Jonas Rivera
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 GOOD DINOSAUR
U.S. Release Date: May 30, 2014
Director: Bob Peterson
Co-Director: Peter Sohn
Producer: John Walker
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 UNTITLED PIXAR MOVIE ABOUT DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS
Director: Lee Unkrich
Producer: Darla K. Anderson
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.
So not much information on the release date or story behind the Day of the Dead, but considering Good Dinosaur is a 2014 release, followed by Mind in 2015, and knowing that Frozen looks to be on a fast track for a potential 2013 release (Frozen is not a Pixar film), along with Pixar’s Planes, Dia de los Muertos might be a ways off in 2016.