[D23] John Lasseter reveals huge slate of upcoming movies from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios
Filmmakers from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios introduced D23 EXPO 2015 fans to an array of new stories and characters—from a lost dinosaur to a master wayfinder, a scheming fox to a forgetful fish. The audience of 7,500 was treated to sneak peeks, musical performances and appearances from stars like Ellen DeGeneres, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dwayne Johnson, Randy Newman and Ty Burrell, among others.
When Disney’s D23 Expo rolls around in August there will be a lot of reasons for Disney fans to attend – Animation presentations, sneak peek of upcoming projects, and discussions with special guests. But for many, the highlight of the show will be taking home their own Lasseter-esque Hawaiian shirt.
It kind of came out of left field yesterday when it was announced that Pixar is planning a fourth Toy Story movie. Even bigger was the news that writer, director, and release date have already been set.
We’ve already reported that Marvel is considering Guardians of the Galaxy for a big screen adaptation, but when Disney said it bought Marvel for it’s galaxy of stars, I doubt many thought the company meant Big Hero 6. Turns out, Disney is interested in the property as an animated film.
Press Release Two-time Academy Award®-winning director John Lasseter today received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame from the The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. In addition to his many and varied feature animation film credits, Lasseter serves as Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios and Principal Creative Advisor, Walt Disney Imagineering.
The man behind the many of Pixar’s big movies, John Lasseter, is making his big screen debut in the upcoming Cars 2 movie. The producer/director lends his voice to John Lassetire, a pit crew chief. Cars 2 opens June 24, 2011. via Disney
During the D23 Expo held in Anaheim this past weekend, John Lasseter quashed rumors that Pixar was looking at Marvel’s Ant-Man for a possible movie. “I had met all the folks from Marvel a couple of times and they’re terrific,” says Lasseter, a man of few words regarding Pixar’s interest in Marvel properties, “The whole ‘Ant-Man’ thing is just a rumor.” Not off the table is the possibility that Monsters, Inc. and the Incredibles would be returning to the big screen with sequels for each. via Coming Soon
Press Release The Walt Disney Studios, in collaboration with acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (â€œPanâ€™s Labyrinth,â€ â€œThe Hobbitâ€), is launching a new production label called Disney Double Dare You, to create new animated films full of chills and thrills for audiences of all ages, it was announced today at the D23 Expo by Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.Â All films will be produced under the guidance of del Toro, who originated the concept and the design of DDY and who will also direct certain projects. The first project in development for the new label is called â€œTrollhunters,â€