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Here’s a mystery for you to ponder today: what is Pixar’s next original project after Brave? Today Disney penciled in a release date — November 27, 2013 — for an original, non-sequel Pixar film. There is no announced title, and no creative team publicly linked to the project. So what is it?

Frankly, we don’t have a great handle on what this one will be. Brave comes out in June 2012, and will be the only Pixar project that year. The Monsters, Inc. prequel, Monsters University, is dated for June 2013. Newt, announced in 2008, was canceled last year.

The best guess we have is that this is Up director Pete Docter‘s mystery project, which we heard about last year. He was working with Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt on the film, and said last spring,

I’m on a couple of different things that are pretty early on; one’s being storyboarded and put up on reels, which is where the rubber meets the road. That’s the hard part of it. The early days, usually you can think of all these great ideas, and they sound interesting and intriguing, and then you get in there and you have to storyboard it to make each beat work. Make you care about the character, yet have him flawed so he can have growth throughout the film. Those are hard things to do! And just when you think you understand now how you’re going to do it, the next film comes up and hits you from the side and you didn’t see it coming. It’s not easy!

Guessing that this is Pete Docter’s project doesn’t really tell us anything, however, because we don’t know what that project is. With the film dated, we’ll probably start to hear more about it very soon. (Not likely at Comic Con, however. Possibly at D23 in August?) Make your guesses about the nature of the film based on the November release date, if that helps.

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Similar to the one lordcookie posted in March:

The same person has also made similar montages for the films of Wes Anderson, Michel Gondry and other directors.

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THR and Box Office Mojo are reporting that The Walt Disney Studios has slated another unannounced Pixar feature for release on May 30, 2014.

This feature and the secret November 27, 2013 film will give shape to Pixar's post-Brave slate, which is likely to be announced at the D23 Expo in Anaheim next week.

It's been confirmed that the 11/27/13 project will have an original (i.e. non-sequel) story, but the same hasn't been said about 05/30/14.

Could it be Toy Story 4? Please share your theories in comments.

- The Pixar Blog

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From director Pete Docter comes an inventive new film that explores a world that everyone knows, but no one has seen: inside the human mind.
What if that life-changing asteroid missed Earth? Director Bob Peterson’s hilarious tale depicts a world where dinosaurs never went extinct.

Pixar just announced these at the D23 Expo. I must see these right now.

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Very. Even though their sequels have been good so far (still not seen Cars 2 though) I'm always much more excited to see new projects from Pixar, especially those that are outside their comfort zone.

A little snippet regarding the Docter film from Pixar Blog:

IndieWIRE's The Playlist blog heard through the grapevine that the script is being written by Toy Story 3 scribe Michael Arndt and is "specifically about the formation of ideas"?

The human mind? This has potential to be the studio's most inventive and original film yet. Indeed, it's being described as "wildly ambitious" even for Pixar.

EDIT: Also discovered the proposed release dates. The Docter human body film is set for summer 2014 and the dinosaur one is Christmas 2013.

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That dinosaur movie sounds really interesting. Also answers the questions raised by the concept art that was discovered back in 2009. The ones where we saw a young boy standing next to a brachiosaurus. And as a bonus I see that Peter Sohn is getting his directional debut with the movie. That's a good thing seeing as that Partly Cloudy was wonderfull.

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Short clip of La Luna, which will play in front of Brave. It has been shown in Italy the past weekend and according to Slashfilm, it's a little masterpiece.

Slashfilm's verdict:

The story feels like a timeless fairytale that was locked in a vault for hundreds of years, and only just now unleashed for the world to enjoy. La Luna features beautiful fantastical Miyazaki-inspired visuals, and a lovely score by Michael Giacchino. A new classic which will be enjoyed for decades to come.

Synopsis:

La Luna is the timeless fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family’s most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions?

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Stanton and Docter Talk New Short:

With Stanton on the director’s chair at Disney (for this March’s John Carter) and Pete Docter hard at work on Pixar’s Mind project, one might not expect the following, recently announced collaboration. Speaking to Ain’t It Cool News Stanton stated, "As a matter of fact I’m developing a short film with Pete Docter. There’s an idea that he and I have had for years that we are finally getting around to doing which is kind of funny." The WALL-E and Finding Nemo director goes on to say that he’s still with Pixar although a Stanton animated feature is not in the near future.

- PixarPlanet.com

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Some stuff from Cinemacon - http://www.empireonl...y.asp?NID=33762

At last year’s D23 event, Disney and their Pixar team made a big show of announcing two new projects from the legendary Emeryville-based animation studio, unveiling plans for a dinosaur-themed pic from Bob Peterson and Pete Sohn and “a trip inside the mind” from Pete Docter. Yesterday, at the CinemaCon event in Las Vegas, they rolled out one more, with John Lasseter revealing that Lee Unkrich is working on something revolving around the Mexican Holiday of Dia De Los Muertos.

The event is celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures between the November 1 and 2 each year. Time is spent honouring family members and others who have died, building altars and visiting graves with gifts. There’s no sign of a release date yet, but with Toy Story 3’s Unkrich at the helm and producer Darla K Anderson overseeing things, we’re already excited to see what Team Pixar is planning for this one.

That aforementioned dino project, meanwhile, is now called The Good Dinosaur, and will still feature the basic storyline positing what would have happened if the asteroid had missed Earth and the dinosaurs never became extinct. Peterson and Sohn will be joined on that one by Incredibles producer John Walker, with a US release date now set for May 2014.

As for Docter’s inner mind ‘toon? We’re going to have to wait a little longer than original planned, as the scope of the film – which explores characters inside the mind of a young girl – is now going to be hitting US screens in June 2015. Patience, people, patience…

According to Disney, Snow Queen-based tale Frozen will be jumping into the November 2013 slot vacated by the mind pic. All in all, though, it’s an exciting time once more to be a Pixar fan, especially considering how worried some have been about their increasing reliance on sequels

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Wonderfull to see that Frozen is finally being made. 2013 is now set for Monsters University and Frozen, just as this year is set between Brave and Wreck-It-Ralph.

Also, for anybody wondering, Unkrich is keeping up with his movie via his Twitter like he did with Toy Story 3. I remember him even making a tweet about pitching the movie. Sounds interesting.

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Via Slashfilm: in a Q&A at a recent showing of WALL-E, Andrew Stanton said that he's sure future Pixar projects will include sequels, and that he'd do a Finding Nemo sequel if he had the right idea for one.

And because it's always fun to hear Pixar people talking about the reasons why their films are so good:

Part of Pixar’s commitment to excellence, in Stanton’s mind, is that no one there ever plans on leaving so they’re invested in every story. The regular development time of one Pixar film is longer than the shelf life of a studio head.

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Finding Nemo finally released on Blu-Ray.

It’s almost absurd how long-awaited the Blu-ray release of Pixar’s 2003 film, Finding Nemo, has become. Rumors of its arrival have dated back to 2007, and only recently has hope come in the form of an official teaser from Disney. According to Pixar Talk, an official release date has finally been confirmed: December 4, 2012!

Finding Nemo will finally be arriving in glorious 1080p with both Blu-ray/DVD and 3D Blu-ray/DVD/digital copy editions this holiday season. The 3D theatrical re-release of the movie will also be making its way into theatres on September 14, 2012; this likely contributed to the home release’s continuous delays. It’s exciting to know that we’ll finally be seeing one of Pixar’s most visually stunning works in high definition sooner rather than later!

A German DVD flyer has also prematurely revealed that a second volume of Pixar short films will be arriving on home video this November. We don’t have a full list of the shorts to be included on the DVD yet, but based on the preliminary cover art, most of Pixar’s post-2006 shorts such as Partly Cloudy, Day & Night, Dug’s Special Mission, and Hawaiian Vacation will surely be included. More details will likely be revealed soon, so check back for updates in the coming months.

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