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Pixar cancels Pixar losing itself now that it's a part of Disney?

Newt, an original film, has gotten the axe in favor of a sequel flurry at Pixar. This is the first announced project that Pixar has cancelled. This news comes from Mike Bastoli of The Pixar Blog, who heard it from Disney archivist Dave Smith. Bastoli noticed that the film was no longer on an encyclopedia of Disney titles operated by Smith. Newt was announced in April 2008 at Disney/Pixar's Animation Presentation in New York City and was scheduled to be released in the summer of 2011.

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MONSTERS INC. 2 on the way? 

Mike Wazowski still hasn't filed his paperwork, it would appear. Sully, Mike, and his succulant little garden snail Roz (seen above) may be returning for a sequel. Latino Review reports from an "inside source" that the sequel is "a go" at Pixar and will likely hit theaters before 2013. If that seems like a long time, remember that a typical animated film from Pixar has a four year development cycle. Since the film is a sequel, this Dev. time may be shorter, but Pixar is known for taking its perfectionism.

Here's the current Pixar release calendar.

  • 2010: Toy Story 3
  • 2011: Cars 2
  • 2011(late): The Bear and the Bow
  • 2012: Newt 

Pixar is my favorite movie house, but all these sequels are scaring me. The studio is popular solely because it doesn't usually do sequels. Let's hope that it can retain its magic as it starts cranking out two films a year, per its marching orders from Disney. More on Monsters Inc. 2 as I hear it.