Toy Story 4
D23 is famously an event from which no leaks occur. A real shame for those of us that didn’t manage to get out to California! Still we can know what went on within those scared Halls through the eyes of others.
During the press conference, that among other things announced the new Toy Story ride at Disneyland, John Lasseter confirmed that work was now on going for a Toy Story 4 movie. This will come as a surprise to fans of the franchise as no one could argue that Toy Story 3 was the perfect wrap-up for the trilogy. Well, trilogy no longer!
The fourth film will, according to Lasseter, be a love story between Woody and Bo Peep. A romantic interest was alluded to in the first film, however the subsequent movies didn’t do much to expand on this. In regard to the potential suggestion that Pixar is simply ‘fishing for cash’ Lasseter also had this to say:
“We don’t do things just to print money. It’s about great stories, that’s what we do.”
He also emphasised that they would only ever make a sequel to one of their films if they had a ‘great idea’ for the story. No franchise cash grab in this Studio!
The Incredibles 2
Speaking of sequels, this particular one is long, long, LONG over due! Rather amusingly timed, after the recent disastrous live-action rendition of the Fantastic Four from which this team took so much inspiration, The Incredibles 2 had it’s new poster revealed. Gosh darn it that’s hardly news! The Incredibles was not alone in this respect as Toy Story 4, Cars 3, The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory also all had posters on show at D23. The original Incredibles movie, directed by Brad Bird, is a masterpiece and one of the best (if not the best) Pixar movies ever made. Brad Bird will be returning to direct the sequel which hits big screens some time after 2016.
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Finding Dory also had it’s fair share of promotional material on display. As well as the above poster it had a few others viewable nearby. Finding Dory will be set 6 months after the events of Finding Nemo and will see the entire main cast reprising their roles. In the story our favourite forgetful heroine will set off on a quest to find her own family having had a sudden recollection of one of her childhood memories. Ellen herself came on stage at D23 to make more casting announcements, and has previously said about the film:
I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time. I’m not mad it took this long. I know the people at Pixar were busy creating Toy Story 16. But the time they took was worth it. The script is fantastic. And it has everything I loved about the first one: It’s got a lot of heart, it’s really funny, and the best part is—it’s got a lot more Dory.
Also at the conference Pixar showed us some footage. In this footage we see Martin and Nemo in the reef with Dory. Dory is having nightmares and talking in her sleep and this eventually leads to her swimming off into the night. After lots of other clips and scenes the final shot shows us Marlin and Nemo. Nemo asks “Dad you can get us all the way across the ocean, right?” Marlin pauses and responds, “No… but I know a guy.”
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