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Two upcoming films on Pixar's slate were met with two very different reactions when they were announced.
First up is a sequel to 2004's The Incredibles. Just about everyone, myself included, wanted this to happen, and was happy to hear Pixar was finally moving forward with it; however, the even better news was that the original film's writer/director, Brad Bird, would be returning to script the flick. Now I'm happy to tell you what we all assumed (hoped?): Bird will also be directing!
The other upcoming sequel is Cars 3. If you're like me, as any reasonable person should be, you're a bit surprised. After all, the first Cars film didn't blow up the box office, at least not by Pixar standards, and the second fared only a little better (again by Pixar standards).
At any rate, it was a real Wtf!? moment, but, be that as it may, »
- Philip Sticco
You won’t find many Pixar fanatics who cite the two Cars movies as their favorites from the studio. The first Cars wasn’t bad, but it was a disappointment coming in the middle of Pixar’s impeccable early run, and the second Cars is still the only Pixar movie ever to get a “Rotten” score on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s safe to say […]
- Angie Han
The site noticed a recent official blog post which lists Scanlon as co-director on the film, but there's no other name listed. No formal announcement about Scanlon being on the project has been made by the studio.
Despite the critical drubbing and soft box-office of the first two films, the "Cars" franchise has been a massive success for Disney in terms of tie-in merchandising, the first film alone raking in $10 billion in merchandise sales in the first five years since its release.
- Garth Franklin
3 items from 2016
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