Disney Confirms Monsters Inc 2 Behind Closed Doors?
This isn't the first time we've heard this rumor - that Pixar is planning Monsters Inc 2 for 2013 - but it is the first time we've seen some sort of confirmation from Disney, even if it not public. Jim Hill reports that a few buyers in attendance at the Licensing International Expo last week told him that at a behind-closed-doors sales meeting for Disney, they confirmed that Monsters Inc 2 would be director Pete Docter's follow-up to Up. Those who are still a bit hazy should know that Jim Hill is a Disney blogger who has tons of insider contacts, which means we shouldn't be taking this news lightly even though it's not official yet.
I attended a presentation for Pixar earlier today and it was consistently mentioned that it takes 4 years for a Pixar movie to be made from start to finish. Considering that Pete Docter just wrapped his worldwide tour for Up and that Pixar had only announced its line-up through 2012, it would make sense that Monsters Inc 2 could be their 2013 movie and Docter's next project. We ran a rumor like this back in February as well, so until we hear otherwise, I think it's very likely we'll be seeing this sequel in 4 years. While I'd love to see The Incredibles 2 as well, Monsters Inc 2 is definitely one of the sequels I'm very happy to see Pixar making.