Is Monsters Inc 2 Inching Along One Website at a Time?
Disney and Pixar keep denying it, but we keep discovering things that seem to say it's true. Jim Hill Media published an interesting article looking at a batch of new domain names that Disney recently registered. I know that this is kind of bottom-of-the-barrel snooping, but it's one of the only ways to get unofficial early confirmation. One group of new domain names registered were for World War Robot, the brand new Jerry Bruckheimer project that was just announced tonight (read all about that here). The other new domain name registered - Monsters2.com. So does this mean that Monsters Inc 2 is officially coming soon?
We've heard off-and-on for roughly a year now that Monsters Inc 2 might be Pete Docter's follow-up to Up from this year. No one would confirm that this was true, including Pete Docter or John Lasseter, but back in June, a report from Jim Hill claimed that buyers behind closed doors at the Licensing International Expo were told that it was coming in 2013. That's a very long way out, but considering web domains are so easily claimed by squatters, Disney was probably playing it safe since, well, they're probably actually going to make this. Jim Hill says that it's a sure sign they're developing something when they buy a domain name.
Of course, you already know to take this news with a grain of salt. It's still a rumor until Disney or Pixar make an official announcement. But we're still crossing our fingers and hoping this means it is on its way!