Monsters Inc. Sequel Confirmed, New Bear and the Bow Title
by Ethan Anderton
April 23, 2010
Though the rumor mill has been pushing out talk of a sequel for awhile, there hasn't been any official news until now, as Variety reports that Pixar is indeed planning a sequel to their 2001 hit film Monsters Inc. with a release date of November 16th, 2012. While Variety says this will be the second Pixar property to get the sequel treatment, apparently they forgot that Cars 2 is set for release next summer. So this will be the third franchise for Disney/Pixar, but no director is attached to the sequel yet, and we already know that original director Pete Docter will not return. Read on for a bit of news on Pixar's The Bear and the Bow too!
At the same presentation from Disney chairman Rich Ross yesterday night, it was also announced that The Bear and The Bow, Pixar's first female driven feature, is now titled Brave. Starring Reese Witherspoon, the story follows an impulsive princess who aims to shed her royal destiny and become the world's first great female archer. Brave is being directed by Brenda Chapman who helped co-write Cars, and also directed The Prince of Egypt. Honestly, I'm always looking forward to any movie made by Pixar, and while seeing where Monstropolis is at after 11 years since the first one sounds like an awesome prospect, I'd really much rather see a sequel to The Incredibles, which is honestly the only Pixar title to ever warrant a sequel. Thoughts?