Pixar Announces The Sequel Films ‘The Incredibles 2′ & ‘Cars 3′ Are On The Way

Plus news about 'Star Wars: Episode VII' and 'Frozen'

Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, revealed in a shareholders meeting today a whole bunch of exciting Disney/Pixar news which is of great interest to us fans. Firstly, sequel films to the Pixar films The Incredibles and Cars are on the way. Secondly, Frozen is very close to becoming the most successful animated film of all time. Thirdly, the events in Star Wars: Episode VII will take place many years after the end of Episode VI – Return of the Jedi — and it will feature “familiar faces” among its lead actors. Read on for all the deets.

Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger disclosed Tuesday that Pixar is working on a new Cars movie and a new Incredibles film. He also said Frozen is close to surpassing Toy Story 3 as the biggest animated film of all time, and that the next Star Wars movie will take place 30 years after the events in 1983′s Return of the Jedi. “There will be some very familiar faces along with a trio of new young leads,” Iger said of Star Wars on Tuesday during Disney’s annual shareholder’s meeting in Portland, Oregon … On Tuesday, Frozen was at $1.027 billion worldwide while Toy Story 3, first released in 2010, earned $1.063 billion, and Iger was confident the former would pass the latter very soon. Iger showed the assembled a new trailer for Maleficent that is set to be released today and scenes from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and he raved about both of those upcoming movies. Iger spoke of “an unprecedented pipeline” that includes a live-action Cinderella in 2015.

And Disney just keeps on printing their own money. I’ve always felt that The Incredibles might benefit from a sequel film. Like the Toy Story films, The Incredibles is a film that resonates with children and adults pretty equally. If done right, and we know that Pixar does these things right, Incredibles 2 could be really interesting. I’ve never been a fan of the Cars movies but I understand little kids love Cars and Cars 2. Making a third movie just makes sense financially. I’m really surprised that Frozen is such an insanely popular film. I liked it very much but I don’t think it’s better than Toy Story 3. That said, only every person on Earth has seen Frozen multiple times so I guess all of that popularity adds up. The Star Wars talk has me worried but only because I want the new film to be as close as possible to the original trilogy of films rather than the newer trilogy of films. At this point, it’s far too soon to know what to freak out about so … on that front, I’ll just wait and see. It’s clear the the Walt Disney Corporation is doing very well these days. I have no doubt that it will continue to do well for many, many years to come.

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  1. Paul

    “I’m really surprised that Frozen is such an insanely popular film. I liked it very much but I don’t think it’s better than Toy Story 3.”

    Frozen pushes all the girl buttons, kind of like the way the musical Wicked did. If only you were a preteen girl you would get this.

    Incredibles sequel is long overdue, as far as I am concerned. As for the 30 year stretch for Star Wars, it makes sense. 1983 + 30 = 2013, so it explains why Han Solo looks so old.

    • @Paul — No, I understand the appeal but I’m so shocked that it’s made so much money in such a short amount of time. I guess my surprise comes from the fact that how quickly the film has made enough money to become the most successful animated film of all time.

  2. Kendra

    Erm..I one of the only ones that hasn’t seen Frozen..Even my 3 year old niece keeps telling me I have to watch it..Now I don’t think I will just to go against trend..I’m not a conformist!

    Also..I can’t get on board with the whole Cars thing..Obviously I’m not their target audience so no skin off their backs, but they’re creepy to me..And just so unbelievable..Talking animals? Sure! Toys that are alive? I can dig it..But talking cars with eyes as windshields? No way, Jose!

  3. OMG OMG OMG the Incredibles was one of the greatest movies ever!!!!! Perfect mix of adult and kid. The jokes are STILL funny! ekkk this news is so perfect!!!! :) :) :) :) :)

  4. Lulu

    Woman! Where is my super suit! :)

    I also have not seen frozen..

  5. Patrick

    Lets not forget the live action little mermaid project too!

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