Pixar Making Its First Feature-Length Musical?

Dia de los Meurtos Film Concept Art

In its films, Pixar has tackled a broad number of genres, from the buddy comedy to superhero fare and even science fiction. None of those, however, have been musicals. The closest we have seen to a musical from Pixar was the short Boundin’, but even that had a good deal of narration mixed in. The studio’s next short, Lava, in which a volcano longs for love, is expected to be Pixar’s first real musical. The animation house may also be developing a musical feature film now. Find more details after the break! [Read more…]

Pixar’s ‘Día de los Muertos’ Film To Center On Family

Dia de los Muertos - Skeletons

Back at CinemaCon in late April, Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter announced a new project from Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich, a “film that delves into the vibrant holiday of Día de los Muertos.” No further information was given by Lasseter on what the plot of the film would be or the nature of the characters populating the story. Lasseter is currently doing interviews with the international press for Brave, Pixar’s current film, and was asked to provide a look at the studio’s upcoming slate. New details were sparce on The Good Dinosaur (2014) and The Untitled Pixar Film That Takes You Inside The Mind (2015), but he used a key word in tandem with his description of The Untitled Día de los Muertos Film – family. Watch the interview after the break! [Read more…]

When Can We Expect To See Lee Unkrich’s ‘Día de los Muertos’ Film?

Note: This Is Not Pixar's Art For The Film

Yesterday, Pixar used the annual CinemaCon convention to announce some release date shuffling, and a title for their previously untitled dinosaur film. That would have been big news in itself, but Pixar wasn’t finished – the biggest news to come out of yesterday’s Disney presentation at the show was easily the announcement of the new film that Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich has recently started working on. The film is set around Mexico’s Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday. When can we expect to see it in theaters? There is no definitive answer as of yet, but find out what the most likely choices are after the jump! [Read more…]