Thursday, May 31, 2007
I've heard this rumor floating around for a while and didn't believe it so I didn't feel the need to post about it. I still don't know if it's true. Most of my sources are on the Imagineering side and the animators I know tend to work for Disney, not Pixar... so I can't varify this.
But Al Lutz over at Miceage left a little editorial blurb that mentions Cars 2 will be Pixar's 2009 release. He also mentions a new cars short for 2008 which I had heard about and did believe. But he says his sources confirmed it, so take from that what you will. Some people were thinking that Andrew Stanton was going to direct "A Princess of Mars" and have it out by 2009... I knew that wasn't right. The script for APOM isn't even done yet and it takes about two years to animate one of Pixar's films. That was a big, red flag right there...
It does fill a hole in their schedule:
Toy Story 2010.
So maybe Cars 2 will take that slot? If true, I wonder who Lasseter tapped to direct since he may be kinda busy the next few years...