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Pixar Promises To Release Only Original Films After Toy Story 4

Since 2016, Pixar studios only released one original production against four sequels.

While Toy Story 4 is set to hit the screens on June 26, his producer Mark Nielsen explained to the Hollywood Reporter that Pixar studios will focus on original productions from now on.

Pete Docter, the new creative chief officer since John Lasseter left, will make sure of it. The director of Monsters Inc and Up is "really looking out for the new voices and really loading up the development pool," said Mark Nielsen, adding, "It’s all original films after this one right now."

As it turns out, Coco is the only film which is not a sequel from a previous Pixar production. Cars 3, Finding Dory and Incredibles 2 were all following successful movies, which questions Pixar’s will to take risks.

However, things are about to change if this statement is to be believed. The production of Pixar’s latest project, Onward, is scheduled to start in 2020. But the fans of Pixar’s old productions can rest assured, some sequels will still be made, not for the theaters but for the future streaming platform Disney + which is supposed to compete with Netflix. Meaning we should see the characters of Monsters Inc appear on our screen again.

By Eléna Pougin, published on 16/05/2019