The animated movie studio Pixar has announced it is moving away from sequels. This means Toy Story 4, Incredibles 2 and Cars 3 will be the last installments.
Instead, Pixar will be developing new stories and franchises. They will set the stage for the future of the movie studio.
“Most studios jump on doing a sequel as soon as they have a successful film,” Pixar president Jim Morris told Entertainment Weekly. “But our business model is a filmmaker model, and we don’t make a sequel unless the director of the original film has an idea that they like and are willing to go forward on.”
New beginning for Pixar
“Everything after ‘Toy Story’ and ‘The Incredibles’ is an original right now,” Morris said. Two films are already on parent company Disney’s schedule for 2020, though the titles have not been announced, and Morris said that two additional movies are in early development.
This doesn’t mean no new sequels will be done, but the company will focus on new properties. It means that most likely we will see the end of Toy Story, Incredibles and Cars. Also no more Finding Nemo and Finding Dory sequels. Unless they become such big box office hits and the creators have more ideas, they simply can’t resist to make another one. This seems unlikely.
So instead you can expect entirely new storylines and universes from Pixar. “Our plan had been to make an original every year and a sequel every other year,” Morris said.
“If we add the next films after the current ones, it actually comes out to exactly that: seven sequels in a spate of 21 originals, from the time we were acquired by Disney”, he added. He said this was down to when various directors had their ideas for sequels and original projects. Among the new properties is the movie Coco. It is scheduled to debut in the cinemas in 2017.