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Las Vegas' CinemaCon has yielded more than a few interesting bits of movie news. However the item that has caught my attention was Pixar's announcement of the films on its upcoming slate. They are working on a number of films, all of which sound rather intriguing. The first is called 'The Good Dinosaur,' which supposes a world wherein the asteroid that may have killed all the dinosaurs missed Earth entirely so the thunder lizards are still around. 'The Good Dinosaur' will be directed by Bob Peterson (co-director of 'Up') and Pixar artist Peter Sohn, and is set for a May 30, 2014 release. Next up on their schedule is an as-yet-untitled film that will take viewers on an imaginative journey into the human mind. The untitled project will be directed by Pete Docter ('Up,' 'Monsters, Inc') and is slated for release June 19, 2015. Finally, Pixar will be producing a film based on the Mexican holiday Dia De Los Muertos, which will be directed by 'Toy Story 3's Lee Unkrich. This film does not yet have a release date.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I will see anything and everything Pixar produces. Up until 'Cars 2,' they had never let me down, and even still one misstep out of nearly a dozen films is a far better record than most studios can boast. This particular lineup of films is fascinating. They are covering a wide range of topics that will both allow them to explore new territory not often spotlighted by animated films as well as put their own unique spin on familiar animation fodder such as dinosaurs. I am especially interested to see what they do with the film set inside the human mind. It'll be interesting to see what characters and story elements crop up within that especially fantastical setting. This of course is all in addition to their film 'Brave,' which is due out June 22, and '1906,' detailing the events surrounding the famous San Francisco earthquake. No release date has yet been set for '1906.'
What do you guys think? Are you excited about Pixar's lineup? Which are you most interested in?