As Jack Black explained this year at the Oscars, Pixar is a studio that you can bet on consistently pretty much every year. At a time when every other studio is only interested in the bottom line and churning out remakes, these guys continue to come up with original concepts and turn them into a critical and commercial success. But could it be that Pixar is finally starting to run out of fresh ideas as well?
According to Blue Sky Disney, Pixar has officially greenlit a sequel to their 2001 film Monsters, Inc., to be directed once again by Pete Docter (who is also the co-director of their upcoming movie Up). Since they already have releases planned for the next four years, it will likely become the studio’s project for 2013.
Now, to be fair, this isn’t the first sequel that Pixar has done… it’s not even their second. But for a studio that was always against sequels, they’re starting to become a lot more welcoming to the idea as of late. Coming up next year will be Toy Story 3, followed by Cars 2 in 2011. Is this a bad sign for Pixar? Monsters, Inc. is up there among my favourite Pixar releases, but I know some people also think it’s one of their worst. What do you have to say about the possibility of a Monsters, Inc. 2?