It is just two months until Brave, Pixar's first movie since 2010's Toy Story 3. Wait, what's that? Pixar released a movie after that? A sequel to Cars that was based entirely around the grating, soul-destroying voice of Larry the Cable Guy? Are you sure about that? I don't mean to challenge your credibility, but I don't think Pixar is really that crass and idiotic. I'm pretty sure that never happened.
But anyway, Brave is hardly the only movie that Pixar has in the hopper and they've released some more details about their slate for 2013 and beyond. Most interestingly, their previously announced movie about dinosaurs has a title, release date, and brief plot summary. No longer The Untitled Pixar Movie About Dinosaurs, the film will be called The Good Dinosaur and will reach theaters on May 30, 2014. The Good Dinosaur will be directed by Bob Peterson (who was the voice of Dug in Up) and Peter Sohn and is about what it would be like if the asteroid that impacted the Earth and drove the dinosaurs to extinction had simply missed the planet entirely. Screw talking cars, that is a premise I can get behind.
The following year, Pete Docter will release his follow-up to Up, a currently untitled movie set inside the human mind. Pixar is really hyping this up as ambitious and interesting so I'm excited to see it (for my mind, Docter's Up prologue is the best five minutes of cinema that Pixar has ever produced).
And, finally, following that movie will be Lee Unkrich's follow-up to Toy Story 3, which will be about Dia de los Muertos. And, of course, all of those will be prefaced by the Monsters Inc. prequel, Monster University, which comes out next year. So prepare for more Pixar and cross your fingers that none of these movies will raise disturbing questions like "why does a society of cars have a Pope?"