What comes after Cars? That was one of the questions investors wanted to know when Disney bought Pixar. This story in Time Magazine claims to have the answer.
Pixar may follow its summer vehicle Cars with Ratatouille, a tale about a rat who lives in a fancy French restaurant. Little is known of future projects, but Incredibles auteur Brad Bird has long wanted to direct a noir-style film, possibly based on Will Eisner‘s comic The Spirit.
Meanwhile, creative kingpin John Lasseter, who has a deep affinity for
traditional 2-D cel animation, is expected to revive that form in some
way. He may even jump-start the long-dormant world-music spin-off of Fantasia, titled Musicana.
I really like the idea of that.
The article also looks at some upcoming Disney animation including something that sounds like it could be really cute and funny — Gnomeo & Juliet, a musical remake of Shakespeare’s tragedy featuring garden gnomes (think West Side Story but with gangs of gnomes from indoors versus outside). Anyway the people in Norway should be happy.
(thanks to Luxo)