Pixar lines up next 6 movies with release dates

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It’s time for a shakeup at Pixar. No, they’re not changing the way they do things, just the order of a few future releases. Mostly, Toy Story 4 has been pushed back a year to make room for the Cars 3 movie. We also learned the release date for The Incredibles 2.

Here’s what the lineup looks like now:

The Good Dinosaur – November 25, 2015
Finding Dory – June 17, 2016
Cars 3 – June 16, 2017
CoCo – November 22, 2017
Toy Story 4 – June 15, 2018
The Incredibles 2 – June 21, 2019

Yeah, that’s a lot of sequels. But it’s for a good cause. We need Finding Dory and Cars 3 to succeed so we can get more films like Coco. The box office winners give the company a little leeway to make the unusual films. I can get on board with that.

Also, I’m a little surprised that the Cars threequel was moved up. John Lasseter said he wouldn’t make a third film until he had a story he loved. It was just announced in March of 2014, He must have really loved it to the point where they expect few if any revisions. That’s less than a 3 year cycle. It can be done, but it’s rare in animation these days.

What do you think of the new release date for Toy Story 3 and the fast track for Cars 3?