Pixar Animation Studios fans had a major reason to rejoice this past week with the announcement of a long-awaited and long-dreamed-of sequel to the fan favorite film The Incredibles. Disney CEO Bob Iger made the announcement at The Walt Disney Company Annual Shareholders Meeting held this year in Portland, Oregon. Also announced at the meeting was another sequel to Pixar’s wildly successful (if not as beloved to adult animation fans) Cars franchise.
Brad Bird, the director of the original Incredibles film, will be writing the sequel. Bird is currently finishing up work on Disney’s live action sci-fi pic Tomorrowland, which opens in U.S. theaters on May 22, 2015. No announcements were made at the meeting about who will be writing or directing the Cars sequel. No release dates for either film were announced.
In addition to the new films, Pixar plans to re-release 3D versions of The Incredibles and Ratatouille, similar to the reformatting that was done to Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., and Finding Nemo. Again, no release dates were announced.