ComingSoon.net got a chance to chat on Friday with director Brad Bird at the press day for his new animated-adventure, Rataouille. Naturally, we asked him about Toy Story 3 and a possible sequel to The Incredibles.
“It’s going to be good,” Bird said about the third “Toy Story.” “We wouldn’t do it if we didn’t think it could be good.” The third film, to be voiced again by Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, is coming to theaters in 2010.
But would he do another “Incredibles”? “I do if I can come up with a story that is as good or better than the first one. If I can come up with a “Toy Story 2” with “The Incredibles,” then I would do it in a second. I have pieces that I think are good, but I don’t have them all together.”
Bird said sequels aren’t part of Pixar’s business plan. “We’ve made one and we’re going to make another… We don’t make it for any reason other than if it’s a movie we want to see and a story we’re excited to tell, we will go after it. We don’t do it for money. Walt Disney once said that he doesn’t make films to make money, he makes money to make films. That’s very much Pixar’s philosophy. It’s why we’re in the game.”
Rataouille opens in theaters on June 29.