Disney Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger today announced that Pixar Animation Studios is developing a third big screen Cars
adventure as well as a sequel to Brad Bird's 2004 superhero adventure The Incredibles
. The announcement was made during a meeting of shareholders and D23 Members during the company's annual meeting today in Portland, Oregon.
Directed by John Lasseter, the original Cars
was released in 2006 and featured the voice talents of OWen Wilson, Larry the Cable the Guy, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman and many more. A sequel, Cars 2
, was released in 2011 with Disneytoon Studios taking over the property for a spinoff feature, Planes
, that was released to the big screen last year. A sequel to that film, Planes: Fire & Rescue
is set for release on July 18, also from Disneytoon. Cars 3
, however, appears set for development through Pixar directly.
A sequel to The Incredibles
, meanwhile, has been requested by fans for the past decade with the original film's writer/director Brad Bird having said in the past that he's open to another adventure, but only if it has a truly great story idea behind it. There's no confirmation yet of Bird's involvement, but he remains closely tied to Disney. His next film, the live-action Tomorrowland
, arrives from Walt Disney Pictures on May 22, 2015.
Check back for more information on both projects as they develop!