Pixar has decided to delay The Good Dinosaur’s release, their next film project, until 2015 meaning 2014 will be the first time in 8 years that there isn’t a Pixar film in the theatres.
Since 2006, it has been a given that we would see a Pixar film released during the summer season every year. The first indication that this streak was at risk of ending arrived with the news that The Good Dinosaur director Bob Peterson had been taken off the project. The film, which was scheduled to arrive in May 2014, was taken over by a collection of Pixar veterans such as John Lasseter and Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich, but no replacement director was named. For an animated film that was less than one year away, it signaled significant trouble.
Quality over quantity is a great thing to say when you’re talking about small projects – but Pixar would generate hundreds of millions of dollars just putting out a film, period.
Bumping The Good Dinosaur back a year means the Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory is now pushed into the summer of 2016.
Hope somebody told Ellen Degeneres.