Monsters, Inc. 2 Currently In Production?

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Monsters Inc 2 Monsters, Inc. 2 Currently In Production?

Last summer we got word of Pixar possibly doing a Monsters Inc. 2. It was reported that at the 2009 Licensing International Expo, Pixar gave a preview session for all its upcoming features and one of those was Monsters, Inc 2. At the time it was explicitly noted that the studio hadn’t made any sort of official decision on a Monsters Inc. sequel.

Now we learn – via an exclusive scoop over at Latino Review – that not only is Pixar planning on making Monsters, Inc. 2 but that the movie is already in the production line for release in 2012-2013.

The info comes from what Latino Review calls a “very reliable source” but they remind us that to be on the safe side, we should file this under “RUMOR” until it’s confirmed either way.

The director of the first Monsters, Inc., Pete Docter (who also directed Pixar’s  Oscar-nominated hit, Up), is the one who has been fielding questions about whether or not we’ll see further adventures of Mike and Sulley. He’s apparently been skirting round those questions, probably because he’s got so many other things on his plate and also because he’ll probably want to keep people’s attention focused on the films coming out sooner rather than later.

There’s currently no word on whether Docter would direct or co-direct Monsters, Inc. 2 but if it does happen I’d be very surprised if he wasn’t involved in some way or another.

 

The obvious question is why is Pixar all of a sudden going sequel crazy? They used to be known for making original films each time they embarked on a new project (with Toy Story 2 being the exception). But with Toy Story 3 on the way this summer, Cars 2 officially in the works and now (if this news is true) Monsters, Inc. 2 being added to that list, it looks like the master animation team has realized that a sequel will probably earn more money at the box office.

In my opinion, Monsters, Inc., as good as it was, has always been a lesser of Pixar’s work (Toy Story, Up and WALL-E are at the top for me) and not the first film by the studio I’d pick for a sequel. But nonetheless, I see no reason why a sequel wouldn’t rival the first film (just look at Toy Story 2) and be just as much – if not more – of a hit.

Would you like to see a sequel to Monsters, Inc.? Or would you rather see a sequel to one of the studio’s other movies instead (The Incredibles, perhaps)?

Stay tuned to Screen Rant for confirmation on whether Monsters, Inc. 2 is actually in production or not.

Source: Latino Review

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  1. Loved Monster's Inc, but I don't know if I want a sequel. It was perfect as it was like how Up is.

  2. WHy can't Pixar give a sequel to the movie that NEEDS it: The Incredibles?

  3. Id reather see an Incredibles sequel, but I wouldnt mind a Monsters Inc. sequel either.

  4. they have to make an Incredibles sequel. there's no way they can just end it with the mole digger guy coming out of the ground and just leave it at that!!

  5. I agree, an Incredible's sequel is long over due now

  6. Did any one here anything about the Incredibles 2? I'm looking forward to that.

  7. I read something about Bird last year seekng to make a sequel to the Incredibles, but not until he gets another script he has already made for another movie on the big screen first.

  8. His name is the Underminer.

  9. monsters Inc was really good, very emotional movie (like most of pixars work). i've always wanted there to be a sequel, dont really know why, but the ending sort of left me hanging (how sully walks in and hears boo call his name).

    toy story is pure epic.. same as everything else pixar does hehehe im sure if they do make a sequel it will make heaps (like all their other movies).

  10. It does worry me a bit to see Pixar's suddenly so “Pro-Sequel”, I just hope they can retain their outstanding quality. More Toy Story 2, less Return of Jafar.

  11. The Incredibles and Cars are Pixar's worst by far. I hope they do a Monsters Inc. sequel. I'm not sure how they'd do it though. To be honest I'd prefer them to stick with original, new stuff though.

  12. WALL-E is a very good movie, and it's first half is perfect, but I don't understand why so many think it's one of the very best Pixar movies. I mean, all of them are good to a degree, but there are a handful of Pixar films I'd put ahead of WALL-E right now (Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Up). I probably need to see WALL-E even more times, but still. On the other hand, I just love the style and the sheer creativity of Monsters Inc. The movie is very funny and has great characters, as well. Also, I think it has the best ending of any Pixar film.

    I'm very excited for Toy Story 3. I'm not sure how I feel about Cars 2, and I'm going to reserve judgment on a Monsters Inc 2. I would love to see The Incredibles 2 if it has a great story prepared, along with Brad Bird on board.

  13. The Incredibles the worst? Get outta here.

  14. Don't get me wrong, I'm holding back from saying Up was a bad film, but I am genuinely bemused at what makes Up so good in so many people's eyes?? Technically, it IS fantastic. I am studying 3D animation myself and it is a stunning piece of work from that perspective. However, I (and two of the other three people I was with at the time) had trouble keeping our eyes open by the time the credits rolled?…I WANT to like Up, and maybe with a second watch I will, but can't currently understand why it's held in the same high regard as Toy Story, The Incredibles and Finding Nemo!?

  15. they should do what the did with toy story n pick up incredibles a few yrs after the original

  16. I really liked Monsters Inc. so I'm up for a sequel (which has to be called Monsters REincorporated, IMO). But I still think Incredibles deserves one first. I still don't understand how CARS got a sequel before it…

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  19. Disney bought them to make it a sequel factory. Sequels means better toys sales and higher franchise value, so come to expect more of this

  20. HOLY SHITNIZZ THAT IS AWESOME

  21. I was the opposite. I loved nearly every moment of the film. I'm almost surprised at myself that I love it so much, because it's such a weird movie. I even love the dogs flying airplanes to an extent. I particularly loved the characters (Fredericksen, Russell, Dug, and Kevin). I loved the premise between Carl and Ellie. Also, this movie has an infectuous Indiana Jones-vibe to it. I particularly love the score from Michael Giacchino. Toy Story and Toy Story 2 are my favorite Pixar movies, but I think this is right after them for me.

  22. So the little girl Bo is gonna grow up now?

  23. I think it was the Upcoming Pixar blog that posted a while back about some of Pixar's slated original (non-sequal related) projects were in trouble, to the point where Gary Rydstrom's “Newt” was described as being dead.

    This I find incredibly sad. Sequels were once a dirty word at the studio, but if all of this is true (and I hope despite the ever mounting pile of rumors that they all prove false) then I fear that they, like all other studios, have succumbed to the same mediocrity that infects the rest of the industry.

    I never expected that the studio's streak would last forever, but I figured that if they did produce a truly bad film, it would be from pushing the envelope too hard, not from becoming a retread machine.

    What's really ironic if this trend holds, is that John Lassiter himself was the victim of the mediocrity-minded folks that infested Disney animation studios in the early 80's when they let him go. Pixar seemed to have taken a solid lesson from that up until now, producing only one sequel thus far (Toy Story 3 not yet released). Don't get me wrong, I'm still going to give these new films a chance, but even after seeing the new trailers for the upcoming TS3, I am finding it difficult to get excited about them. Of all the announced films, I was most looking forward to Newt and The Bear and the Bow, not Cars 2, or TS3, or if its true, MI2

    Meanwhile, Brad Bird is still wrestling with getting his epic live-action “1906″ off the ground, so he's not even anywhere near the point where he could direct another Pixar film for a long while (and unlike most people, I'd just want him to do something original, like I'd hoped all the new Pixar films would be).

    I want to be able to continue to go to Pixar films expecting the unexpected, meeting new faces, new characters, and possibly even more importantly, new universes to explore. I thought they really got it, especially after “Ratatouille” when the customer said “What Does the Chef Have That's New?”. It was like they fired a shot across the bow of Hollywood, reminding everyone that while knowing what you already like is good, what is often better is the adventure of discovering the new things you didn't know you liked until you tried them for the first time. These were daring films, now I'm afraid of them becoming just another Chef Skinner.

  24. I think it was the Upcoming Pixar blog that posted a while back about some of Pixar's slated original (non-sequal related) projects were in trouble, to the point where Gary Rydstrom's “Newt” was described as being dead.

    This I find incredibly sad. Sequels were once a dirty word at the studio, but if all of this is true (and I hope despite the ever mounting pile of rumors that they all prove false) then I fear that they, like all other studios, have succumbed to the same mediocrity that infects the rest of the industry.

    I never expected that the studio's streak would last forever, but I figured that if they did produce a truly bad film, it would be from pushing the envelope too hard, not from becoming a retread machine.

    What's really ironic if this trend holds, is that John Lassiter himself was the victim of the mediocrity-minded folks that infested Disney animation studios in the early 80's when they let him go. Pixar seemed to have taken a solid lesson from that up until now, producing only one sequel thus far (Toy Story 3 not yet released). Don't get me wrong, I'm still going to give these new films a chance, but even after seeing the new trailers for the upcoming TS3, I am finding it difficult to get excited about them. Of all the announced films, I was most looking forward to Newt and The Bear and the Bow, not Cars 2, or TS3, or if its true, MI2

    Meanwhile, Brad Bird is still wrestling with getting his epic live-action “1906″ off the ground, so he's not even anywhere near the point where he could direct another Pixar film for a long while (and unlike most people, I'd just want him to do something original, like I'd hoped all the new Pixar films would be).

    I want to be able to continue to go to Pixar films expecting the unexpected, meeting new faces, new characters, and possibly even more importantly, new universes to explore. I thought they really got it, especially after “Ratatouille” when the customer said “What Does the Chef Have That's New?”. It was like they fired a shot across the bow of Hollywood, reminding everyone that while knowing what you already like is good, what is often better is the adventure of discovering the new things you didn't know you liked until you tried them for the first time. These were daring films, now I'm afraid of them becoming just another Chef Skinner.

  25. Monsters Inc has and always shall be my favourite Pixar movie, it was pitch perfect from beginning to end. I loved the world it was set in, the characters were so genuine and the comedy was classic!

    I hope this is true, although I would echo what everyone else has said about an Incredibles sequel.

    I havent loved a Pixar movie for a while. Wall-E started well but I hated when he went to the human ship, and therefore the last hour of the film. As for Up, I like it, but I didnt love it. Pixar used to make surprising films.
    Think of Cars, who would have thought a movie about talking cars would work, that the audience could i any way form attachments to the characters, but they did.

    The best animated movie I have seen for a long time was Coraline. Way better than Up in my opinion.

  26. The Bear and the Bow is still coming out. I can't speak for Cars 2 or MI 2, but Toy Story 3 will be great, I'm almost sure of it. Chances are, Pixars streak might not continue, but I still don't see them making a true stinker.

    I mean, even though the necessity of a MI 2 is def. questionable, at least it's not like they've announced a WALL-E 2, an Up 2, or worst of all, a Finding Nemo 2 (or Finding Dory: Nemo's Underwater Adventure).

  27. There are movies that lend themselves to a sequel. Incredibles was one of them because the super hero premise leads naturally to a franchise.

    Monsters, not so much, but then they did it with Ice Age…

  28. Monsters Inc. is the best Pixar film. I trust that Pixar won't make a crappy sequel. If its crappy, they won't make it. … by the way The Incredibles does seem like the no brainer for a sequel. It almost seemed incomplete, like the story needed a sequel perhaps.

  29. I Have Always Wanted The Incredibles Sequel But Hearing That They Are Making A Sequel For Monster Inc Is Just Disappointing, I Mean Its A Good Movie But It Could Never Compare To The Incredibles :( MAaaaaaaan I Wish They Bring Out The Incredibles 2 :(

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