Disney held their alternative to Comic-Con with the D23 convention this weekend and that gave them a chance to make announcements about upcoming projects. On top of Marvel and Star Wars, which got a lot of press, Disney also released their upcoming animated projects both with Disney and Pixar. John Lasseter, the former Pixar head honcho who runs all Disney animation now, gave some exciting news about upcoming movies from both Disney and Pixar.

“Olaf’s Frozen Adventure”

This movie isn’t a surprise for anyone who saw Pixar’s “Cars 3” in theaters. The opening trailers included one for the next Pixar movie “Coco” and immediately following that trailer was one for a short film from the “Frozen” universe titled “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.” That will screen before “Coco” in theaters this Thanksgiving season. They also announced that “Frozen 2” is coming but has not gone into production yet.

“Wreck-It Ralph 2”

However, a Disney movie that has gone into production is “Wreck-It Ralph 2,” the sequel to the incredibly fun 2012 movie. This movie, according to Lasseter will deal with the internet culture while the first movie was about arcade games. Even better news is that Phil Johnston and Rich Moore are coming back to the property. Not only did they make “Wreck-It Ralph” but they also worked on last year’s Oscar winning “Zootopia.” This movie hits in 2018.

“Incredibles 2”

Also hitting theaters next summer is the long-awaited Pixar sequel “Incredibles 2.” The movie will start up immediately following the conclusion of the first movie when Jack Jack proves that he has superpowers as well and saves his family. Brad Bird, who made the first movie before leaving for live action filmmaking, returned for the sequel and the new movie will focus on Elastigirl as Bob stays at home to care for Jack Jack.

“Toy Story 4”

Another Pixar sequel that is coming is one that was announced last year and that is a fourth chapter in the “Toy Story” franchise. While “Toy Story 3” seemed like the perfect end, as Andy had grown up and gave his toys to a new child to develop memories with, it looks like Pixar found a way to bring the toys back to life. No details were provided outside of John Lasseter revealing he will not direct the fourth movie and will turn it over to former story intern Josh Cooley. It will hit in 2019.

New Pixar movies

Finally, John Lasseter talked about two upcoming Pixar original movies. The first is “Coco,” the movie about a young boy who wants to be a musician in a story that takes place on the Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos). The second is not yet titled but is called a movie that takes place in a “suburban fantasy world” with no humans but so many unicorns that they are considered rodents.

It was described as a movie created by a person who wanted to learn what his deceased father was really like.

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