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‘Toy Story 3’ Helmer Lee Unkrich Directing Day of the Dead-Themed Film for Pixar

Written by on April 24, 2012 

While Brave and Monsters University should give the Pixar loyal their required fill, it’s been announced, at this year’s CinemaCon, that the company will be going south in 2015 — not because they’re making a Cars 3, though. Rather, Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich has been tapped to direct a film that revolves around Mexico’s famed Day of the Dead; Pixar regular Darla K. Anderson will produce, and a 2015 release is their target. [Variety]

It’s not clear what might be happening here, in terms of story — holiday-themed movies could more or less go anywhere, after all, and this isn’t a normal holiday — but I don’t doubt that plenty are already getting themselves fired up over the move. I, personally, need something more substantial to get the excitement flowing. (Probably because I’m dead inside.) If you want news about less speculative projects, it was also said that Bob Peterson‘s dinosaur film, now titled The Good Dinosaur, will open on May 30th, 2014, and Pete Docter‘s psyche-set picture has been dated to hit on June 19th, 2015.

Are you hopeful about this project, despite no real information?

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