Disney announced two new Pixar films at its D23 Expo Saturday, one from each of the co-directors of "Up."
One film will explore the human mind, and the other will imagine a world where dinosaurs still walk the Earth.
Pixar stalwarts Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera, brought on stage by Disney Chairman Rich Ross, joshed with the audience a bit.
Docter did the three small voice snippets he's contributed to Pixar films-- before Rivera noted, "We love to explore new worlds", unveiling a title graphic that drew a big laugh: "The Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside the Mind".
Meanwhile, Disney and Pixar tweeted that "From director Pete Docter comes a new new film that explores a world that everyone knows, but no one has seen: inside the human mind." The film is promised for Summer 2014.
That tweet update was joined by another asking, "What if that life-changing asteroid missed Earth? Director Bob Peterson’s hilarious tale depicts a world where dinosaurs never went extinct."
Correspondingly, a graphic was flashed before the cheering crowd in the Anaheim Convention Center's vast hall: "The Untitled Pixar Movie About Dinosaurs". Producer John Walker showed an atmospheric image of a grazing dino before adding, "We can't wait to trample the movie plexes."
As the Pixar love fest reached a crescendo, with Buzz and Woody mascots coming on stage along with the talent, Ross hollered out, "Cupcakes for everyone," and with ranks of servers swarming the hall with dazzling efficiency, soon every last willing attendee had a colorful cupcake in hand.
The projects reflect Docter and Peterson's clout: "Up," which was nominated for a best picture Oscar, won for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures and Best Animated Feature Film of the Year. It grossed more than $730 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.
The D23 Expo, being held in Anaheim, offers fans access to all things Disney, including films, television and theme parks. Its name refers to 1923, when Walt Disney opened his studio. The studio holds the event instead of trotting out its wares where everyone else in the movie and television industry does, at Comic-Con in San Diego in July.Related Articles: Lasseter on Pixar, 'Up' and the Failure of 'Frog'