Pixar: we all know them, and we all love them. It is the groundbreaking, Disney owned animation studio that single-handedly changed the movie industry. Indeed, Pixar’s movies are so cherished that they have fans clamoring for sequels to pretty much every property. 2016 saw the release of FindingDory, the long-anticipated sequel to the firm fan-favorite Finding Nemo.
After finally getting to see Finding Dory after so many years, could we see another of their hit movies get a sequel? We have a particularly monstrous one in mind...
Could We Be Heading Back To Monstropolis?
Yup, the fantasy caper Monsters Inc, which explores how a company of monsters generate electricity from the screams of human children, celebrates its 15th Anniversary today. Yes, fifteen years...feeling old? Because I sure do now!
Heart-warming, inventive and featuring one of the funniest ever sequences in an animated movie (see above!) Monsters Inc. proved to be so popular that Pixar were bound to cash in on it. And they did so several years ago, producing a prequel, which charted the early friendship of the original monster protagonists Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and James P. Sullivan (John Goodman).
Yet, as ever, we fans desire more! So when its director Pete Docter recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss Toy Story 4, they immediately quizzed him about a follow up to the 2001 hit movie. Is there going to be one? Well, the good news is that he didn't rule it out:
“You never say never — who knows what will happen?”
Indeed, the only stipulation that Docter gave was that:
“It would have to be really compelling, which is hopefully the benchmark for all of our sequels, anyway.”
Since Monsters University came out 3 years ago, many fans assumed that was the last we'd see of Mike's and Sully's adventures — but it looks like that might not be the case!
Seeing as Pixar is the company behind such awesome movies as the Toy Story trilogy, The Incredibles, Up, Inside Out and Ratatouille, I think we can certainly say that whilst the benchmark is high, we have a lot of faith in their capabilities to come up with a fresh idea for Monsters University 2. But with Incredibles 2 set to enter cinemas fourteen years after the first movie, and with a span of thirteen years between the releases of Finding Nemo and Dory, why is there such a gap between Pixar's movies? And why would there now be such a huge one between Monsters Inc. movies?