Hollywood’s money machine aka Pixar has as much as announced that they’ve decided to puts sequels and prequels of their successful franchise films on the back-burner, at least for the time being.
Reportedly, the studio will focus more on original content, and plans for sequels have nearly been shelved. Says President of Pixar, Ed Catmull: “ “It’s really important that we do an original film a year,”
The studio which has churned out multi-successful super hit sequels to their animated films like ‘Cars’, ‘Toy Story’, ‘Finding Nemo’ (sequel ‘Finding Dory’ to release in 2015), ‘Monsters Inc’ and many others, now plans to focus on originals instead.
Catmull adds, elaborating on the rationale for having a sequel in the first place: “Every once in a while, we get a film where we want or people want to see something continuing in that world — which is the rationale behind the sequel. They want those characters, which means we were successful with them. But if you keep doing that, then you aren’t doing original films.”
However, he doesn’t rule out the possibility of sequels and prequels altogether: “We’re going to have an original film every year, then every other year have a sequel to something. That’s the rough idea.”