Pixar, Disney set dates for “Monsters Inc.” sequel, “Brave”
Pixar’s “Monsters Inc. 2” will hit theaters on Nov. 16, 2012. It will be filmed and presented in 3-D (of course).
But that’s not the only Pixar feature being released that year. In addition, Walt Disney Pictures announced during a presentation that Pixar’s “Brave,” formerly titled “The Bear and the Bow,” will be released on June 15, 2012.
“Up” director Pete Docter helmed the original “Monsters,” which found John Goodman and Billy Crystal voicing the beasts who emerge from kids’ closets to harvest screams. There’s no word on the plot of the sequel, or news regarding the return of Goodman, Crystal or Docter, though I’d bet Docter returns to the franchise he created for Pixar (much like John Lasseter did for the second “Toy Story” before handing things over to Lee Unkrich.
As for “Brave,” it follows the story of a defiant Scottish princess named Merida, who will be voiced by Reese Witherspoon. It will be directed by Brenda Chapman, whose animation credits include work on “The Prince of Egypt,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King” and Pixar’s “Cars.”