1. Rumours of a sequel to Monsters Inc.
(2001) have been circulating for months now, ever since a Pixar staffer clicked on a blog devoted to Pixar while Googling the terms "monsters 2013 pixar" back in January
. (Actually, the rumours arguably go back even further, to an interview that Monsters Inc.
director Pete Docter
gave last summer
in which he said he could "neither confirm nor deny" that a sequel was in the works.) Now comes word that Disney officially revealed the existence of this film-in-the-making to potential buyers at last week's Licensing Expo
-- and while the buyers were sworn to secrecy, some of them apparently couldn't help themselves. Docter, who also directed this year's Up
, is reportedly going to direct the new Monsters Inc.
as well. -- Jim Hill
2. If you look very, very closely during a certain scene early on in Up, you can catch a glimpse of one of the new characters that has been created for Toy Story 3, which is due in theatres next summer. -- MTV Movies Blog (x2), Upcoming Pixar
3. The 3-D versions of the first two Toy Story movies (1995-1999) will be released as a double feature for a "special limited engagement" in October. Disney was originally going to release the first movie in October and the second movie in February, but they are now going to release the 3-D version of Beauty and the Beast (1991) in February instead. Toy Story 3, also in 3-D, will come out June 18, 2010. -- ComingSoon.net