Yesterday, Disney released their upcoming slate of films which included more than twenty films through 2023. Among the news there are seven Pixar films — some we knew about, some shifted dates, and others are new dates altogether.
UPDATED October 2019 — We have written an updated list of Pixar’s upcoming films located here (with films slated to release from 2020 through 2024).
Let’s recap based on what we previously knew and what was announced yesterday.
- Incredibles 2 — June 15, 2018 (previously known)
- Toy Story 4 — June 21, 2019 (previously known)
- Untitled Pixar Film — March 6, 2020 (this film was previously slated for March 13, 2020) – Updated Dec 12, 2018 – it has been announced that this film will be titled, Onward.
- Untitled Pixar Film — June 19, 2020
- Untitled Pixar Film — June 18, 2021
- Untitled Pixar Film — March 18, 2022
- Untitled Pixar Film — June 17, 2022
Now, that leaves a few other Untitled films and their dates in question. In 2016, Pixar announced that it would have two films in 2020 (one on March 13 and one on June 19). At the time of the aforementioned announcement, they also noted that they had two additional films beyond 2020 that are “highly likely”, and if the release schedule stays on track it appears we will have one film in 2021 and two in 2022.
That being said, what could these films be? We already know that Dan Scanlon is working on a film that takes us into a suburban fantasy world. An excerpt from our 2017 D23 Expo post is below for a background on this film.
According to Scanlon, who lost his father at a very young age, the film is inspired by the question he’s always asked: who was my father? The story is set in a world with no humans—only elves, trolls, and sprites—“anything that would be on the side of a van in the ’70s,” said the director.
“In the film, we’re going to tell the story of two teenage elf brothers whose father died when they were too young to remember him. But thanks to the little magic still left in the world, the boys embark on a quest that will allow them a chance to spend one last magical day with their father.”
Additionally, Pete Docter and Mark Andrews were also noted as working on original films, but the themes or plots of those films are unknown at this time. Be sure to visit the Pixar Post Forum to chat about all the Upcoming Films with other Pixar fans.
Updated – When we originally posted this article, we had noted there were only 5 upcoming releases, we have since updated this article with additional details (and ultimately, 7 films).