Disney Investor Day 2020 — Pixar Announces Series, Shorts, & 2 Films for 2022 ‘Turning Red’ and ‘Lightyear’

The 2020 Disney Investor Day announced a ton of new Pixar projects from Turning Red, to Lightyear, to Pixar Popcorn – read all about the announcements.

The 2020 Disney Investor Day taking place today, December 10, 2020 (at 4:30 PM ET) promises big updates from the slate of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars films. Be sure to stay tuned to this post as we’ll be updating all the latest news surrounding Pixar!

  • 4:45 PM ET — What’s coming in the next few years directly to Disney+?

    • 15 Disney live-action, Disney Animation, and Pixar Animation Series
    • 15 all-new Disney live, Disney Animation, and Pixar Animation Features

    They didn’t break down the number of films and series for each studio at this point, but that is a lot of content on the way. Remember, that in September 2019, we read that a Cars series was in the works at Pixar — so, we can hope that Cars is one of those 15 series. Additionally, we would anticipate that they’re counting Monsters At Work, the upcoming series surrounding the world of Monsters, Inc., in this number as well.

    Cars and Monsters at Work Logo Disney Plus
  • 5:36 PM ET — Bob Iger is on the presentation discussing that they are going to show media previews for Disney+ coming up!

  • 6:04 PM ET — They are now updating details surrounding Disney+ content starting with Star Wars…Pixar animation news coming soon!

  • 7:08 PM ET — a quick 5-minute break and then the final announcements from Pixar, Marvel, and Disney Animation. No surprise that they’re saving the best for last!

    Pete Docter came on and gave an amazing set updates (listed below)

PIXAR POPCORN

Pixar Popcorn Logo

Pixar announces Pixar Popcorn featuring Pixar’s favorite character in small shorts coming to Disney+ this January — Additional details can be found in our updated post.

SERIES

Two series were announced — one called Dug Days (about Dug living with Carl from Up) and another (as expected) surrounding the Cars franchise. Dug Days coming Fall 2021 and Cars coming Fall 2022.

WIN OR LOSE

Pixar Win or Lose long-form Series teaser image about a softball game

A series told from the perspective of multiple characters at the same softball game, this highly original series is called Win or Lose and will release in the fall of 2023 – Additional details on this series can be found in our updated post.

FEATURE FILMS

Two new feature films were announced hitting theaters in 2022.

TURNING RED

Pixar's Turning Red logo

Bao Director, Domee Shi returns with Turning Red about a girl who turns into a red panda every time she gets too excited — Additional details on Turning Red can be found in our updated post.

LIGHTYEAR

Pixar's Lightyear movie Logo

Angus MacLane is directing the origin story of Buzz Lightyear called, Lightyear! Full details about Lightyear can be found in our updated post!

LUCA

Pixar Luca Cloud Logo

There were also some brief updates regarding Luca with an updated logo and some animation sneak peeks — unfortunately, the sneak peeks were only shown to investment banks and not general viewers.

PIXAR PRESENTATION

You can also watch the full Pixar portion of the presentation from the Disney Investor Day embedded below or directly on our YouTube channel.

So, what are your thoughts on the big announcements from today? Leave a comment below or chat about it with other Pixar fans in the Turning Red forum thread or the Lightyear forum thread.

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