Pixar announces new film
Created 05/05/1999 - 23:00
A May start date has been set for the production of MONSTERS, INC.
(tentative title), a new computer-animated feature to be produced by Pixar
Animation Studios under their arrangement with Walt Disney Studios. The
film is targeted for release in 2001. MONSTERS, INC. is a comedy set in a
parallel world of monsters who live on the screams and fear of children.
But because end-of-the-millenium kids are jaded and not easily scared, the
monsters' world is in danger of becoming extinct. When one of the monsters,
who goes on a mission to help his world, accidentally lets a human girl
into the secret world, chaos reigns. This latest original title from Pixar
follows TOY STORY, A BUG'S LIFE and the upcoming release of TOY STORY 2.
MONSTERS, INC. is being directed by Pete Docter, who received an Oscar
nomination for his role in creating the original story for TOY STORY, and
David Silverman, the Emmy Award-winning supervising director of THE
SIMPSONS. Darla K. Anderson, who produced last year's animated blockbuster,
A BUG'S LIFE, is set to produce. John Lasseter, Pixar's two-time
Oscar-winning director, and Andrew Stanton, co-director of A BUG'S LIFE,
will executive produce.