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Pixar announces new film

A May start date has been set for the production of MONSTERS, INC.(tentative title), a new computer-animated feature to be produced by PixarAnimation Studios under their arrangement with Walt Disney Studios. Thefilm is targeted for release in 2001. MONSTERS, INC. is a comedy set in aparallel 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, themonsters' 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 girlinto the secret world, chaos reigns. This latest original title from Pixarfollows 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 Oscarnomination for his role in creating the original story for TOY STORY, andDavid Silverman, the Emmy Award-winning supervising director of THESIMPSONS. Darla K. Anderson, who produced last year's animated blockbuster,A BUG'S LIFE, is set to produce. John Lasseter, Pixar's two-timeOscar-winning director, and Andrew Stanton, co-director of A BUG'S LIFE,will executive produce.