Pixar Announce Two New Films At D23 – Dinosaurs And Other Grooviness

According to Little Bleeders risking their lives in the airless climes of Anaheim, Pixar have just announced two new films at the Disney D23 expo. That’s gotta be worth a Woooooo. Probably even two.

One of the films is about dinosaurs, or at least the descendents of dinosaurs. In their set-up, the meteor that hit the earth and ended the reign of the thunder lizards didn’t. It missed. So dinosaurs continued to evolve and are that line of creature is still around today. Yes, I just thought of the Henson-powered sitcom too.

The dinosaur film is being directed by Bob Peterson, co-director of Up. The official blurb just came down the pike:

What if that life-changing asteroid missed Earth? Director Bob Peterson’s hilarious tale depicts a world where dinosaurs never went extinct.

We can expect to meet Pixar’s dinosaurs on November 27, 2013 (well, providing we live in the US, that is).

The other film is about “going inside your mind” – probably more Paprika than Inception, though that’s no bad thing. This on is being directed by the other half of the Up team, Pete Docter. Blrub time:

From director Pete Docter comes an inventive new film that explores a world that everyone knows, but no one has seen: inside the human mind.

An extra little tidbit from The Playlist reveals that the film is being scripted by Michael Arndt, writer of Toy Story 3 and Little Miss Sunshine, and is about “the formation of ideas.”

And that one’s slotted in for a US release on May 30th 2014.

So far, we don’t have titles.

Now – here’s the really good bit. Some concept art was shown from the dinosaur film, featuring a small boy riding on one of the beasts. This means that the old, mysterious dinosaur concept art that has been seen at Pixar in the past was related to this film. In this image, look to the right hand side and you’ll see drawings and pictures of maquette featuring a boy and a dinosaur together.

And here’s more dinosaur art, showing other species, and a better look at what the young boy looks like.

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