In the summer, Pixar will be releasing the prequel to Monsters Inc., heading into the hallowed halls of Monsters University with young Mike and young Sully. It was directed by Dan Scanlon, making this the first “two” from the studio to not share a director with its respective “one.”
Well, presuming you count a prequel as a “two” and not a “zero.”
The director of Monsters Inc. was Pete Docter, and while his furry creations are moving out and going to university without him, he’s busy at work on his third feature, another original.
There’s been no official announcement of its title, and Disney have only referred to it as The Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside The Mind.
John Lasseter described the set up like this:
The emotions of this little girl are the characters and it takes place in the head of this little girl, and shows how they control things that go on.
A little bit Herman’s Head, a little bit Numbskulls?
We’ve now heard that the film is on the verge of getting an official title and that title is almost certainly going to be The Inside Out.
That title hasn’t yet been cleared, but it’s the one Pixar want. Barring any problems with getting the name okayed, we can probably expect it to be announced soon.
Incidentally, once my source told me this title, I Googled around to see if I could find any mention of it. I found one.
Seems that the title was used just this week by Stefano Bethlen, Disney’s head of distribution in Italy, when speaking to Primissima.
That’s enough corroboration for me, so there we go. Pete Docter’s next is The Inside Out – at least for now.