August 22nd, 2011
05:56 PM ET
Pixar fans have two new reasons to get excited. The famed animation studio announced an upcoming movie about dinosaurs and another about the inner workings of the human brain over the weekend, according to a release from Disney's D23 Expo.
At D23 on Friday, Pixar also revealed details about a new animated “Toy Story” short. “Small Fry,” featuring the character Buzz Lightyear, will premiere before “The Muppets” movies. And then on Saturday, the famed studio unveiled the loglines for the two forthcoming feature films.
The first project is about what might have happened had dinosaurs not been wiped out, and is due out November 2013. Pixar released a description of the film:
“What if the cataclysmic asteroid that forever changed life on Earth actually missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? This hilarious, heartfelt and original tale is directed by Bob Peterson (co-director/writer, ‘Up;’ writer, ‘Finding Nemo’) and produced by John Walker (‘The Incredibles,’ ‘The Iron Giant’).”
The second movie, to be released in May 2014, will get inside the human brain.
“From director Pete Docter (‘Up,’ ‘Monsters, Inc.’) and producer Jonas Rivera (‘Up’), the inventive new film will take you to a place that everyone knows, but no one has ever seen: the world inside the human mind.”
Pixar's next film is “Brave,” about a Scottish princess who has to display some courage after she goes against the wishes of her parents and inadvertently puts the kingdom in jeopardy as a result. The full-length feature will hit theaters in June.
For more photos and videos from D23, check out Chris Morrow's iReport.
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