Growing Up with Pixar

Many of us grew up watching Finding Nemo and have been waiting for a second movie for as long as we can remember. Finding Nemo came out 13 years ago on May 30, 2003. Finding Dory came out, June 17, 2016.

Disney Pixar movies are usually directed towards younger audiences because of the cartoon animation. However, Pixar movies have more adult humor than the more lighthearted Disney classics.

An example of this is The Incredibles, which came out on November 5, 2004, and it’s long awaited Incredibles 2 will be coming out June 21, 2019. The story-line is very complex and based around an adult character, Mr. Incredible, rather than a child or a child object.

Many fans have grown up waiting for the next movie to come out. By June 16, 2017, Pixar will have made three Cars movies. Cars came out on June 9, 2006, and Cars 2 on June 24, 2011.

Toy Story, which came out November 22, 1995, was followed by Toy Story 2 on November 24, 1999, 4 years later. The story could have ended there with Andy cherishing his toys. Toy Story 3, which came out on June 18, 2010, seemed like an after thought because it came out a little over 10 years later. Just like Andy, we were sad to say goodbye to life long friends.

But Pixar, surprisingly enough, recently announced there will be another Toy Story coming out: Toy Story 4 on June 15, 2018, 8 years after the third one.

Many of Pixar’s sequels keep the same name and add a number for each additional one. Monsters, Inc. (November 2, 2001) is one of the exceptions to this with its sequel, Monsters University (June 21, 2013).The name change reflects the story-line of the film’s prequel.

One thing we know for sure is no matter how many children there are in the theater, we will be right there with them when all childhood movie sequels come out.


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