I believe it’s a widely-held opinion that even though “Monsters University” is clever and cute, it’s a film that not many people really asked for. In fact, from my opinion, it seemed like a film that really didn’t have that much to say in terms of carrying on the Pixar brand of deeply moving, yet high entertaining films.

After a slew of sequels, it would seem that Pixar is finally getting back to what we fans want from them (and what they initially promised us). CinemaBlend is reporting that Pixar will be significantly scaling back their amount of sequels in order to focus more on original films.

Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation President Ed Catmull told Buzzfeed that the company will get back to their artistic roots:

“For artistic reasons…it’s been really important that we do an original film a year,” he said. “Every once in a while, we get a film where we want or people want to see something continuing in that world–which is the rationale behind the sequel. They want those characters, which means we were successful with them. But if you keep doing that, then you aren’t doing original films.”

That’s great, but there is just one sequel I and plenty of other Pixar fans have been demanding for years–a sequel to “The Incredibles.” This is really the only sequel the fans want. As for other sequels, like “Finding Dory,” I could take or leave.

What do you think about Pixar getting back to what made them great? Give your opinions in the comments section below.


By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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