Disney Plans Third ‘Cars,’ ‘The Incredibles 2’

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Walt Disney Company chief Bob Iger said Tuesday that Pixar plans to produce a third installment of its “Cars” franchise, and a sequel for “The Incredibles.”

The executive made the announcement during the company’s shareholders meeting in Portland, Ore., providing few other details.

“Cars 2,” Pixar’s 12th film, earned nearly $560 million worldwide in 2011; $191 million in the U.S. While somewhat of a critical disappointment, the film, directed by John Lasseter, still minted millions for Disney from consumer products like toys, apparel and other merchandise, a series of “Cars Toons” shorts, and helped spin off the company’s newest franchise, “Planes,” a film that was originally developed as a direct-to-homevideo title but went on to launch its own toy line and earn around $220 million worldwide when it was released theatrically in 2013. A sequel, “Planes: Fire and Rescue” bows July 18.

Cars Land also has been a major draw for Disney’s California Adventure theme park in Anaheim, helping turn around that park by significantly boosting attendance.

The first “Cars” bowed in 2006, earning $461 million ($244 million domestically).

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“The Incredibles”-director Brad Bird is writing the sequel for the superhero pic, Iger said. Bird is currently helming Disney’s live action “Tomorrowland,” starring George Clooney, in theaters May 22, 2015.

In addition to the new films, Disney plans to re-release “The Incredibles” in 3D, as well as “Ratatouille,” the way it’s reformatted Pixar’s “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Finding Nemo.”

Fans have long been requesting an “Incredibles” sequel since the film went on to earn $631 million in 2004. The film’s characters are strong sellers in the Mouse House’s “Disney Infinity” game.

Pixar’s upcoming films include 2015’s “Inside Out,” which takes place inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl, Thanksgiving’s “The Good Dinosaur,” and the “Finding Nemo” sequel “Finding Dory,” in 2016.

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  1. Nate Flora says:

    I do not mind Incredibles 2, because that one left off with the Miner. Ever since I wanted to know what happened especially since Jack-Jack revealed his powers at the end. As of Cars 3, I say Ewww, I liked the first one, but since the “Tow-Mater” shorts on Television and Cars 2, everything became Larry the Cable Guy or in the movie/show “Tow-Mater”

  2. Katt Hunter says:

    Screw the Cars sequeal, this Incredibles sequel is long overdue.

  3. Log says:

    Please no more cars :c

  4. Michael Son says:

    http://tapastic.com/episode/33733

    Basically summarizes my feelings about hearing that Incredibles is getting a sequel

  5. Emily says:

    check the grammar in the fifth graph, PLEASE.

  6. marco says:

    ‘The Vision’ played by Vin Diesel can take the AVENGERS 2 to a bigger success than first movie? ★ http://opi.cc/V8I8966yR5z2y9b4

  7. Russell Burmaster says:

    This is “Incredible” I have been waiting for this since the first “INCREDIBLES” was released. I have also been complaining about all the other dismal sequels they keep churning out…are you listening “Happy Feet 2, Rio 2, and all the other 2’s?

  8. Wow, it seems that most people feel Disney ruined
    Pixar by turning them into a sequal machine:
    http://opi.cc/4IX9nk8hd9232Ur4

  9. Equisifredo says:

    I could care less about the “Cars” franchise. But “The Incredibles 2” is the one that gets me real excited. They seriously should have done this sequel years ago instead of wasting time on “Car”s.

    • Marc Graser says:

      You have to look at the overall business. Cars sells more toys than The Incredibles. There’s more interest in the film on the shelves of stores for one than the other, which results in Cars being the bigger franchise.

      • therealeverton says:

        Yes & no. Cars has more “younger” fans and makes a fortune in licensing and merchandise. The Incredibles sold significantly more tickets than either Cars or Cars 2 (at least 33% ore tickets, so as a FILM is the one that stands to make far more money. So its a win in either case, although the licensing & Toys is the bigger earner.

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