These guys are an amazing duo. Over the years I’ve had a few chances to chat with them. Most recently during the #InsideOutBloggers trip where we were learning all about the upcoming DVD release of Inside Out. To get the interivew started I asked the question that EVERY single person who enjoyed the film was wanting to ask:
Q: Will there be a sequel to Inside Out?
JONAS RIVERA: Here’s how I’ll answer it. Please Pete, chime in. We have spent five years of our life on this film. We’re so proud of it. We’re proud of all the characters and the world and all that. Before we did that, we finished the movie Up together. We made that movie together. And we’re proud of that one. When we were done with that one we kind of put our heads together and said, you know, you can imagine a world where there’s more adventures and so forth.
But what wakes us up in the morning and kind of gets us fired up is something completely new. It was that conversation that led to Inside Out. We’re kind of having that same conversation now. Like we love inside Out and it could be a fun world and it definitely has some open endedness to the end but I think we lean towards like let’s go back and come up with something totally new.
PETE DOCTER: We already got some ideas.
JONAS RIVERA: So we never say never but we kind of lean towards we want to do something totally different. Is that fair?
I can completely understand that. As much as we all hope for a Bing Bong story, we have to give the creative guys time to be creative. It’s amazing how long these guys stay with these characters and I’m sure after 5 years you are itching to go on to the next idea. Honestly, I can’t wait to see what this next chapter will be. These 2 are LEGENDS at PIXAR so let’s let them be creative and see what comes next. Until then we still have our emotions to love: Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness. I know in my house this is plenty.
Speaking of creativity. Pixar has announced a LOT of films coming down the pipeline and the guys had a bit to say about that as well:
PETE DOCTER: Well, the next one coming up in the studio is A Good Dinosaur which comes out in just a couple of weeks really.
JONAS RIVERA: It feels like it. Everything’s in high gear. They’re doing final mixing now.
PETE DOCTER: Yeah. Its really looking fantastic. Its so beautiful. Then after that we have Dorie, right, Finding Dorie. Then after that a bunch more. I don’t think there’s ever been more stuff going on at the studio.
JONAS RIVERA: There’s seven or eight in various stages of development and production. We’ve been there for 20 years and its true, there’s never been that much on the slate. So, its too early to talk about our specific one but-because we haven’t really told John Lassiter. He can read about it. He’s like, I read on a blog that–.
So while Pete and Jonas couldn’t let us blog about what they have coming up we CAN look forward to an epic few years from PIXAR and if Inside Out is anything to go on it’s going to be fantastic. For now we can just get ready for the Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital Release of Inside Out. Who is ready?
Pre-Order IT NOW!
***Disclosure: I attended #InsideOutBloggers Event. All opinions are 100% mine. ***