While appearing on Charlie Rose last Friday, Pixar and Disney animation guru John Lasseter let slip a tantalizing new detail about one of Pixar’s upcoming films. Previously, director Pete Docter (Up, Monsters Inc.) announced at Disney’s D23 expo in August that his new film would take place in “the world inside your own mind.” Last week, Lasseter revealed that the mind in question will be one of a young girl.
“Pete Docter, from Monsters Incorporated and Up is doing a new film that takes place inside of a girl’s mind,” Lasseter told Rose, “and it is about her emotions as characters. And that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen.” The Cars 2 director also noted that Pixar’s slate after next summer’s Brave will first be Monsters University, “how Sully and Mike met at college, and it has a whole new set of monsters”; and after that will follow a dinosaur film, directed by Bob Peterson (who co-directed Up) and Peter Sohn (who’s worked as an artist at Pixar since Finding Nemo). At D23, Peterson explained his film will imagine an Earth in which a giant asteroid did not wipe out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.