Upcoming Pixar movies scheduled for release

Toy Story 4 dir. Josh Cooley 2019

Here are the upcoming Pixar movies we can all look forward to.

The animation studio has given audiences so many wonderful treats over the years and fortunately, there are plenty more Pixar movies on the way. Having delivered such family favourites as Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Inside Out, Monsters, Inc. and many more over the years, their output is always approached with wide-eyed wonder. Perhaps the true beauty of Pixar movies are their universal appeal; both children and adults can benefit so much from them. 

On the surface, the films are bright and visually stimulating enough to keep kids entertained. However, most of the younger audiences will be unaware  - that is, until they get a little older - just how much these films have taught them. They're accessible, but often they deal with deeper themes of loss, grief and memory — 2009's Up is a perfect example. 

They help introduce children to emotional depth while reminding adults of how beautifully a range of feelings can be explored. 2015's Inside Out absolutely nailed it, and in doing so the studio may have sculpted their finest work to date. Alas, there's plenty more on the way. What do we have to look forward to?

First up, we have the highly anticipated Toy Story 4. The adventures of Woody and Buzz have captivated audiences of all ages since 1995; Toy Story was also Pixar's first feature film. The first two films were great, but it seems to have been the third instalment - Toy Story 3 - which truly struck a chord.

Adults wept in the cinema, figuring they were bidding a final farewell to the characters which accompanied them through important life lessons. It was pretty surprising to find out that there would be yet another film, and fans were justifiably sceptical. Nevertheless, judging from the trailer we're in for something truly special on June 21. 

Following on from this, we have the aptly titled Onward. Sequels are great, but we always welcome original films with open arms, especially from Pixar. It's exciting to hear that Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Octavia Spencer and Julia Louis-Dreyfus are already on board, but it's the plot which has our attention.

The film - scheduled for a March 6, 2020 release date - will follow two teenage elven brothers embark on an adventure, hoping to discover that magic still exists. 

It certainly sounds promising, and at the moment, these are the only two features with any information available. However, that doesn't mean that Pixar hasn't got projects in the pipeline. According to ScreenRant, there are four more efforts on the way, estimated for release on June 19, 2020, June 18, 2021, March 18, 2022, June 17, 2022.

Although mysterious, we're pretty much interested in anything Pixar puts out at this point. With six features on the way, there's plenty to look forward to. 

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