Yes, I know this is, in fact, completely awesome news. So why am I annoyed?
Because apparently nobody noticed the other movie that was announced. That would be Cars 3.
Look, I’m as big a fan of Pixar as anyone but are we not concerned that they are making a sequel to the film that is arguably their worst movie to date? I know that the Cars franchise has made Disney and Pixar countless millions in merchandise and that is why a third film was inevitable.
But can I be a little upset that all Pixar is producing these days is sequels? I want more movies like Up and WALL-E. It’s great that Pixar has found ways to mine the existing universes they have created and I’ve been waiting for a sequel to The Incredibles for a long time.
How about a sequel every other year, Pixar? How about that?
I have no idea if anyone else talks about Disney animated films the way we do at my house. We typically refer to The Little Mermaid as the beginning of the second Golden age of Disney.
The first Golden age, for reference, is the era of Fantasia, Pinocchio, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and so on. That era arguably ended with The Jungle Book.
There are certainly bad movies during that period but overall, Disney was producing good to great work for much of that time period.
Then you have an era where they produced stuff like The Fox and the Hound, The Black Cauldron and Oliver and Company. Ugh.
Even the decent films from that era like The Rescuers and The Great Mouse Detective don’t compare to the films of that first Golden Age. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is the only exception.
As a geek, I like shiny new geek stuff as much as the next guy. As such, it is easy to declare The Avengers the best super hero movie ever because it is an amazing film.
No doubt, the arguments will then erupt around how I could have forgotten The Dark Knight, Spider-Man 2, Iron Man and possibly even Captain America.
Yes, yes. Those are all fine movies. I enjoy them all.