Pixar has—since its first film, Toy Story in 1995—been at the cutting edge of both animation and storytelling. For 20 years, they’ve shown us new ways of looking at our own world by giving us glimpses into the worlds of bugs, monsters, fish, superheroes, rats, robots, talking dogs, and even the emotions inside our own brains. For the next few years, they’ll also be showing us all of that same stuff again. Thursday, Disney released the full slate of Pixar’s upcoming movies and 4 out of the 6 are sequels.
Let’s talk first about the two originals. The first we’ve known about for awhile, because it’d been pushed back after its original intended release date of 2013. Releasing next month (on November 25, 2015), The Good Dinosaur is about what would have (or might have) happened if the meteorite that struck the Earth 65 million years ago and wiped out the dinosaurs juuuust missed and humans and dinosaurs coexisted. You know, like The Flintstones. The second of these originals, Coco, follows a boy in rural Mexico who “discovers a generational mystery involving Dia de los Muertos.” Scary. That one will be November 22, 2017.
The rest are allll sequels, and actually we knew about these two, just not when they’d come out. The long-awaited sequel to Finding Nemo, called Finding Dory, will be released on June 17, 2016 with Cars 3, set for June 16, 2017 (they swapped numbers). Next, the movie we weren’t sure we wanted but now we’re kind of excited about, Toy Story 4, has been given the release date of on June 15, 2018, while the movie everybody on Earth should be excited about, The Incredibles 2, will zoom into theaters June 21, 2019. So pretty much, if it’s the middle of June for the next few years, you’re getting a damn Pixar movie. There are also two unannounced, untitled Pixar movies slated for 2020. Probably Up 2 will be one of them (lies).
We’re going to see all of them, obviously, but which are you most excited about? Let us know your top choice in the comments below!
Kyle Anderson is the Weekend Editor and a film and TV critic for Nerdist.com. Follow him on Twitter!