One common complaint about Disney Pixar over the past few years concerns their reliance on sequel/prequel ideas.
Today, they’re admitting it’s become an issue and are pledging to change course.
Speaking to BuzzFeed, Pixar President Ed Catmull revealed that the animation studio now plans to release one original story a year.
“For artistic reasons … it’s really important that we do an original film a year,” says Catmull. “Every once in a while, we get a film where we want or people want to see something continuing in that world — which is the rationale behind the sequel. They want those characters, which means we were successful with them. But if you keep doing that, then you aren’t doing original films.”
Great to hear. I was just complaining about Pixar increasing tendency toward sequels. I mean, don’t get me wrong, There are more sequels I want to see from Pixar, but I want them to keep creating new content (that is good!).