Pixar announces long term projects

With big name Pixar directors moving onto making live-action films including Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol) and Andrew Stanton (John Carter), the next crop of Pixar films will usher in new talent and a few remaining veterans.

Collider is reporting that at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Disney/Pixar chief creative officer, John Lasseter, announced a few of the animated projects in long term planning.

Mexican holidays, dinosaurs and a trip into the human mind are keeping Pixar busy

Hit the jump to find out in more detail what’s in store for Pixar.

‘Toy Story 3’ director Lee Unkrich will work on a film based on the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos aka the day of the dead. The untitled film is slated for a 2015 release date.

‘Up’ co-director Bob Peterson’s new project is titled ‘The Good Dinosaur’ that tells the story of a world where the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs missed Earth and dinosaurs never became extinct. The film has a release date of 30 May 2014.

Another member of the ‘Up’ gang, Pete Docter will direct ‘A movie that takes you inside the human mind’ that’s set for a 19 June 2015 release.

Also, don’t forget about ‘Brave’ that’s released in June 2012 and the prequel to ‘Monsters Inc’ titled ‘Monsters University’ that’s down for a 23 June 2013 release.