Pixar has set Dan Scanlon (Monsters University) to direct a new movie that will be set within a suburban fantasy world, it was announced Friday at D23.
Elves, trolls, sprites and most importantly, unicorns, are expected to play a part in the movie, which takes its cues from Scanlon’s real life, as he barely knew his father before he died.
Kori Rae is producing the movie, which will follow two teenage elf brothers whose father died when they were too young to remember him. But thanks to the little magic still left in the world, the boys embark on a quest that will allow them a chance to spend one last magical day with their father.
There’s also a new DisneyToons movie coming out on April 12, 2019 that looks like another Planes movie, but this one is set in space and is said to explore the future of aviation. Like Scanlon’s film, this one remains untitled for now, but Klay Hall and Bobs Gannaway are directing the film, which will be produced by Ferrell Barron.
Elsewhere, Pixar announced that Josh Cooley will be the sole director of TOY STORY 4 (he was thought to be co-directing with John Lasseter) and that Taraji P. Henson will voice a new character named Yesss in the upcoming Wreck-It Ralph sequel. There are three “s’s” in her name because Henson’s character is “savvy, smart and sexy.”
Stay tuned for more from D23, where the Tracking Board’s associate editor Anya Crittenton will be filing a full report following Disney’s animation panel.
Jeff Sneider | Editor in Chief