Pixar has seemingly shifted its focus in recent years on prioritizing sequels with the release of Toy Story 4, The Incredibles 2 and Finding Dory. There has been the occasional original movie with Coco and Inside Out it seems that it will be taking this path much more after Toy Story 4.
The studio was recently taken over by Inside Out’s Pete Docter as chief creative officer following the departure of John Lasseter; after concerns were raised about the Lasseter’s conduct.
Pixar producer Mark Nielsen has now admitted to The Hollywood Reporter that there is “a lot of optimism about the future of the studio”, and that the focus will be on originals going forward. “[Docter’s] really looking out for the new voices and really loading up the development pool. It’s all original films after this one right now.”
Speaking when he stepped into the new role, Docter previously said: “I am excited and humbled to be asked to take on this role. It is not something I take lightly.