Pixar has produced 14 movies to date. of the first ten, 9 were original. Of the most recent four, 3 were based on existing material. I love me some Pixar but you can count me as one of the folks who prefer their original works to their sequels, mostly because I almost always prefer original works to sequels.
In an interview with Buzzfeed Pixar president Ed Catmull has now announced that they are going to focus on original pictures rather than sequels.
“For artistic reasons … it’s really important that we do an original film a year,” says Catmull, who also serves as president of Walt Disney Animation. “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.”
It’s part of what Catmull says is a strategy to release “one and a half” films a year. “We’re going to have an original film every year, then every other year have a sequel to something,” he says. “That’s the rough idea.”
I am going to say this as good news because, as I said, I prefer original stuff to sequels almost all the time. That’s not to say that sequels are always bad but at the same time for every Toy Story 3 there’s a Cars 2. I like their plan of a new movie every year and a sequel every other year, because it seems like it’ll give us the best of both worlds.
What do you think??