In a world inundated with sequels, we want to see some original content. Better yet if it’s original and animated, at least to us animation fans.
Pixar has apparently heard us, according to The Hollywood Reporter. We’re getting not one but two original films in 2020.
The first one is the suburban fantasy Onward, which stars Tom Holland and Chris Pratt as two elf brothers in a rather mundane fantasy setting. That will be released in March next year.
The second film is entitled Soul. It comes from Pete Docter, who is the mind behind Up and Inside Out. So, you know, pack tissues. Dear God, if nothing else, bring tissues. Do we need to remind you of the first 10 minutes of Up? Or Bing Bong in Inside Out?
In addition to announcing the film, which will be out June 2020, the studio also provided a logline for the film. It certainly sounds a little on the esoteric side.
“Ever wonder where your passion, your dreams and your interests come from? What is it that makes you…YOU? In 2020, Pixar Animation Studios takes you on a journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms to discover the answers to life’s most important questions.”
We honestly don’t really know what to make of the synopsis. Though given the title of the film, I guess we’re learning about where our souls come from? Or something? Either way, it sounds pretty out there and, I’m sure, will be heartwrenching.
Still, it’s nice to see the studio return to original stories and content. Not that sequels are bad, but sometimes we just wanna see something new, you know?
Soul will be released on June 19th, 2020. Onward will be released March 6th, 2020.