The D23 Expo started this morning, featuring many neat things for Disney fans to see. From our first look at Star Wars Land to Mark Hamill and Stan Lee being awarded the Disney Legends Award, it has been a huge day. However, the biggest highlight of the day may have been the Pixar/Disney Animation Panel. While there were many intriguing reveals, Pixar surprised us all when they announced their newest film...
Pixar Announces Untitled Film Told In A Modern World Featuring Magic
#Pixar and #Disney have announced a new, currently untitled film at #D23, which is set to be directed by Dan Scanlon (Monster's University, Cars). Some critics in attendance were tweeting out updates live from the animation panel. The untitled film does not have a release date yet:
While the panel didn't release too much information, Pixar certainly didn't leave us empty-handed. The film will reportedly be set in a suburban fantasy world, and concept art shown at the panel showcased a dragon, plus a town with a water tower. Director Dan Scanlon will team up once again with producer Kori Rae for the untitled film. On stage, the film was described as "based on a very personal story" told in a modern world featuring magic.
As you can see from the tweet above, this might be one of the darkest and most personal Pixar movies we have ever seen. The panel revealed that the animated flick will "tell the story of 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."
One specific thing they revealed was that unicorns will play a big role in the movie, but not in the way you think they would. In fact, unicorns will be the "rodents" of the suburban world and will be pests scavenging for trash.
While this sounds a bit unusual, if anyone knows how to take a bizarre yet intriguing concept and turn it into a spectacle, it's Pixar. With all of the sequels on Pixar's slate, this is a sigh of relief and confirms that the animation studio is still as magical as ever.
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