Has it occurred to anyone else that all the new Disney/Pixar movies coming out in the near and far future are sequels to old Disney/Pixar movies that came out in the early 2000s? You know, when we were little kids?
It has already started actually. Monsters University, the prequel to Monsters, Inc (2001), came out in 2013. I didn't notice then, but I went with all my younger siblings to see it and let me tell you something, those children were not as excited about seeing another Monsters movie as they should've been. In other words, they were nowhere near as excited as I was.
The same thing is about to happen with Finding Dory which is coming out this year! My older sister and I were ecstatic when the first trailer came out. After shoving the phone into the five-year-old's face to watch, it was quite certain that he was nowhere near as impressed as we were.
After you think about it, the evidence is everywhere. My Pinterest is exploding with college students raving about The Incredibles sequel; you know, the film we 90s kids have been waiting for our entire lives! At first I thought it was a coincidence, but now I see that this is Disney's plan. Dang, those Mickey Mouse guys are even more genius than I thought.
Toy Story 4, Cars 3, The Incredibles 2, Finding Dory, these are our movies! These are continuing films that this generation has been waiting decades for! Disney may be trying to hide their schemes, say it's all about the children, but you know these movies are directed towards us. These movies are for the twenty-year-olds who grew up watching Toy Story. The very first movie I remember seeing in theaters was Finding Nemo, if that tells you anything. Sure, I only really remember a very big, blue screen, but the memory is still there.
The kids, they can have The Good Dinosaur and Coco and whatever The BFG is but the reborn classics, those are ours. Those are for us, and I may just die of excitement before 2019 ever rolls around.