The Walt Disney Company has tons of unique offerings this year to celebrate its 100th anniversary! Whether it be theme park decor and upgrades, exclusive shopDisney merchandise, or special social media content, fans are loving every minute of it. But this newest Disney100 announcement has fans even more excited than before. Three Pixar films will be returning to the big screen in select US theaters!
So…here they are!
Toy Story (1995)
This one seems like a no-brainer! The original Toy Story was a hit and spawned three more sequels, with another on the way! Starting on July 21, a new generation of audiences can see John Lasseter’s film about the adventure and friendship between cowboy toy Woody and space ranger action figure Buzz Lightyear. It stars iconic actors Tom Hanks and Tim Allen as Woody and Buzz.
The Incredibles (2004)
Another fan-favorite that spurred more films in the franchise is Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles. This Pixar film will return to theaters on September 1 and follows a family of superheroes who attempt to hide their superpowers and live everyday human lives. Get ready to see Edna Mode, the go-to fashion designer of superheroes, on the big screen again. NO CAPES. Voice actors include Brad Bird, Holly Hunter, and Samuel L Jackson.
Coco is one of those ugly cry Pixar films and didn’t leave theaters all that long ago, relative to the studio’s archive. It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for “Remember Me.” Directed by Lee Unkrich, Coco follows aspiring musician Miguel Rivera on Dia de los Muertos when he accidentally enters the Land of the Dead and uncovers his family’s mysterious past. It will return to theaters on September 15!
Fans were excited for this announcement, but many campaigned instead for different Pixar films like Finding Nemo, Inside Out, and Monsters Inc. Some even wondered why Pixar films like Soul, Luca, and Turning Red –which were meant for the big screen but were streamed on Disney+ due to the pandemic – were not given the theatrical release chance that they missed.
With a dozen classics from Pixar Animation Studios, audiences also wondered how they were able to choose just three. Considering the lackluster numbers at the box office for recent animated movies, it will be interesting to see how these fan-favorite Pixar films from the past do in ticket sales.
Catch animation stars like Buzz Lightyear, Mr incredible, and Miguel once more to celebrate 100 years of the Walt Disney Company!