Disney and Pixar Forecast: ‘Toy Story 4,’ ‘Finding Dory’, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ ‘Gigantic’ Movie

Disney looking to make more money off stories in the public domain, additionally going in for dat sweet sequel money, as is Pixar, what’s new? Nothin’ like the established fan base and those sweet profits that come with making another Toy Story (4), Finding Dory, and adapting a public domain story, Jack and the Beanstalk, into Gigantic. The worst part, you know you can just kiss around $40 goodbye at the listing of those three titles.

Welp, first things first, let’s talk Toy Story 4, which to me seems like it really hit a nice ending they’re going to ruin. That sweet moment where Andy passes on his beloved toys? Yeah, not good enough; gotta make more Toy Stories!! Disney’s D23 Expo, seemingly their very similar version of the Apple Keynote, revealed that Toy Story will feature the adventure of Woody and Buzz searching for the love of Woody’s life, Bo Peep. This begs the question, what is the peak romantic moment two inanimate toys can share? Its release date is June 16, 2017.

Next up, we got the much-anticipated Finding Dory. It has been years since I’ve seen Finding Nemo, but I remember I was a tween staunchly in favor of bringing it back with a look into Dory’s life; I mean, it’s Ellen DeGeneres! Over the years, we have watched Dory go from a DeGeneres thought supported by fans everywhere to a fully completed, animated, feature film! I surprisingly do not feel cynical about there being a sequel. I know, I’m surprised for me too. Dory’s story will follow her search to find her family as well as finding out about what makes Dory her unique self. Finding Dory will be released July 17, 2016.

And now onto the film I feel most cynical about, Gigantic. I hope I’m not the only person that’s over Disney adapting public domain fairy tales. Fairly enough, they do a decent job, but as an ultra creative company, can’t you just do better? I mean, Inside Out, so creative! Great story! Because it’s on my mind, Finding Nemo! I mean, A+++ on story creation there. Jack and the Beanstalk, cool, whatev, it was a fairy tale I wasn’t super into. It’s not like someone is gonna be like, “Ohemmgeee Jack and the Beanstalk is my favorite fairytale!” (Cue Internet strangers set to prove me wrong.)

Gigantic is set to be directed by Tangled’s Nathan Greno to which I have to wonder if Disney thinks Jack and the Beanstalk is on par with Rapunzel. I’m also realizing in this moment I’d be way more into a Rumpelstiltskin adaptation. Anyways, set to the tune and era of Spanish exploration, the story will follow Jack’s discovery of a hidden world of giants in the clouds and friendship with Inma the giant. Jack befriends the female giant Inma, who’s “11 years old, 60 feet tall, fiery, feisty and a lot to control” and treats him like a living doll, Greno said. Meanwhile, the baddies, Storm Giants, stand at 120 feet. Gigantic will hit theaters in 2018.

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