4 Pixar Announcements You May Have Missed This Summer

Although there isn't a Pixar film being released in 2014, there is still a lot we should be anticipating from the studio in the near future. Some of those projects were teased and previewed this past summer. Here are just a few announcements you may have missed from Pixar.

1. New Animated Short

The animation studio’s next short, Lava, is a musical. It will show in front of Inside Out, beginning June 19, 2015. Watch the short clip below to see the film’s star, a volcano named Uku. 

From Pixar Animation Studios, director James Ford Murphy and producer Andrea Warren, "Lava" will premiere in July, 2015 in front of "Inside Out." 

2. New Animated Full-Length Feature

Director Pete Doctor (Monsters Inc., Up) continues to tease characters and scenes from Pixar's upcoming animated full-length feature titled, Inside Out.  The film centers on a young girl named Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. To help us visualize how Riley deals with this change, the film will take us inside her mind where we'll find five key characters in her emotional "Headquarters".

Click here to get a closer look at some of those new characters. 

 Pixar's next feature film,  Inside Out . ©Disney/Pixar. 

Pixar's next feature film, Inside Out. ©Disney/Pixar. 

3. New Animated Full-Length Feature Reimagined

The Good Dinosaur, a Pixar film originally scheduled for release earlier this summer, was pushed back a year later due to creative road-blocks. 

Recently, we learned that the film's story plot had been retooled and reimagined. Actor John Lithgow sheds a little insight on some of those changes here

 Concept art for  The Good Dinosaur . ©Disney/Pixar. 

Concept art for The Good Dinosaur. ©Disney/Pixar. 

4. Book By Pixar Co-Founder

Earlier this year, Co-founder and President of Pixar, Ed Catmull, wrote a book about the studio's organizational culture. Here's a review that will surely get you to pick up this incredibly ground-breaking material. 

 Creativity, Inc. by Pixar Co-founder Ed Catmull.

Creativity, Inc. by Pixar Co-founder Ed Catmull.