Last week Pixar’s latest film, The Good Dinosaur, lost one of its directors due to disputes. This happened before with Brave which really started to spark interest in what exactly is going on behind the scenes of the most beloved animated studio. Now, according to The L.A. Times, The Good Dinosaur is being moved from its May 30, 2014 release date to November 25, 2015. However, that also pushes back Finding Dory and giving us a full year without a Pixar film.
Here is an excerpt from The L.A. Times’ report:
“The Good Dinosaur,” which was to have hit theaters May 30, 2014, will now arrive Nov. 25, 2015, on the date “Finding Dory” was set to open. That movie, Andrew Stanton‘s“Finding Nemo” sequel, will now arrive in the summer of 2016.
This will be the first time since 2005 that we will not have a Pixar film for an entire year, and while it can be viewed as Pixar trying to step up their game after multiple middling reviews from their latest work, it doesn’t excuse the fact that the director was recently let go and the studio doesn’t have complete agreements all around.
At this point Finding Dory can wait; with Pixar’s lack of originality they need some room to rethink their strategy, especially with the hit they took when Despicable Me 2 destroyed Monsters University at the box office this year. Some might think of this as a loss, others as a smart decision. We will have to wait and see in 2015.