Bonnie
The recent Inside Out trailer has got me thinking a bit...

What if Inside Out doesn't do as well as some of their past movies?

And what if The Good Dinosaur and the Day of the Dead film follow suit? 

Now I don't mean failure as in bad, or even genuinely money losing, I mean a Pixar failure, along the lines of WALL-E. People can like the movies and they recoup their losses but they still don't make bundles financially. 

Edit: I am not saying Inside Out will be a bad film. Changed my wording a bit.

We already know Pixar's in the sequel game because they want the money.


What if these two original films don't make them a lot of money? 

Is it possible that, if these movies don't do well, they might make even less originals? 

Now, on the flip side what if these movies do very, very well? Is it possible that original movies raking in good cash might lower the number of sequels we have to endure? Possibly even break this ridiculous "Alternate between originals and sequels" concept?

I mean, obviously their slate up to 2020 is booked up and they're unlikely to cancel, but after that. 

Or will the original movies doing very well just mean the sequels they make are their's?
Quote 0 0
Vellerie
I'd hate to think of it being a failure in the box office, or even get an Academy award or Oscar's snub. It would be kinda bad for morale. I don't think it'll do bad personally!

But, about whether 'failed' originals would influence how many originals are made in the future, I can't know for sure what Pixar would do, but it happened to Dreamworks. I remember reading about how their company has been in a bad way for the past few years due to box office disappointments and as a result they're focusing on sequels (Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and HTTYD) and decided they probably won't do anything risky. In my opinion such a decision might just make things worse though :/
Quote 0 0
Bonnie
Vellerie wrote:
I'd hate to think of it being a failure in the box office, or even get an Academy award or Oscar's snub. It would be kinda bad for morale. I don't think it'll do bad personally!


I don't think it will, either. Especially not The Good Dinosaur (dinosaurs go right alongside cars as things little boys like, and Jurassic World being released earlier that year will no doubt boost interest in them). That's why I made the comparison to WALL-E; made back it's budget, swept up a bunch of awards, but wasn't a total smash hit on the level of, say, Finding Nemo. 

Quote:
But, about whether 'failed' originals would influence how many originals are made in the future, I can't know for sure what Pixar would do, but it happened to Dreamworks. I remember reading about how their company has been in a bad way for the past few years due to box office disappointments and as a result they're focusing on sequels (Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and HTTYD) and decided they probably won't do anything risky. In my opinion such a decision might just make things worse though :/


Ugh, yes, I've heard about that. And that's why Me and My Shadow doesn't exist yet. [Angry_zps01df8e28]
Quote 0 0
Pixar Post - T.J.
I'm not even going to play the "what if" game for Inside Out. Maybe that's ignorant or closed-minded, but with the excitement inside the studio (more so than in the past) and all the pre-banter we've heard from the movie, I don't think there's a way it can fail from a story and technical standpoint. Additionally, from the conversations we have with people outside of the site, there seems to be a big interest from parents to see this movie along with their kids (rather than just taking their kids to see the movie) - which will most likely drive box office success.

That being said, I also don't think it will change Pixar's schedule of sequels or originals - I think it will continue to fluctuate between originals and sequels. The other thing that sequels do besides assist with revenue is that they "keep the characters alive" in the minds of the audience - as Lasseter has said before.
Quote 0 0
shadowjonathan
--> T.J.
good that
Quote 0 0
Ultimate iPad Expert
Firstly, I really don't like to make assumptions like this, but I'm pretty sure Inside Out will do fairly well box-office wise. I have to say that even if the following Pixar films fail at the box-office (which I highly doubt), I would find it extremely surprising if they gave up on originals. As someone (I can't remember exactly) mentioned about Stanton not really wanting to do Finding Dory, the directors generally want to do originals. Originals are the kind of film that Pixarians have a lot of fun doing and generally having great critical acclaim. Even if the originals don't earn the profit that they may need to, I don't think they'll stop doing the originals. They may do more sequels (although they already have a lot of sequels), but getting rid of the originals would probably cause a loss in profit for the sequels that replace them (in this example). I always hear people talking about how Pixar's making too many sequels and not very many good films recently (which I agree, the more recent films are not as good), so if they just made sequels people would probably think that the sequels won't be any good and therefore not go and see them.
Quote 0 0
Bonnie
Pixar Post - T.J. wrote:
The other thing that sequels do besides assist with revenue is that they "keep the characters alive" in the minds of the audience - as Lasseter has said before.


Random tab refreshes have deleted my longer posts twice now so I'm going to give a condensed version of what I typed;

Sequels are being made for franchises that are not anywhere near being in any danger of having their characters forgotten and movies that genuinely do tend to get passed over aren't getting sequels. This sounds like a post hoc rationalization tacked on try and it make it sound like there's another objective.
Quote 0 0
Name

A Bug's Life,3,Aaron Hartline,2,Adrian Molina,3,Alan Barillaro,7,Albert Lozano,1,Alex Mandel,1,Andrea Warren,2,Andrew Gordon,3,Andrew Stanton,46,Angelique Reisch,3,Angus MacLane,32,App Review,6,Art,31,Art of Animation Resort,5,Artists Help Japan,8,Austin Madison,4,Awards,51,Bing Bong,1,Blu-Ray,40,Bob Peterson,17,Bob Whitehill,2,Bobby Podesta,1,Book Review,43,Brad Bird,13,Brave,140,BREAKING News,34,Brian Fee,4,Buzz Lightyear,10,Car Toons,2,Cars,63,Cars 2,15,Cars 3,14,Cars Land,34,Cars Toons,11,Chris Chua,1,Chris Sasaki,1,Christine Freeman,1,Coco,16,Contest,11,Craig Foster,1,Custom Pixar Gear,6,D23,23,Dan Scanlon,67,Daniel Arriaga,2,Danielle Feinberg,4,Darla Anderson,4,Dave Mullins,1,Deleted Scene,2,Denise Ream,5,Dia de los Muertos,7,Dice Tsutsumi,7,Die Cast Cars,21,Director's Commentary,9,Disney California Adventure,25,Disney Cruise,3,Disney Infinity,43,Disney Infinity 2.0,6,Disney Infinity 3.0,15,Disney Infinity Next,1,Disney Interactive,1,Disney Movies Anywhere,4,Disney World,24,Disneyland,18,Disneyland Paris,8,Easter Eggs,32,Ed Catmull,26,Enrico Casarosa,20,Erik Smitt,1,Everett Downing,1,Exclusive,11,Fan Art,28,Finding Dory,86,Finding Nemo,23,Forum,3,Fun Facts,4,Galyn Susman,6,Giveaway,3,Google Hangout,2,Hawaiian Vacation,2,Hidden Items,2,Imagineering,3,Inside Out,145,Interview,25,James Ford Murphy,12,Jamie Roe,1,Jason Deamer,1,Jason Johnston,2,Jay Ward,5,Jeff Danna,2,Jerome Ranft,1,Jim Capobianco,3,Jim Morris,3,John Lasseter,56,Jon Reisch,1,Jonas Rivera,25,Jonathan Pytko,2,Josh Cooley,17,Juliet Roth,1,Kelsey Mann,12,Kevin O'Hara,1,Knick Knack,2,Kori Rae,13,La Luna,18,Laura Meyer,2,Lava,18,Lee Unkrich,22,Lighting McQueen,8,Lindsey Collins,6,Lou,1,Luxo Jr.,2,Mahyar Abousaeedi,1,Marc Greenberg,1,Marc Sondheimer,1,Mark Andrews,36,Mark Walsh,34,Matt Jones,3,Matthew Luhn,2,Merida,11,Michael B. Johnson,2,Michael Giacchino,15,Michal Makarewicz,6,Mike Venturini,1,Monsters Inc,40,Monsters University,171,Motorama,2,Movie Review,12,Mychael Danna,4,Newt,1,Party Central,11,Partysaurus Rex,45,Patrick Lin,2,Paul Abadilla,7,Pete Docter,98,Peter Sohn,32,Piper,9,Pixar Animation Studios,76,Pixar Archives,2,Pixar Canada,14,Pixar Concept Art,29,Pixar In A Box,1,Pixar Minute,4,Pixar Pipeline Project,8,Pixar Post Book Club,12,Pixar Post Record,1,Pixar Shorts,104,Pixar Studio Story,2,Pixar Toys,41,Pizza Planet Truck,1,Podcast,51,Presto,1,Products,174,Products - A Bug's Life,6,Products - Brave,29,Products - Cars,20,Products - Cars 2,7,Products - Finding Dory,8,Products - Finding Nemo,5,Products - Inside Out,14,Products - Monsters Inc,15,Products - Monsters University,22,Products - Ratatouille,6,Products - Shorts & TV Specials,45,Products - The Good Dinosaur,7,Products - The Incredibles,7,Products - Toy Story,19,Products - Toy Story 2,5,Products - Toy Story 3,2,Products - Up,7,Products - WALL-E,7,Radiator Springs,7,Ralph Eggleston,5,Randy Newman,4,Ratatouille,18,RenderMan,4,Review,12,Ricky Nierva,4,Riley's First Date,5,Rob Thompson,1,Robert Kondo,5,Ronnie Del Carmen,6,Sandra Karpman,1,Sanjay Patel,12,Sanjay's Super Team,17,Saschka Unseld,30,Sharon Calahan,4,Shawn Krause,1,Small Fry,3,Soundtrack,36,Steve Jobs,5,Steve Purcell,18,Store - Amazon,42,Store - App Store,9,Store - Best Buy,1,Store - Disney Store,25,Store - eBay,5,Store - Hallmark,1,Store - iTunes,41,Store - Target,9,Store - Toys R Us,1,Tales From Radiator Springs,4,Teddy Newton,2,The Blue Umbrella,39,The Good Dinosaur,91,The Incredibles,15,The Incredibles 2,12,Thomas Newman,3,To Protect and Serve,4,Tony DeRose,1,Tony Fucile,1,Toy Review,18,Toy Story,75,Toy Story 3,1,Toy Story 4,20,Toy Story of Terror,37,Toy Story That Time Forgot,24,Trailer,83,Type - Books,6,Type - Clothing,2,Type - Collectibles,17,Type - Holiday,2,Type - Pins,1,Type - Plush,6,Type - Toys,15,UP,11,VanArts,5,Victor Navone,1,Video Games,44,Vinylmation,9,Wall-e,15,
ltr
static_page
Pixar Post: Contact / About Us
Contact / About Us
Pixar Post Contact and Support
Pixar Post
https://www.pixarpost.com/p/contact-us-about.html
https://www.pixarpost.com/
https://www.pixarpost.com/
https://www.pixarpost.com/p/contact-us-about.html
true
3427415425395920086
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy