Is the golden age of Pixar over? One could be forgiven of thinking so. Since Disney's take over of Pixar, Pixar's production of successful original titles has diminished. Pixar has instead released a slate of mediocre sequels.
Perhaps financial imperatives from the mouse house, have eroded Pixar’s creative independence? Disney has created numerous theme parks, rides and toy collections around Pixar movie titles, and likely needs numerous sequels to keep visitors and customers returning.
At Rerun we hope that Pixar delivers on its promise to focus on original features, after its current slate of sequels ends. Ed Catmull, the president of Pixar, stated in his 2014 book ' Creativity, Inc.' that sequels can represent 'a sort of creative bankruptcy', and he argued that if Pixar were only to produce sequels, it could 'wither and die'. And a world without Pixar, is not a place we want to think of.