As we star a brand new year, it’s always nice to take a look at what’s coming up and in 2021 we are going to see plenty of new content from Pixar heading to Disney+ including many new shorts and a brand new movie.
Here is a look at the Disney+ Originals coming in 2021 from Pixar:
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Coming to Disney+ on January 22nd
Dug Days, which premieres exclusively on Disney+ in Fall 2021, is a new collection of shorts that follows the humorous misadventures of Dug, the lovable dog from Disney and Pixar’s “Up.” Each short features everyday events that occur in and around Dug’s backyard, all through the exciting (and delightfully distorted) eyes of our favorite talking dog. The shorts are written and directed by Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® Award winner Bob Peterson and produced by Kim Collins.
Pixar is also going to be releasing a movie called “Luca” in 2021, which is scheduled to head to theaters first, before it would arrive on Disney+ months later.
However, its still possible that “Luxa” could also be released earlier on Disney+ via “Premier Access”, should Disney decided it would be beneficial for them to do so, if the release of “Raya and the Last Dragon” on Disney+ Premier Access is successful.
LUCA – June 18th, 2021 (Pixar)
Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Disney and Pixar’s original feature film “Luca” is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.
The film is directed by Academy Award nominee Enrico Casarosa (“La Luna”) and produced by Andrea Warren (“Lava,” “Cars 3”).
Disney is also going to be releasing a brand new series based on Pixar’s franchise “Monsters Inc” called “Monsters At Work. Originally due to be released in 2020, this animated series is actually being created by Disney Television Animation rather than by Pixar.
“Monsters At Work” follows Tylor Tuskmon (voiced by Ben Feldman), an eager and talented young mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (MIFT) who dreams of working his way up to the factory Laugh Floor to become a Jokester alongside his idols Mike and Sulley, who will be played once again by Billy Crystal and John Goodman.
Starring alongside Feldman (“Superstore”) are: Kelly Marie Tran (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”) as Val Little, Tylor’s lifelong friend and confidante; Henry Winkler (“Barry”) as Fritz, the scatterbrained boss; Lucas Neff (“Raising Hope”) as Duncan, an opportunistic plumber; Alanna Ubach (“Coco”) as Cutter, the officious rule follower; and Stephen Stanton (“Star Wars Resistance”) as Smitty and Needleman, the bumbling custodial team. Aisha Tyler (“Archer”) voices Tylor’s mom, Millie Tuskmon.
What are you looking forward to seeing from Pixar in 2021?