They've covered everything from insects to toys to monsters to fish to robots to rats to a family of superheroes, so what does the future hold for Pixar and their upcoming original characters? After back-to-back sequels (Cars 2, Toy Story 3) Pixar will once again return to original storytelling with this year's Brave, and looking ahead Pete Docter's (Monsters, Inc, Up) mysterious new film might just introduce Pixar's most ambitious set of characters yet: our own human emotions.
We've known for a little while now that Docter's new film -- due in theaters on either November 27th, 2013 or May 30th, 2014 -- takes place within the human mind, but that's all we've got. There's no title, no cast and no images. But during an appearance on the Charlie Rose Show, Pixar's John Lasseter added a little more info saying, "Pete Docter, from Monsters, Inc. and Up, is doing a new film that takes place inside of a girl’s mind and it is about her emotions as characters, and that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen.."
Well it's not quite like anything we've ever seen, since we were fortunate to be alive and watching television in the early '90s while a show called Herman's Head was on the air. Similar idea, but live action, yet coincidentally it featured Hank Azaria and Yeardley Smith, both of whom star on The Simpsons, which is animated.
But enough about Herman's Head! No other info was doled out, so we're not sure what sort of characters we're looking at. Yet we can't help but ask whether it's early to request that Woody Allen or Adam Goldberg voice the neurotic character?