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Disney and Pixar announce sequels to 'The Incredibles' and 'Cars'

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On March 18, 2014, the Walt Disney Company and Pixar Studios announced that there will be a sequel to 2004's "The Incredibles" and a third "Cars" movie. According to Variety, Walt Disney Company chairman/CEO Bob Iger made the announcement at a meeting for Disney shareholders in Portland, Ore.

Further details about these sequels have not been made public.

"The Incredibles" (about a family of superheroes) won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. "Cars" is about talking cars that get themselves into various predicaments. The first "Cars" movie was released in 2006. "Cars 2" was released in 2011.

Here are the total ticket sales for these movies in the U.S. and Canada, according to Box Office Mojo:

  • "The Incredibles" -- $261 million
  • "Cars" -- $244 million
  • "Cars 2" -- $192 million

On Feb. 25, 2014, Walt Disney Studios unveiled Disney Movies Anywhere, a new digital movie service and app available exclusively on iTunes.

According to a Disney press release: "Debuting with iTunes as its exclusive launch provider, Disney Movies Anywhere is a simple, streamlined way to manage and enjoy your digital collection of Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies on iPhone, iPad, iPad Touch and web experience. Plus, for a limited time, you’ll receive a free digital copy of Disney/Pixar’s 'The Incredibles' when you sign up and connect your iTunes account."

Walt Disney Studios and Disney-owned Pixar Studios have won several Oscars for Best Animated Film, including for "Frozen" (Disney) "Up" (Pixar), "Finding Nemo" (Pixar), "Toy Story 3" (Pixar) and "Brave" (Pixar).

Pixar is developing a sequel to "Finding Nemo" called "Finding Dory," which is scheduled to be released on June 17, 2016.


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