Pixar's Next Film Is Set in a Young Girl's Head

Readers, it has been a bumpy year in our relationship with Pixar. Once a studio that we believed could do no wrong, in 2011 its only big release was Cars 2, a film which our own Jason Bailey so perfectly dubbed “the sequel to the one Pixar movie that nobody really liked.” Then came the seriously underwhelming teaser trailer for Brave. We were originally excited for this one thanks to its female heroine (a much-needed Pixar first!), but sadly, it looks kind of boring. Thankfully, it seems like the studio might finally be turning things back around with an ambitious new project that sounds a little bit like Herman’s Head.

During a recent TV appearance, Pixar head John Lasseter revealed to Charlie Rose that, “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.” So not only are we getting another female lead, but she’s also the setting for the film. Pretty surreal, right? While it will probably be a few years before we see Docter’s untitled movie hits theaters, we can’t wait to see what the talented director does with such a fascinating premise! [via Slashfilm]