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It's been a busy week in the Disney camp.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, studio head Rick Ross moved forward yesterday on a number of high profile projects, including a release date for Pixar's 'Brave' (June 5, 2012), greenlights for 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' and Jason Segel's 'The Muppets' for 2011, and the announcement that there will indeed be a sequel to 2001's 'Monsters, Inc.' in 2012.

Whew. It's been a busy week in the Disney camp.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, studio head Rick Ross moved forward yesterday on a number of high profile projects, including a release date for Pixar's 'Brave' (June 5, 2012), greenlights for 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' and Jason Segel's 'The Muppets' for 2011, and the announcement that there will indeed be a sequel to 2001's 'Monsters, Inc.' in 2012.

Whew.

'Brave' (formerly titled 'The Bear and the Bow') features the voices of Reese Witherspoon and Billy Connolly, 'Pirates 4' has been picking up casting steam as of late with the addition of Astrid Berges-Frisbey and Ian McShane, and buzz about Segel's take on the Muppets has been building for months (casting, inspiration, surprise cameos, etc.). Ross mentioned that the new Muppet movie will harken back to the days of John Hughes, keeping things "smart and authentic."

Slated for November 16, 2012, the announcement of a 'Monsters, Inc.' sequel -- quite similar to 'Toy Story 3', coming over 10 years after the first installment -- is an interesting one in the development of Pixar, however. While we appreciate that they've become enough of a mainstay that they can now recycle old classics, we hope they maintain the kind of innovation for which they became known in the first place.