Determined not to make Cars 2 their biggest disappointment, Pixar has announced that 2014 will be the first year since 2005 they will not even try to make us laugh/cry via computer animation. Their The Good Dinosaur, previously scheduled for a May 30 release date next year, has been pushed back nearly a year-and-a-half to November 25, 2015, leaving the studio without a product for next year. The announcement follows a shake-up in which the director, Up's Bob Peterson, was kicked off the film in the only heart-wrenching scene The Good Dinosaur has so far managed to fully render.
The Nemo sequel Finding Dory, having vacated the November 2015 spot, has also been bumped and will debut June 17, 2016. Meanwhile, to fill the May 30 hole, Disney is moving up the Angelina Jolie fairy tale Maleficent a month to that spot, while DreamWorks Animation will make up for the lack of Pixar quality with their usual quantity, filling next year with three of their things.