For many reasons (it was released the same year as Shrek, it came between Toy Story 2 and Finding Nemo), Monsters, Inc. is a largely overlooked piece of the Pixar canon. The film, though, does have a fan base that has been clamoring for a sequel and, rumors have been swirling. With no official announcement made yet, many have held their breath in hopes that Mike and Sully will return, but if the sequel is coming it's not going to be with Pete Docter at the helm.

During an interview in which New York Magazine asked Docter about Up's success and the upcoming award season, the topic of future projects was broached. Docter told the magazine that Pixar's newest film was already a few weeks into production. When asked, fairly point blank, if the film was a sequel to his 2001 feature Monsters, Inc., Docter replied:

I'm not working on ... I'm working on something else, but I cannot announce what it is.

While Docter would be missed, it doesn't necessarily put the kibosh on the project, as Lee Unkrich took the place of John Lasseter to direct the third Toy Story movie. While I am an avid fan of the first, I'm not really sure what another Monsters, Inc. film could explore, but I guess that's why I don't work at Pixar. Frankly, I'm still holding out for another story about The Incredibles.

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