Disney Announces Monsters Inc. 2 & the Return of the Muppets

During a recent press briefing, studios chairman Rich Ross announced that Disney’s Pixar division is currently producing “Monster’s Inc. 2,” the sequel to a highly popular original which grossed $525 million worldwide after its release in November 2001. Right in time for the 2012 holiday season, “Monster’s Inc. 2” is scheduled for a November 16th, 2012 release.

Another exciting reveal for Disney fans is that of a new Muppets character, Walter. Ross announced at the Burbank headquarters that he was ready to greenlight a new movie featuring the Muppets & introducing the new character.

“He’s in felt and fur rehab now as we build him,” Ross said.

Fans will have to wait awhile before meeting Walter because the new movie isn’t set for release until 2011 and no other details were given about his persona. Ross did mention that, in the tradition of previous Muppet movies, there will be plenty of cameos in the film. It sounds like the chance for fans to be reunited with their favorite Muppet characters is high; one can only hope that along with this announcement Miss Piggy is preparing for her closeup.

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