While Pixar has found success in sequels, including its most recent Finding Dory, company president Jim Morris said that they're a filmmaker studio first and they'll be cutting down on the amount of sequels they produce.
Morris told Entertainment Weekly that as soon as a studio has a hit film on its hands, executives rush into ordering a sequel to profit off of the financial gains of the first film. He added that unlike those other studios, Pixar was dedicated to working with filmmakers to make new and original movies, even if its roster of films suggests otherwise. Morris said that while sequels could be seen as the easiest route to securing revenue, they also suffer from disappointing fans when they don't live up to the originals.
Following Toy Story 4 and The Incredibles 2, the latter of which is scheduled to be released in 2019, the next two films Pixar has on its schedule will be original films. Everything after that, at least for a little while, will also be an original, Morris promised. This means popular and cherished films like Inside Out, Ratatouille and Morris' personal favorite, WALL-E, won't see sequels for at least another decade. When it comes to WALL-E, in particular, Morris said that while he would love to go back and visit that world, the film has a perfect beginning, middle and end, and he saw no reason to disrupt that.
Finding Dory, the sequel to Pixar's 2003 film, Finding Nemo, is currently playing in theaters.