Date: 23rd April 2010

Disney announce Monsters Inc sequel

Monsters, Inc. (2001) - about monsters who scare kids for a living - is to have a sequel, the Disney studio has announced.

The animated follow-up will be released on 16 November 2012, Disney chairman Rich Ross revealed.

Disney is also to make a new Muppets movie, Ross confirmed on Thursday.

The film, to be directed by Flight of the Conchords creator James Bobin, will introduce a new puppet character called Walter.

Featuring the voices of Billy Crystal and John Goodman, Monsters Inc made more than $525m (342m) worldwide.

Source: Press Release