Variety reports that Pixar is already laying the groundwork for its follow-up to this June’s culinary rat adventure "Ratatouille." Next for the studio is a project entitled "WALL-E," rumored to be about a young robot searching the galaxy for a home. Director Andrew Stanton, who won an Oscar for his work on "Finding Nemo," will take the helm.
Of possibly greater interest to animation fans is the knowledge that Pixar is developing "Toy Story 3" for a possible 2009 release. As fans may recall, Disney was prepping the third installment to the series without Pixar’s involvement, but those plans were scrapped after the studios worked out an acquisition deal in 2005.