I'm very excited about this news. The sequel is scheduled for November 16, 2012. So yes, that is a long wait. But I'm sure it'll be worth it!
I love all the Pixar movies--the only one I didn't see is Cars, because I hate cars and I couldn't get into the concept. As a fan of rats, Paris, and food, I loved Ratatouille. And I like water and ocean life so Finding Nemo was great too. Toy Story and Toy Story 2, both adorable. That one about the robots was good, although I sort of instantly forgot about it afterwards...I can't even remember the title right now. But the ecological message was cool, and the way that it used almost absolutely no dialogue at all was very interesting and clever. Up was also clever, and heartwarming, and imaginative, although I felt that the 3-D element was unnecessary.
But of all of them, Monsters, Inc. might be my favorite. How can you really top monsters? They are so cool. Plus, Billy Crystal was born to play the role of Mike.
Speaking of Pixar, that actor from Cheers, John Whats-his-face, has gotten a role in every single Pixar movie every made. That lucky guy. Such easy, lucrative work. Cameron Diaz really lucked out too with that Shrek franchise, she must be loaded just from those movies alone.
Nice work if you can get it!