Cars 2 is the next Pixar feature. It is slated to be released on June 24, 2011, and is currently having some problems. Not as many problems as newt, but more like the development problems that Ratatouille experienced before Brad Bird took over. However, it is fair to say that the problems will soon cease to exist, as John Lasseter has recently been working very closely with Brad Lewis, the film's director, since these problems arose.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Jim Hill of Jim Hill Media states that at Disney's Hollywood Showcase, he was told that Lasseter has been officially named the film's co-director. This is both surprising, and un-surprising. It is surprising because he is one busy individual--working on Disney animated features and theme park attractions. It is un-surprising since he directed Cars, and would want a strong sequel. Plus, if he's already been working closely with the director to hash out issues, he might as well get credit for it.
Whatever the case, Lasseter's presence in a film's development can never be a bad thing. He definitely knows what he is doing...
Source: The Pixar Blog