I was seriously looking forward to writing this seriously random list. However, I neglected to consider the unfortunate existence of a vast array of children’s direct-to-video sequels. As such, this idea of this list was easier conceived than written because there are a lot of sequels out there that most of us probably aren’t aware even existed. And for good reason. In addition, it turns out that a few sequels that I’d wanted to suggest are either already in the works or stuck in development hell for the forseeable future, which would disqualify their inclusion in this list. For instance, a Monsters Inc. follow-up will eventually be here (although it will actually be a prequel), and a Who Framed Roger Rabbit? sequel is apparently on the way as well, but who knows how long it’ll take before we see it. Therefore, the list of prospective suggestions for this list quickly dwindled.
However, I was able to come up with a handful of children’s movies that, unlike most of the sequels these days, might just have deserved to be made instead. In most cases, it’s probably too late to recapture that magic, but hey, we can dream.
The Incredibles: Out of all of the Pixar movies, this one seems most fitting for a new installment that just hasn’t happened. Yet.
The Iron Giant: Dustin really likes this one too, which is pretty self-explanatory if you ask me.
The Last Unicorn: Surely, she really wasn’t the last one, right?
James and the Giant Peach: This one’s a bit scary, but Henry Selick fans would love to revisit the story anew.
Edward Scissorhands: C’mon, he couldn’t stay up in that mansion forever.
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