Pixar is getting scientific with its upcoming films; they are set to explore the land of dinosaurs and delve into the human mind.

Filmmakers announced the projects at the D23 Expo 2011 on  Saturday while executives promoted all of the Disney/Pixar work.

The dinosaur film, still untitled, will be released during the holidays of 2013.   Bob Peterson, who co-directed and did a voiceover for the Pixar hit Up, will direct the film.

The dino flick was inspired by Peterson’s trip to the World’s Fair in New York when he was a kid.  There, he saw animatronic dinosaurs created by Walt Disney and they “made a big impression on [him],” he said.

The film explores what may have happened if the asteroid missed Earth and the dinosaurs continued to live.

The other half of Up‘s direction, Pete Docter will take on the other Pixar film about the brain.

The film will attempt to explain in humorous terms how the brain works in various ways.

“Most of us have had the experience of being around someone and thinking what is going on in their head,” said Docter. “This film will attempt to answer that question.”

This flick is expected to be in theaters by 2014.

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