Here's the deal. The visit to Pixar and the influence of the illustration kids has wrought some serious changes in where I and the majority of the crew want to take the film. I have yet to discuss these proposed changes with Levi or Eric, but they are REALLY, REALLY good changes, and you should all expect story and scheduling changes in the future.
Be excited. This is about to get really, REALLY good. Also, see Ratatouille as soon as you can.