Disney Asks Pixar For Help On Muppet Movie

By Doug Norrie 2010-07-22 05:53:08discussion comments
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Sometimes parents need to ask the kids for some help. Thatís just the way life is. Itís no secret that Pixar is doing something very right when it comes to making movies and Disney has relatively lost its way. Thatís why the news about Disneyís new live-action Muppets movie is so refreshing and encouraging. THR reports the Disney brass flew to California to meet with the Pixar think tank for a table read of the upcoming live action Muppets movie. Basically Disney said, ďWe need your help.Ē

Considering the two studiosí recent output, itís clear why Disney would ask for assistance. Disney is coming off the uber-bomb The Sorcererís Apprentice while Pixar has a little film you may have seen (because it seems like everyone else did) called Toy Story 3.

It seems Disney recognizes that the Muppets are just too beloved a franchise to mess with, and the Pixar folks are just gifted storytellers. The new live action production starring Jason Segel is the first Muppets movie distributed by Walt Disney Pictures since Muppet Treasure Island in 1996.

Pixar also assisted with reshoots on the upcoming Disney production of Tron Legacy.
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