It’s no secret that Pixar Animation is the best thing going for The Walt Disney Company these days. The studio behind Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and Wall-E has yet to make a bad movie in their sixteen-year run, making it very obvious that these people know more about great filmmaking than most others combined.
Unsurprisingly, Disney has begun to utilize this asset of theirs when it comes to delivering good non-Pixar films. It began with Tron: Legacy when Pixar was brought in to help with some re-shoots, and now Disney is bringing them back in to help with another upcoming project: The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made.
What we know about the movie so far is that it’s written by friends and Forgetting Sarah Marshall team Jason Segel and Nick Stoller, and that Flight of the Conchords co-creator James Bobin is directing. The movie is expected to revolve around the Muppets fighting to save their beloved theater.
The group that Disney brought in to meet with the Muppet team consisted of a who’s-who of talents including John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, Michael Arndt, Bob Peterson, and Ed Catmull. If that group can’t help bring everything together nicely then no one on this planet can.
Sounds like a bit of a remake of The Muppet Movie, and if that’s the case, it’s a massively BAD idea.
Comment by Haldered — July 23, 2010 @ 9:05 pm