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Exciting Rumor Alert: Is Pixar Making a Musical?

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Dia de los Muertos

The Pixar Times is reporting one of the most interesting rumors we’ve gotten in a while. After following a lead a Twitter follower gave them, the Pixar Times team discovered an interview Randy Newman (composer of Toy Story and Princess and the Frog) did during a British radio show called Saturday Night At The Movies. Newman is speaking of his difficulties working with directors and how he doubts he’ll collaborate again with Lee Unkrich, director of Toy Story 3, when he says this:

“And not only that, Lee Unkrich had Toy Story 3 temped with my music and it was limiting to me. And it was fine, the movie did great and everything and maybe I’m wrong and if I look back on it I won’t know the difference, but it didn’t fit hand in glove the way I would have tried to do. And he fell in love with the temp, very much so.

Now he’s not going to use me to work with him again. He’s doing a musical now.”

It’s just a throwaway line for Newman but could this be true? Is Lee Unkrich’s Dia de los Muertos movie a musical? We haven’t learned anything about that movie since it was announced back in 2012. And since the Pixar short film, called Lava, that will accompany Inside Out is confirmed to be a musical, maybe this was a test for the Hopping Lamp studio to see how they managed themselves in what is traditionally Disney territory.

This is of course absolutely unconfirmed but we’re interested in your thoughts.

You can listen to the clip below:
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Would you like to see a Pixar musical? Or do you think the more different they are from Disney, the better?

Edited by: Kelly Conley

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About Pablo Ruiz

Pablo Ruiz is a Colombian filmmaker. Movies like Toy Story, The Lion King and Aladdin made him fall in love with the art form and now he hopes to dedicate his life to telling stories, hopefully for Pixar (if they go back to doing original films). Some of his ambitions are making a movie as emotionally impacting as Toy Story 3, meeting JK Rowling, and petting a million dogs. Follow him on Twitter (@PabloRV7).