By and large, Disney and Pixar fans are able to distinguish between the two companies by the types of stories that they tell. Disney has a tendency to keep things on the fairytale side of things, whereas Pixar tends to go for the more unique perspective stories. For example, Frozen is based on The Snow Queen, and Toy Story is a unique tale that shows life from a toy’s perspective.
But that’s not to say they can’t venture into each other‘s on territory. Disney films like Bolt and Wreck-it Ralph manage to blur the lines between Disney and Pixar. However, with the exception of Brave, Pixar has pretty much stuck to its own side of storytelling. Can we ever expect the prestigious animation studio to tackle something like it Disney musical? That remains to be seen.
However, speaking with CinemaBlend, Coco director Lee Unkrich expressed the possibility.
“The studios open to doing it. We haven’t, but if a director comes along who has a passion to do that, I know John [Lasseter] would be fully supportive.”
So there you have it. Under the right circumstances, Pixar definitely create a musical. Though, given the sexual misconduct allegations against Lasseter, we’ll have to see where that aspect falls. Though that doesn’t necessarily change the answer. All in all, it sounds like the studio would be open to the idea.
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