What, you thought the House of Mouse didn’t have grand plans when it started buying up your childhood
licenses to print money memories?
It was only a matter of time before Disney’s golden child animation acquisition was brought into the company franchise game. John Lasseter doubling his time at Disney Animation is a good cog in the machine, but there comes an opportunity to mix two potentially profitable brands together and see if the success can exponentially multiply. Or that must be the thinking at Disney, because we’ve heard that Pixar has been given their own Star Wars movie.
Once the canon-purge is over and Episode VII is in production, there will be a whole universe of Star Wars related content to play in. We’ve heard about TV shows,new comics tie-ins (Marvel, of course), spin-off movies for particular characters and now, a Pixar film.
There’s not much else to say, really. Part of the reason to buy all the things is to leverage one thing using another, in this case Star Wars potential with Pixars great storytelling track record. My only question is: which thing is Disney going to buy next and then have Marvel make comics for and Pixar make movies for?