Pixar Comes Onboard Muppets Movie

Key talent involved in Disney’s upcoming live-action “The Muppets” movie visited Pixar headquarters this week to seek their help on the film says The Hollywood Reporter.

Key Pixar staffers John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, Michael Arndt, Bob Peterson and president Ed Catmull were apparently there for the consultations with what is likely to be “Muppets” director James Bobin, producers David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, and writer Jason Segel

The move is seen as Disney making use of its partnership with Pixar and drawing on the animation studio’s expertise.

A few months ago Pixar helped shape up reshoots for Disney’s upcoming sci-fi tentpole “Tron Legacy.” The difference here is ‘Muppets’ has yet to be greenlit so the day-long meeting was to stem potential issues before they emerge.