From director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson, the filmmaking team behind the Academy Award®-winning "Toy Story 3," comes a wholly original Pixar Animation Studios film that delves into the vibrant holiday of Día de los Muertos.
While a lot of Pixar movies have a musical element to them, the famed animation studio has never made a full-on musical. It looks like that may be changing, though, as Oscar-winning singer/songwriter Randy Newman, who has composed 6 previous Pixar movie soundtracks along with the iconic Toy Story theme song 'You've Got a Friend in Me', has revealed that director Lee Unkrich's next project for the studio will be a musical. And it seems that project is the Untitled Dia de Los Muertos Movie.
It is not known when Pixar and Disney will officially announced the Untitled Dia de Los Muertos Project title and release date. Its also unclear how much longer a Pixar musical may take to complete compared to one of their normal outings. There is also the chance that Randy Newman is talking about a completely different Pixar project, though it's unclear what that could even be at this point. If it's something new, nothing about the movie has leaked yet. At any rate, it sounds as though Lee Unkrich is indeed working on Pixar's first full-fledged musical, which is coming after the success of Disney's Frozen. That movie has surely influenced some of the decisions Pixar and Disney are making moving ahead, and it sounds like Frozen is helping shape what the Untitled Dia de Los Muertos Project may eventually be.Read More
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