Jon Favreau consulting Pixar for The Magic Kingdom script


Pixar is a feather in the Disney hat. Somewhere, somehow Disney took a risk in the little company that could and then eventually bought them out. Ever since the company has been producing hit after hit with their animated films for Disney and more often than not have created heated internet debate as whether or not their films should be in the ‘Best Picture’ runnings. The secret is in the writing. Disney knows that. Favreau seems to know it too because it’s being reported that he’s taking his time with his next movie and is working with Pixar to polish his script and plan everything out. They want this one *JUST* right.


What we’ve been doing is writing a script, going up to Pixar, meeting with the brain trust, coming back down, bringing on artists, story editors and putting it together as though it were an animated film so that by the time we actually film it, we’ll have a rock solid story,” Favreau said. Of course, it’s in no way an official Pixar film, but Disney seems keen to use them…


That’s a very smart move. Believe it or not those Pixar guys know a thing or two about putting together a neat live action film. I like the idea and hope the continue to take their time and make this one right. There’s tons of potential if this film if approached properly and I bet that’s exactly what they’re planning on trying to do.


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  • Mr James

    I’m disappointed in this news to say the least. Pixar’s track record recently on story and scripts is not good and the buzz around animated circles is that Pixar’s running out of imaginative steam within the “brain trust”. The only future projects they’ve got are all sequels or prequels so originality around the Pixar campus seems to be nil.
    I also wonder if you looked at this story from a different angle you’d see another side. The other side of this coin might be that Disney’s live-action movies recently have been tanking (John Carter anyone?) and the “execs that be” are wanting to keep a tight rein on what the final product will be which might not be good for Favreau if he thinks he’s going to have the same creative freedom that he had on Iron Man. I’m hoping I’m wrong but I’d hate to see Jon’s vision squashed or hindered from making a truly awesome film.