Here’s a taste of said musical.
No offense to the cast of that–I think they did the best they could with subpar source material. Seriously. That song’s pretty terrible. Source: Variety.
Upon taking over Disney Animation, though, Catmull and chief creative officer John Lasseter discovered “there were three levels of approval over the directors, so we had to clip that off.” But Catmull said they decided not to combine the two units, in part to protect Pixar’s creative community.
In general, he said, efforts to make filmmaking predictable and smooth are bound to fail, and there will always be crises.
“The measure is how do we respond to the crises as they happen. We have to be comfortable being uncomfortable,” he said.
Read the whole thing. It’s worthwhile.
Direct link for the feedreaders. This restored version runs on Starz Encore Westerns on August 30th. Then the letterboxed version (because the aspect ratio is 2.89:1–as opposed to 1.33:1 for old school full frame) will be on their Encore HD on Demand. You get the Blu-Ray on September 9th, which you can pre-order here, or the regular DVD flavor on the same day (pre-order here). And on the same day, “the Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles will present a one-time-only showing of the original version featuring three projected images on three separate screens.” Nice. Source: Variety.