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Very exciting, possibly upsetting, news for all Pixar fans. In a recent interview with Randy Newman, the man behind Pixar songs such as “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”, he may have hinted at an upcoming Pixar musical.

The film in question is the untitled Dia De Los Muertos from Lee Unkrich. The comment came about when Randy talked about his relationship with the studio. It seems the relationship has become naturally strained since he has not been tapped for many other projects. It gets interesting when he plainly states that he hasn’t been approached by Lee Unkrich who “…is doing a musical now”.

This could mean very different things. However, it does seem that we could be getting our first Pixar musical. This is a pretty big deal since Pixar has openly stated that they set out to not follow the Disney formula. That meant no princess stories or musicals. That hasn’t stopped them from creating a few original songs throughout the years. Not too mention Brave was very much a princess story, albeit a non-traditional one.

With Pixar’s track record, I’m not too worried about the quality. What do you think? Excited that Pixar is exploring other genres and styles or should they stick to what they know?

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I was born in the same year as Aladdin's premier. Since then my passion for Disney has only grown. It helped that I had the opportunity to grow up with musical golden age. Not to mention I had the opportunity to grow up with all the Pixar classics to boot. A passion that is equally strong is my love for comic books. So you can only imagine my jubilation when Disney acquired Marvel. I grew up in Seattle, Washington where I have grown to love the rain and the cold. That being said, I hope to someday move to California to fulfill my dream of working within the movie industry as a marketing professional. Who knows, I might even go the distance all the way to Disney. My blog is where I blog about anything movie related. With a particular focus towards the animated and superhero genres.