Looks like Disney's Star Wars plans are progressing on all fronts. First the new trilogy, then the spin-off movies, TV animations, comics and now an animated feature film made by Disney's Pixar...
At least this is the latest rumor that Latino Review have heard:
Once the canon-purge is over and Episode VII is in production, there will be a whole universe of Star Wars related content to play in. We’ve heard about TV shows,new comics tie-ins (Marvel, of course), spin-off movies for particular characters and now, a Pixar film.
At this point, no idea what the size or shape of this film will be and given the long-view storytelling production model that is part of the Pixar brand, this could be a long way off. We can expect it to take place in the middle of a Venn Diagram between Star Wars and A Pixar Movie, and what that means to you depends on your definition of both.
And now Bleeding Cool's great input on the story:
I’ve run this up the flagpole with some folk I know in and around the animation community and… well, they all but laughed.
Am I saying there aren’t plans for an animated Star Wars film? No. I’m just saying that they don’t have anything to do with Pixar.
I personally don’t believe that Disney would violate the seclusion of Pixar’s brand to do this. Maybe I’m wrong. But… if I am wrong, then why does every single person I know who might have had some whiff of this actually seem to have a very different idea of what’s going on? And the same very different idea?
So, sooner or later, expect to see another animated Star Wars movie. Maybe it will be directed by a Pixar vet. Maybe it will be produced by Pixar alums. Maybe the animators will all have Pixar titles on their resumes. Just don’t expect to see a hopping lamp in the opening credits.