‘Zootopia’ Co-Director & Lin-Manuel Miranda Collaborating For Secret Disney Film


Disney’s new age animation has found success with titles such as Frozen, Wreck it RalphTangled, and their latest hit: Zootopia. Zootopia found huge success, surpassing $1 billion take-home for Disney during its run at the global box office. Disney’s next film is Moana, which has been composed by none other than Lin-Manuel Miranda.

During an interview with Vulture magazine, Miranda revealed that he and co director of Zootopia, Byron Howard, have teamed up and are in the planning stages for a future Disney animated film. By today’s standards, a collaboration between Miranda and Howard is pretty much the ultimate Disney animation dream-team.

“That’s the fun thing about working with someone and having it go well — you go, ‘Okay, what else can we do?’ Lasseter took me aside and said, ‘I have an idea: Here’s Byron, and you guys should start talking.’ We literally haven’t gotten in the room yet, but we’re plotting.”

 Although no action has been taken yet, Miranda confirms the “plotting” stages have begun. The project was delegated to the pair directly by Disney and Pixar big man, John Lasseter. Miranda was also asked about the upcoming live action Little Mermaid, which he is currently preparing to sign on to. According to the composer, it is still too early to give any solid information on that project.

“We’re in super-early talks — I literally don’t have a title for what my job on The Little Mermaid is yet. Right now, it’s the guy who wears the ‘don’t mess it up’ hat. If I could sign a contract with that job title on it, that would be great! But that’s sort of where we are.”

Are you excited to see Byron Howard and Lin-Manuel Miranda team up for a future Disney animated film? Make sure to let us know what you think below in the comments.

Source: Vulture

Josh Behr

Josh Behr

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