Rick Aristotle Munarriz weighs in on the Robinsons
March 30, 2007
Motley Fool columnist and Disney investor, Rick Aristotle Munarriz, weighed in on John Lasseter's influence on Meet the Robinsons. He sited what he believed the stakes are. Though not big on the downside because of Disney's diversification, the upside of Lasseter's ablility to transform Disney animation would be owning two premier animation studios that own 100% of the profit from box office that can pull in the same numbers as Pixar's films.
He did quote the New York Times March 4th interview (registration required) with John Lasseter about what Mr. Lasseter felt was his influence on the film... After an initial screening there was a meeting between Lasseter and Robinson's director Stephen J. Anderson that lasted 6 hours, where film critism was voiced. Mr. Anderson was quoted in this NYT article as calling this meeting as, “one of the hardest days of my life.” Munarriz reported that 60% of the film was cut after that meeting.
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