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It's got everything, except for Pixar's newfound Best Picture compatibility.
"It's called fear-based filmmaking. The release date looms and our reputation precedes us and so we're kind of frightened of screwing up."
Rumors are circulating that the studio's 2010 film 'Brave' has shown Brenda Chapman the door.
No animated film has ever taken the top prize.
The makers of the Muppets movie had a table read with the world's best studio yesterday.
"Buzz Lightyear stands forward and suggests sanctuary IN AN ATTIC. Are you kidding me?"
But did he mention any tears?
"As John Lasseter likes to say, our films don't get finished, they just get released."
Free screenings for college students! But it's only two-thirds of the movie.
"I think we threw things in the ceiling because none of us had girlfriends."
There are more toys, more action, and at least one barely forgivable poo joke.