Blizzard plays host to Pixar filmmaker

Blizzard's Rob Pardo and Pixar have been a bit chummy of late. First Pardo attended a story panel at Pixar in late September, and now Pixar filmmaker Mark Andrews has spent some time with Pardo at Blizzard's offices.

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Blizzard's Rob Pardo and Pixar have been a bit chummy of late. First, Pardo attended a story panel at Pixar in late September, and now Pixar filmmaker Mark Andrews has spent some time with Pardo at Blizzard's offices. Let the speculation continue.

Pardo, Blizzard's chief creative officer, tweeted (via Blizzplanet) that Andrews, who has worked on such Pixar films as The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and Brave, was down for the day at Blizzard HQ in Irvine. No details on what the two talked about.

Legendary Pictures is working on a live-action Warcraft film, and it would be fair to guess that Pixar and Blizzard could be talking about an animated version, or even a movie having to do with StarCraft. On the other hand, Blizzard's in-house cinematics team is more than capable of handling a movie based on the trailers they have put out.

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    October 11, 2012 5:15 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Blizzard plays host to Pixar filmmaker.

    Blizzard's Rob Pardo and Pixar have been a bit chummy of late. First Pardo attended a story panel at Pixar in late September, and now Pixar filmmaker Mark Andrews has spent some time with Pardo at Blizzard's offices.

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      October 11, 2012 5:24 PM

      you can say that again

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      October 11, 2012 5:30 PM

      I love Blizz's in house stuff but producing a feature film and pumping out 1.5 hours of all CG footage would quickly overwhelm a team like that. In fact I wish they would make some episodic stuff and not bother with film.

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        October 12, 2012 7:10 AM

        But bringing in Pixar and more help would alleviate that pressure right? I loved their Diablo 2 stuff and that was around 20 minutes of run time. With a better script and a little work on the characters it could be badass to see a full film.

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      October 11, 2012 5:39 PM

      Man, a good starcraft movie.

      Good writing is beyond Blizzard, but Pixar!

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      October 11, 2012 9:00 PM

      Pixar has a program setup where they visit game developers and give story and animation seminars. It's possible its just this and nothing more. Or it could be <insert wildest blizzard/pixar crossover movie idea ever>

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      October 12, 2012 7:22 AM

      Not completely related, but I'd be very interested to see what Pixar thinks about Valve's Source Filmmaker. I mean, it's like comparing a pickup truck to an 18-wheeler, but an 18-wheeler that Pixar had to make because trucks didn't exist yet.