Posted October 16, 2019 05:18:00The world’s largest music publisher is hoping to get the “C” treatment from Disney after the blockbuster Cars 3 opens in theaters on November 18.
Discovery Communications’ The Walt Disney Company and Pixar Pictures are teaming up on the feature film based on Walt Disney’s 1988 animated feature Cars.
The film, which will be directed by John Lasseter, will be the first Pixar film to be distributed by a major Hollywood studio.
Disney is offering the feature to its most-fancied music brands, including Sony Music, Universal Music Group, Warner Bros. and Universal Music Canada, according to the company.
“It is an exciting time for music and digital music in the world,” Disney CEO Bob Iger said at the company’s first media event in June.
“With the release of Cars 3, we are looking forward to bringing Disney’s music and our brand of innovation to a new generation of music fans, and to help them discover and appreciate the best music from the world’s leading artists.”
Pixar has long been a favorite of Disney because of Cars.
In the past, Disney has distributed Pixar’s animated feature films to record labels such as Universal Music and Warner Bros., as well as streaming services like Spotify.
Disney has also licensed music from a variety of artists, including Beyoncé and Rihanna.
In addition, the Walt Disney Studios, which owns the films and music rights, is the largest independent music company in the U.S. Disney also owns the Pixar animation studio, which includes the Pixar Animation Studio in Burbank, California.
Disney CEO Bob Weiss said he expects the film will resonate with its biggest fans.
“Cars is the most recognizable film in history, so it will resonate tremendously with our fans, as well,” he said.
The release date for Cars 3 is yet to be announced, but it’s expected to open in the United States on November 17, 2019.
The movie is directed by Lasseters brother Joe Lassett, and the film is set for release on December 16, 2020.