Ever since news broke last year of the Walt Disney Company's acquisition of Marvel Entertainment, fans of the House of Ideas/Mouse have hoped to see a Marvel-based project to come out of Pixar Animation Studios, itself acquired by Disney some years before. A teeny, tiny, almost not worth mentioning sliver of information would seem to confirm that such a discussion is happening somewhere, and it comes from venerable cartoonist Brendan McCarthy.In an interview with Bad Librarianship, the author of "Spider-Man: Fever" says that a Pixar-produced Dr. Strange movie has in fact been discussed in the halls of Disney.

I was over in Hollywood earlier this year mooching about, and I had a meeting at Disney and the conversation drifted around to Pixar animating a Dr. Strange movie... Now, wouldn't that be nice?

Hardly anything resembling hard confirmation, McCarthy's remark still seems to indicate that Disney is indeed seeking to avail itself of its most naturally synergistic assets, Marvel and Pixar.

A Dr. Strange film would be greeted most enthusiastically by comic book fans, of course, who've noted for years how Pixar's "The Incredibles" -- the story of a Fantastic Four-like family of superheroes adjusting to life in a "Watchmen"-esque world where their kind are outlaws -- is one of the best superhero films ever made. The unique properties of animation, particularly Pixar's unmatched success in the field, are plainly suited for the otherworldly realms and mystic themes of the Dr. Strange stories Audiences previously unaware of Dr. Strange would likely enjoy the film as well because, well, it'd be a Pixar movie and Pixar can do no wrong (unless they redesign Marvel's Sorcerer Supreme as some kind of flamboyant anthropomorphic car).

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