I am totally not making any assumptions nor triggering any speculation or rumor mills with this. Rob Pardo (Blizzard Entertainment Chief Creative Officer) posted this via Twitter, and anyone can read it.
Filmmaker Mark Andrews (Pixar) visited Blizzard Entertainment’s Irvine headquarters today. Andrews was story supervisor for The Incredibles (2004), Ratatouille (2007), and most recently director of Brave (2012).
Recently, Rob Pardo and Chris Metzen visited the Pixar offices to talk about storytelling during an in-house panel.
Me? I’m just informing our audience ((don’t kill the messenger)) and I’ll zip my mouth, and — ((hmmff-hmf hmfff Wthoomfff?)
…. unzips mouth — Ok, I’m pretty bad at keeping my opinion to myself. I’m not particularly believing this Pixar/Blizzard visiting each other has something to do with the Legendary Pictures Warcraft film. It could merely be mutual discussions about storytelling and animation, consulting, exchanging ideas.
On the other hand, we could speculate there is something more beyond what appearances show. On top of the Warcraft film (with live actors), there could be other projects like a StarCraft or Warcraft animated film down the line after the Legendary Pictures Warcraft film. Who knows?
Update: Cameron Dayton (Blizzard Entertainment Writer, Story Developer, and Transmedia consultant) posted this via Twitter: “Story session with Pixar’s Mark Andrews at the Improv.”
The Improv is a comedy club franchise located at Irvine Spectrum Center (71 Fortune Drive # 841 Irvine, CA 92618 USA.)