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Steve Jobs wanted Aaron Sorkin to write a Pixar movie

10.10.2011
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Pixar is known for its homegrown "Brain Trust" made up of animators like John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter. But the Pixar team, as insular as they may seem, is not above bringing in an outsider to help. Michael Arndt, Oscar-winner for LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, was brought in to script TOY STORY 3. And if Steve Jobs had his way, another Oscar-winning writer would've had a chance to write for Pixar.

Aaron Sorkin wrote a brief "In Memorium" piece for Newsweek magazine, chronicle his brief phone friendship with the late Steve Jobs. One of the interesting details, was the last phone call Jobs made to Sorkin before he died. Jobs called asking Sorkin to please write a movie for Pixar.

Sorkin says he immediately passed on the offer, not because he didn't like Pixar (he calls them "small miracles") but because he had a young daughter who loves Pixar and didn't want to be the writer who screwed up Pixar's streak of genius.

Undeterred, Jobs pressed saying, "Jeez ... write about THAT!" He invited Sorkin to fly to Pixar headquarters and tour the facilities and would only accept his final decision until he had done so. Jobs died before he could make that happen but Sorkin says, "I still keep thinking about that Pixar movie..."

And hey, who knows if that might be yet another part of Jobs' legacy somewhere down the line...

Source: Newsweek

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4:15AM on 10/11/2011
Considering Pixar's penchant for intelligent films sending up the function of corporations, it's no surprise that Jobs wanted Sorkin in the fold. I think Sorkin would do something wonderful with Pixar and I hope it comes to fruition.

R.I.P. Steve Jobs
Considering Pixar's penchant for intelligent films sending up the function of corporations, it's no surprise that Jobs wanted Sorkin in the fold. I think Sorkin would do something wonderful with Pixar and I hope it comes to fruition.

R.I.P. Steve Jobs
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6:19PM on 10/10/2011
Wow...if that were to happen. Man, I can't even wrap my head around that one. lol
Wow...if that were to happen. Man, I can't even wrap my head around that one. lol
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4:26PM on 10/10/2011
An Aaron Sorkin scripted, Brad Bird directed Pixar film about a zenmaster inventor who creates incredible yet practical gadgets everyone can benefit from.
An Aaron Sorkin scripted, Brad Bird directed Pixar film about a zenmaster inventor who creates incredible yet practical gadgets everyone can benefit from.
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3:39PM on 10/10/2011
"Entourage: The Movie". From Pixar. Think about it. :P
"Entourage: The Movie". From Pixar. Think about it. :P
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2:57PM on 10/10/2011

I'd like it if he made a movie about how Pixar started

That documentary was fantastic. Maybe if he wrote a "Social Network" style film. Maybe have George Lucas as the main character, as he slowly finds out he walked away from a multi-billion dollar company. hilarity would ensue.
That documentary was fantastic. Maybe if he wrote a "Social Network" style film. Maybe have George Lucas as the main character, as he slowly finds out he walked away from a multi-billion dollar company. hilarity would ensue.
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1:23PM on 10/10/2011
I would love to see Sorkin do a Pixar film in honor of Steve Jobs. The movie would be fantastic.

And indeed these movies are small miracles.

R.I.P Steve Jobs and thank you.
I would love to see Sorkin do a Pixar film in honor of Steve Jobs. The movie would be fantastic.

And indeed these movies are small miracles.

R.I.P Steve Jobs and thank you.
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