Disney to make animation film on Barcelona club: Reports

Disney to make animation film on Barcelona club: Reports - InsideSport

LaLiga football giants Barcelona are in talks with Disney-owned animation studio Pixar over a feature-length film about the club, according to Rac1 radio’s Rocco Steinhäuser.

Steinhäuser reports that the club discussing an animated film designed for a full theatrical release, as opposed to a television or streaming service release.

Details about the plot were not concrete but according to the report, rather than just a Camp Nou history lesson, the concept involves a film where the club is at the center of the narrative.

“Right now they are negotiating with American directors to carry out an animated movie,” Steinhäuser said.

“There are contacts between Barça managers and Pixar. We are not talking about a small producer. It’s Walt Disney,” he added further

The move follows the trend of soccer clubs pursuing media opportunities beyond the field of play, with Italian champions Juventus and Premier League leaders Manchester City both commissioning docu-series which are set to appear on Netflix and Amazon respectively.