EW is reporting that after the primary shooting was completed for the upcoming Tron: Legacy, Disney decided to show an early cut of the film to John Lasseter and Ed Catmull, who were instrumental in the emergence of Pixar. Then, Toy Story 3 screenwriter Michael Arndt and Pixar director Brad Bird were brought in to help write the re-shoots that were set to occur for the film.
This collaboration makes sense for both studios. The creative gems that Pixar releases are widely respected, and Pixar being a bit more hands-on with Disney projects demonstrates the willingness of both studios to work together to release better projects. It may also help that John Lasseter is Chief Creative Officer of Disney as well as Pixar.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly