Clive Barker, spookster of the highest order in my book, does Disney. They bought the rights to everything Abarat they could possibly lay their hands on, the movie, theme park, the multimedia rights, the kitchen sink. For $8 million grand. And no Pixar magic in sight. These are strange times.
(I wonder how "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" is shaping up in the gloved hands of Mickey Mouse? Screwed. Without doubt.)