Pixar’s Teddy Newton produced and co-wrote (with director Gregor Joackim) an independent live action feature, The Trouble with Lou, in 2001. It’s NSFW, laugh-out-loud hilarious and is now on iTunes. It stars animation designer Lou Romano (Ratatouille) as “Himself”, and composer Michael Giacchino (The Incredibles, Up, Star Trek ) did the score. It’s almost like Pixar’s bastard step-child.
Teddy sent me these facts about he film:
1. The Trouble with Lou was shot over a 33 day period.
2. It was independently financed by Teddy Newton for the cost of $300,000.
3. The entire cast was made up of unknowns.
4. Dr. Killgore is played by Doodie.com cartoonist Tom Winkler.
Below is the first two and a half minutes. Download the entire feature here.