BURBANK—Disney CEO, Bob Iger announced today that the cast of Pixar's upcoming film, a Bug's Life 2 died a tragic death. Disney negligently failed to warn the cast about yesterday's studio fumigation.
This morning, the bugs were rushed to UCLA Medical Center via helicopter, but unfortunately were pronounced dead upon arrival.
"There's nothing we could have done," said Dr. Leslie Peters. "Unfortunately, Disney elected to use the highest level of toxic poison gas available to fumigate their studio. No living thing could have survived Disney's poison."
This sad event marks the first time that Disney has killed a Pixar franchise. In the past, Disney attempted to kill both Toy Story 3 and Monsters Inc. 2 by threatening to write and produce the movies themselves, but fortunately they were stopped by Pixar before production began.
Today, Iger interrupted a Hannah Montana rerun on the Disney Channel to hold a press conference addressing the issue.
"This is truly a sad day for us all," said a tearful Iger. "We haven't suffered a tragedy this bad since Michael Eisner accidentally stepped on Jimeny Cricket in 1987."
The accident has forced Pixar to scrap the much anticipated sequel. But Iger assured Disney shareholders not to fear, because Disney has a new motion-capture movie in the pipeline.
"You know, we here at Disney know a thing or two about making animated movies. We don't need to depend on Pixar for all of our success," said Iger.
Disney's new movie comes from the creators of Mars Needs Moms, and is tentatively titled The Uncanny Valley. It's about a family that looks very close to real, but unreal enough to make the audience feel uneasy for two hours.
Iger concluded the conference by saying, "If there's one silver lining to this story, it's that the bugs will be survived by their 700 children."