- “It looks like it’s going to be 2014-2015, depending upon how things go. So far, so good. We've got a writer, we're busy doing development artwork, we're excited. John [Lasseter]’s excited. I've been going on research trips, actually been using a lot of Pixar guys, like Jay Ward. . . . It’s great. It’s what you love and you want to be the best at it.”
- ―Dean Wellins, 2011
Cosmic 3000 was a planned computer-animated science fiction film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Dean Wellins, member of the creative leadership at Walt Disney Animation Studios, was set to direct it. Development began in 2010 or 2011 with research and development continuing on for several years. Artist Andre Medina contributed to the project, as did lighting supervisor Richard Lehmann.
After the film was scrapped, Dean Wellins moved on to other projects, including Raya and the Last Dragon, then known as Dragon Empire. Wellins was eventually removed from the project as director, but still retains a story credit.