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RobertoOrtiz
01-19-2006, 02:26 AM
Quote:
"Hollywood is buzzing about a big deal. Maybe, but the odds of Apple's boss actually becoming Mouse House chairman are more likely fantasy"

>>LINK<< (http://yahoo.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/jan2006/nf20060117_1937_db035.htm)

-R

swardson
01-19-2006, 03:29 AM
I sure hope this is true. I think that combining Pixar and Disney would be just a bad idea. Keeping them seperate will allow more opportunities for artists to work in different areas. As well as increase the amount of movies that get produced. Besides, I would be afraid of the Disney execs rubbing their bad ideas off on Pixar.

Keep em sepearte Mr. Jobs

- Brad

mummey
01-19-2006, 12:50 PM
>>Link<< (http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/19/news/companies/disney_pixar.reut/index.htm?cnn=yes)

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co. is in serious talks about an acquisition of Pixar Animation Studios, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

The newspaper report said terms under discussion would have Disney (http://money.cnn.com/quote/quote.html?symb=DIS) (Research (http://cnnfn.investor.reuters.com/Reports.aspx?ticker=DIS)) pay a small premium to Pixar's (http://money.cnn.com/quote/quote.html?symb=PIXR) (Research (http://cnnfn.investor.reuters.com/Reports.aspx?ticker=PIXR)) current stock market value of $6.7 billion. The deal would be a stock transaction and make Pixar Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs the biggest individual shareholder in Disney, the newspaper reported.



The talks are at a sensitive stage and other options are possible, including an agreement for Disney to distribute Pixar movies, the report said, citing people familiar with the situation.

The companies have been partners since Pixar began making feature films with "Toy Story." Currently Pixar and Disney split costs, and Disney effectively has sequel rights to Pixar films.

Representatives for Disney and Pixar could not immediately be reached for comment.

mosconariz
01-19-2006, 04:35 PM
This is an OLD thread, true..., aurgh, well, is so important the new news about the serious intentions to buy pixar that it is in google news front page...

http://news.google.com/news?ned=us&topic=b

the old news talked about rumors, now we're talking about the stock market...

Some threads shouldn't be archived like that... so, well, let's continue the discussion

:rolleyes:

nape
01-19-2006, 04:40 PM
Disney will ruin Pixar and Jobs will ruin Disney. What a nightmare.

mosconariz
01-19-2006, 05:11 PM
I think there a lot of things to analize



the fact about the constant flaming during the last year from one studio to the other
Toy Story 3 made without Pixar
The lack of quality stories during the last years from Disney
The lawsuit for "excess of quality" against pixar
the roy disney factor and michael eisner factor
and, of course, a pixar's film feature in the middle of the production and without a distribution solution

How, all this complex stuff will affect this transaction?

Cause, we're not talking about machines, we're talking about people which may or may not be comfortable to be buyed... I don't know, but this is maybe not the best solution to solve the problems between Pixar and Disney...

mummey
01-19-2006, 05:53 PM
More: http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/19/news/companies/disney_jobs/index.htm

mangolass
01-19-2006, 07:10 PM
I think there a lot of things to analize




the fact about the constant flaming during the last year from one studio to the other
Toy Story 3 made without Pixar
The lack of quality stories during the last years from Disney
The lawsuit for "excess of quality" against pixar
the roy disney factor and michael eisner factor
and, of course, a pixar's film feature in the middle of the production and without a distribution solution
How, all this complex stuff will affect this transaction?


If you are trying to post a joke, please put a :) after your post ~ if you don't know, stories like the lawsuit for "excess of quality (http://datelinehollywood.com/archives/2005/07/03/studios-sue-pixar-demand-bad-movie/)" were jokes ~ and roy disney and michael eisner are out of the picture. A few days ago I wasn't taking rumours seriously, but there have been some recent articles ~ and the recent jump in Pixar's stock price ~ that make it seem like a more serious possibility.


If it happens, it will probably be right after the January 23 Disney board meeting where they will vote on it.

Read today's news on it here:
http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/060119/disney_pixar.html?.v=8


LT

Smartypants
01-19-2006, 07:11 PM
Hmmm... Marketwatch seems to be reporting the opposite:

LINK (http://www.marketwatch.com/news/yhoo/story.asp?guid=%7B492DF720-6B16-4071-A732-F29EDA8A0844%7D&siteid=myyahoo&dist=myyahoo)

Shaderhacker
01-19-2006, 09:32 PM
We'll all see what goes down soon, that's for sure.. this is getting serious and while it may not come to an all-out buyout, something is going to happen..

-M

mosconariz
01-19-2006, 09:59 PM
If you are trying to post a joke, please put a :) after your post ~ if you don't know, stories like the lawsuit for "excess of quality (http://datelinehollywood.com/archives/2005/07/03/studios-sue-pixar-demand-bad-movie/)" were jokes ~ and roy disney and michael eisner are out of the picture. A few days ago I wasn't taking rumours seriously, but there have been some recent articles ~ and the recent jump in Pixar's stock price ~ that make it seem like a more serious possibility.


If it happens, it will probably be right after the January 23 Disney board meeting where they will vote on it.

Read today's news on it here:
http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/060119/disney_pixar.html?.v=8


LT

No, It wasn't a joke my post... but well, I'm sorry about the uninfo about that sue... :banghead:
About Eisner and Roy... yeah, I know that's History... just I'm saying that there have been too much issues, and solve that way may not be very healthy...

Just my humble opinion... maybe I still believe in Santa Claus and in a parcial independent Pixar.

"Guys like John Lasseter came out of Disney. He has said repeatedly that he wants to be a big fish in a small pond, which he is at Pixar," McAlpine said. "He doesn't want to be a small fish in a big pond, which he'd be under Disney."

I was talking exactly about that... Thanks Smartypants (member.php?u=92045) for the link

mangolass
01-19-2006, 11:53 PM
Some more interesting articles ~

Pixar, Disney deal could change digital landscape (http://yahoo.reuters.com/financeQuoteCompanyNewsArticle.jhtml?duid=mtfh94492_2006-01-19_23-38-46_n19337288_newsml)

Pixar veteran may be back in the frame (http://us.ft.com/ftsuperpage/superpage.php?news_id=fto011920061419074001)


& if this deal goes down, would studios be using "Disney's Renderman" ?

LT

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