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asparapani
01-22-2006, 09:18 PM
"The board of Pixar Animation Studios, the digital animations company, is set to meet [Monday] to approve the company's $7bn (3.9bn) takeover by Disney," Andrew Murray-Watson reports for The Telegraph. "The all-share deal will make Steve Jobs, the chief executive of Apple, around $3.5bn and the single largest shareholder in Disney. Jobs created Pixar in 1986 when he paid $10m for the computer animations division of Lucasfilm, owned by Stars Wars creator George Lucas."

more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2006/01/22/cnpixar22.xml&menuId=242&sSheet=/money/2006/01/22/ixcitytop.html

eek
01-22-2006, 09:24 PM
WTF! - i thought it was distribution rights like before. Now there taking them over!!!


eek

arvid
01-22-2006, 09:26 PM
Oh my... :surprised

Shaderhacker
01-22-2006, 09:26 PM
WTF! - i thought it was distribution rights like before. Now there taking them over!!!


eek

Where have you been? Take a break from developing that next Xbox360 game and read some news every now and then.. ;)

-M

Jaycee77
01-22-2006, 09:37 PM
.....Eeek! :eek:

eek
01-22-2006, 09:42 PM
YES YES, i know, okk.. i'll do some more reading!!! hehe

eek

Shaderhacker
01-22-2006, 10:42 PM
YES YES, i know, okk.. i'll do some more reading!!! hehe

eek

Ok. You're forgiven as long as that next game is also going to come out on the PC! :bowdown:

-M

swardson
01-22-2006, 10:46 PM
all I can say is that I pray that Pixar rubs off on Disney, and not the other way around.

:shrug:

-Brad

fezz
01-22-2006, 11:34 PM
But now Steve Jobs is a major shareholder of Disney, that should give him some major voting clout. There are certainly some interesting times ahead for Disney.

Beamtracer
01-22-2006, 11:49 PM
The reason Pixar was so successful is because it was independent. Sure, every company wants to make money, but a smaller company like Pixar does it for the passion and the love of it. I fear that culture will change under Disney.

Disney is also not a software company. I predict Disney will sell off Renderman to another company, whichever one offers the most money.

Digit
01-22-2006, 11:51 PM
I wonder where that leaves Toy Story 3?

vrljc
01-23-2006, 12:02 AM
Here is another view of the situation:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10946402/

Has an interesting analogy in there. We shall see how this plays out in the coming days.

Shaderhacker
01-23-2006, 12:18 AM
Here is another view of the situation:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10946402/

Has an interesting analogy in there. We shall see how this plays out in the coming days.

hey Jon!

I know you probably got there after I left, but I look forward to Ice Age 2!! ;)

-M

Shaderhacker
01-23-2006, 12:18 AM
I wonder where that leaves Toy Story 3?

As far as I know.. Disney is still doing it.. although, I don't know if they are going to rewrite the story or not.

-M

onlooker
01-23-2006, 12:29 AM
Disney will own Pixar, and Steve Jobs will be the single largest shareholder in Disney. I imagine that would put him on the board at the very least.

mlmiller1983
01-23-2006, 12:51 AM
What if they made Steve Jobs CEO of Disney? It could happen.

eek
01-23-2006, 01:11 AM
man its like the end of an era:

sex and the city,frasier,friends,maya, now pixar!

They gunna do the 'disney formely pixar' routine?

eek

FUG1T1VE
01-23-2006, 01:17 AM
interesting...

amfantasy
01-23-2006, 01:27 AM
I hope disney doesn't force their ideal on pixar, cause pixar has done a great job

SheepFactory
01-23-2006, 01:38 AM
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=311830