Sterling Ambivalence (sterlingnorth) wrote,
Sterling Ambivalence

Disney to buy Pixar...

The word out there is on Monday, Pixar is going to vote to allow it to be taken over by Disney. I should be happy about this as it removes the uncertainity regarding Pixar, as they'll always have a powerful distributor to promote its movies. As also, I should be less worried about Disney as Michael Eisner is gone, and the deal gives a seat on the Disney board to Steve Jobs. Still, Eisner is just a symbol of the problems befalling Disney. His retirement from the board does not automatically mean the return of the glory days of the late 80s-early 90s when -- well, Eisner was at the helm. Yeah, he was the younger Eisner, and he had Frank Wells to guide him as well, but you see my point. Should this come to pass, I hope Jobs and John Lasseter either maintains a strong creative firewall between Pixar and larger Disney, or that they can lead Pixar into performing a takeover coop. I don't want Pixar to wind up producing movies like "Chicken Little", where the director had so little invested in his story, he completely changed it at just the suggestion of one executive.
Tags: animation
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