Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Disney & Pixar: A Done Deal

All of the rumors are now history, the Disney – Pixar deal is complete.
The Walt Disney Co. (DIS) said Tuesday it is buying longtime partner Pixar Animation Studios Inc. (PIXR) for $7.4 billion in a deal that could restore Disney's animation domination while vaulting Pixar CEO Steve Jobs into a powerful role at the media conglomerate.
I think Jobs will make a difference, but the key player in all of this in my opinion is John Lasseter.
Pixar Executive Vice President John Lasseter will be become Chief Creative Officer of the animation studios and Principal Creative Adviser at Walt Disney Imagineering, which designs and builds the company's theme parks.
This is the exciting news. Lasseter as Chief Creative Officer.
"Now, everyone can focus on what is most important, creating innovative stories, characters and films that delight millions of people around the world.
"Hear, Hear!! Disney to focus on Story and Character once again.


Dadio said...

I think his is probably a good thing. I'm no fan of Jobs but I am a fan of Lassater. I hope he brings back 2D too.

Cliff Cramp said...

Agree completely