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Disney Buys Pixar  
User currently offlineMonorail From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 626 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 9 months 2 hours ago) and read 921 times:

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-0...60450.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Saw this coming for a while, but it's finally going down. Good move for Disney, the Pixar movies, especially the recent Finding Nemo and The Incredibles, have been big sellers while their own animation department had taken a turn south (see Home on the Range). They can't do it by themselves anymore, so I guess this is the next best thing.


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User currently offlineAfconcorde1 From France, joined Jan 2006, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 2 hours ago) and read 918 times:

For some reason I thought this happened 5 years ago... But then, I haven't been watching many Disney movies since then.

They should be successful with this move (which doesn't surprise me).



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8724 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 2 hours ago) and read 908 times:

I hope their movies won't get as "interesting" as some of the recent Disney releases.

Is Dreamworks owned by anyone else, or are they independent?



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User currently offlineAmy From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 1150 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 885 times:

Pixar was founded by George Lucas as an accompaniment to Industrial Light and Magic.

So, will Pixar be better under Lucas or Disney?



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User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4604 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 873 times:

Quoting Amy (Reply 3):
Pixar was founded by George Lucas as an accompaniment to Industrial Light and Magic.

So, will Pixar be better under Lucas or Disney?

I believe Lucas was bought out by Steve Jobs and others way back when he was begging for cash. Jobs has been incharge for awhile now...not Lucas.

The funny thing about all of this is...Disney and Pixar split a few years ago after a feud. Now they are married once and for all...funny.  Smile


User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2692 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 873 times:

Over the past decade or so, Pixar has become a sort of second-party producer for Disney, so this therefore really isn't too surprising. Have they even done any full-scale productions for anyone else in the past five years?

User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6854 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 848 times:

If you can't beat em, buy em.

Typical Disney. The monolith rolls on. I hope they maintain their independence insofar as creative control. Otherwise all the Pixar films will become the usual formulaic crap with talking animals, a few songs, etc, etc.

Great technology though. Wish I'd have gotten a piece of that action early on.


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21484 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 830 times:

Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 5):
Have they even done any full-scale productions for anyone else in the past five years?

Not that I knew.


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