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Disney Buys Pixar

Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:11 am

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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RE: Disney Buys Pixar

Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:14 am

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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RE: Disney Buys Pixar

Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:21 am

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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RE: Disney Buys Pixar

Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:44 am

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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RE: Disney Buys Pixar

Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:32 pm

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
 
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RE: Disney Buys Pixar

Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:39 pm

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?
 
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RE: Disney Buys Pixar

Thu Jan 26, 2006 5:23 am

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.
 
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RE: Disney Buys Pixar

Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:21 am

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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