Disney and Pixar Kiss and Makeup?
By Ryan Parsons | Image from Pixar
Disney and Pixar have always been an inseperable
pair, at least until last year when failing talks between Michael Eisner
[ex-CEO of Disney] and Steve Jobs [CEO of Pixar] caused relations to become
more than uncomfortable. Hence, after never being able to agree to something
that was financially fitting to both companies, Disney was forced to let
Pixar go. The only problem now is that the Pixar films are all looking at
sequels, and Disney is notoriously horrible with sequels. But hark! The
new CEO of Disney, Bob Iger, has Disney yet again looking to Pixar.
The Pixar line-up
Iger & Jobs Talk Disney/Pixar
Let's face it, Disney and Pixar made a great pair.
With the backing of Disney, Pixar went on to make great animated films such
as Toy Story, A Bugs Life, Monsters Inc., Finding
Nemo, and The Incredibles. Actually, Pixar is batting 100%
when it comes to great CG animated films. So why the heck could these two
not work something out? Well, that seems to be the major question for Bob
Iger who has not only restarted negotiations between Disney and Pixar for
an extended contract, but has already had some positive success at warming
the two companies relations.
According to Reuters,
Iger states "The fact that we are having a dialogue is a really good
thing, and it has been really healthy," Iger said. "We'd certainly
like to find a way to continue to do business with them, and I think the
feeling is mutual." Iger continues to say that even though talks have
been good, he does not expect any new contract to form immediately. Iger
states he is more concerned with the new DVD technologies such as HD-DVD.
For the whole report, go to Reuters
Stay tuned for more developments as they happen.
Sources: Image from Pixar
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