:: Friday, January 30, 2004 ::
Pursuant To The Negotiation Breakdown, Buzz Lightyear and Snow White Filed For Divorce Today
Pixar and Disney are splitsville:
Pixar Animation Studios Inc. said Thursday it ended talks with Walt Disney Co. to extend a five-picture deal for Disney to distribute Pixar films.
Pixar, the computer animation pioneer founded by Apple Computer Inc.'s Steve Jobs, said it would begin talks with other companies to distribute its films starting in 2006.
"After ten months of trying to strike a deal with Disney, we're moving on," Pixar CEO Steve Jobs said in a statement. "We've had a great run together -- one of the most successful in Hollywood history -- and it's a shame that Disney won't be participating in Pixar's future successes."
The move was a clear setback to Disney, which reaped a financial and critical bonanza from the partnership and has struggled with its own strategy for animation.
Disney, whose animation is currently CRAP, must've been too much of a dead weight to Pixar. I look forward to Pixar possibly exceeding Dreamworks as it will no longer be constrained by being forced to focus on a primarily younger audience.
:: The Squire 12:13 AM :: email this post :: ::