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Disney takeover of Pixar

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060124/bs_nm/media_pixar_disney_dc

I don't know what I think about this, but the interesting portion is how Steve Jobs would become the largest shareholder on Disney. Coincidence that Apple first started offering video on iPod from ABC, a Disney affiliate? I think he may take the buyout offer if only to leverage Disney and Pixar for Apple.
Permalink Phil 
January 24th, 2006
Yeah, the next Power Ranger/Pokemon/kiddie fad cartoon will be released only via Podcast or some such.
Permalink I am Jack's market mania 
January 24th, 2006
So, Disney buys Pixar, but Jobs becomes largest shareholder in Disney, and presumably has control over it afterwards?

Maybe Disney movies won't suck so bad after this.
Permalink example 
January 24th, 2006
Say hello to iMickey.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 24th, 2006
iPOPi
Permalink el 
January 24th, 2006
He may well consider a reverse takeover, although they patched up their disagreements caused by Eisner the people that run Pixar aren't stupid and know they've been holding the Disney Corp up for the past 5 years at least.

That said would they really want a pile of loss making amusement parks getting tatty.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 24th, 2006
>> That said would they really want a pile of loss making amusement parks getting tatty. <<

Say goodbye to EuroDisney.
Presumably, DisneyTokyo is making money, what with the Japanese fascination with Mickey Mouse.

The land under the original Disneyland in Anaheim is probably worth more than the park itself, but the city/county probably pays to keep it open, for the tax base.
Permalink example 
January 24th, 2006

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