Steve Jobs became even richer yesterday when Disney announced it is buying Pixar (Jobs is founder and CEO) for $7.4 billion. Yes, with a “B”.
I suppose it had to. The only Disney’s own animated studios haven’t put out a hit movie since “The Lion King”. The days of “Little Mermaid” and “Beauty and the Beast” are long gone. Anyone remember the debacle that was “Brother Bear”?
In the mean time Pixar has had hit after hit. They ignore the PC pandering and put out hits like “Toy Story”, “Monsters Inc.” and “The Incredibles”.
The only way this will be successful is if Disney stays away from Pixar’s creative decisions. If day Disney pushes a Pixar movie with an environmental message is the day we see Pixar’s first flop.