Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Disney To Buy Pixar For $7.4 Billion

Disney To Buy Pixar For $7.4 Billion: "The Walt Disney Co on Tuesday said it has agreed to acquire Pixar Animation Studios in a $7.4 billion all-stock transaction that brings the leader in computer animation under the banner of the world's most famous name in cartoons.
Under the agreement, expected to close this summer, Pixar Chief Executive Steve Jobs will join Disney's board of directors.

'The price tag is a little more than people were expecting,' said McAlpine Associates analyst Dennis McAlpine.

Disney locked up the creative talents of Pixar by installing Pixar's president and co-founder, Ed Catmull, as president of the combined Pixar and Disney animation studios, and Pixar's creative director John Lasseter as chief creative officer of the combined animation studios.

'The addition of Pixar significantly enhances Disney animation, which is a critical creative engine for driving growth across our businesses,' Disney Chief Executive Robert Iger said in a statement announcing the deal."

Wow... 4.7 billion is a LOT. 7.4 billion is like INCREDIBLE!
Steve Jobs is taking over the world. First Apple, now a controling intrest in Disney/Pixar.
Hmm. Does this also mean no more Chicken Littles?

1 comment:

DAWEED said...

They annouced on the drudge report today that there wont be a TOY STORY 3 :(