CEO Robert Iger, Pixar Chairman Steve Jobs and other executives met with Pixar employees Tuesday afternoon at Pixar's headquarters in Emeryville to announce the deal, which had been expected for several weeks.
In 1971 they produced two issues of an underground comic book in which a number of Disney
characters, particularly Mickey, engaged in very un-Disney
-like behavior, particularly sex.
The full reversal of Disney
's critical fortunes was marked by the 1968 publication of Richard Schickel's scathing The Disney
Version, which took Disney
's measure in relation to the values of the counterculture and pronounced him vulgar, sentimental, and dehumanized, an assessment which has since become more or less entrenched as an upper-middlebrow shibboleth.
For one thing, it had become difficult to face my Long Island students as a Disney
virgin, and maintain credibility as an authority on popular culture.
was able to gain the support of the black lawmakers after making hiring commitments.
I think it would be good for both sides in that it would allow the existing relationships with Pixar content and Disney
distribution to continue,'' said Peter Jankovskis, director of research at Lisle, Illinois-based Oakbrook Investments LLC, which has more than 700,000 Disney
No one thought of Paramount or Universal productions this way, but Disney
had carved out a niche.
and Stanley Gold asked the board to ``engage an independent executive recruiting firm to conduct a worldwide search for a strong, visionary leader.
The upbeat tone of Wednesday's festivities did well to disguise some of the turbulence surrounding Disney
in recent months including an unsuccessful hostile takeover bid, a shareholder revolt that led to Chief Operating Officer Michael D.
in no hurry to sweeten its takeover bid for The Walt Disney