View Full Version : Disney Deal Could Make Steve Jobs Entertainment Colossus

Feb 13, 2006, 08:39 AM
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Link: Disney Deal Could Make Steve Jobs Entertainment Colossus (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20060213093953)
Description:: He is the indisputable leader of the digital music revolution, the visionary and financier behind some of the biggest movies in recent history, and soon, the largest shareholder of Walt Disney Co.

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Feb 13, 2006, 10:12 AM
I swear to god this is the time Jobs should be seriously eyeing the acquisition of Adobe. You arenít going to get a better chance at this.

1. Apple has the cash to flat-out buy Adobe.
2. Apple is the darling of the industry right now. At this point in time they can, virtually, do no wrong. (+1 to impress shareholders and BoD members.)
3.Apple is seen as an THE innovative\creative company. (+1 to impress shareholders and BoD members.)
4. Jobs is seen as the Incredible Hulk of the CEO world right now. No one can deny that the man has some SERIOUS clout with this Disney deal.
5. Appleís market share is in the +/- 5% range. Hopefully enough to avoid governmental interference in the purchase.

All of the above puts Apple is a VERY nice position right now. No doubt a move would drain Appleís coffers but for the love of god they would never again have to worry about Adobe ever axing any primer software on the Mac.

Gasu E.
Feb 13, 2006, 10:34 AM
"Our No. 1 goal is to build the second great animation studio in the world" after Disney, Jobs said.

Now that Jobs is the biggest shareholder in Disney and Lasseter and Catmull are calling the shots at Disney's animation business, Jobs has both the first and second greatest animation studios in his grasp.

There's a big difference in meaning between "second great" and "second greatest." By "second great", Jobs was referring to the classic Disney animation studio built by Walt as the first great studio. Meaning, Pixar would be the successor to classic Disney. He was not referring to the sad shell currently at Disney. There is no way Steve's ego would allow him to shoot to be the second greatest of anything today.

Feb 13, 2006, 11:32 AM
"Jobs built Pixar"

No. Jobs bought Pixar from George Lucas when this one needed money for his divorce.

Feb 13, 2006, 11:36 AM
"Jobs built Pixar"

No. Jobs bought pixar from George Lucas when this one needed money for his divorce.

Depends on what you mean by "built". Pixar was very much a concept company when Jobs picked it up. I think at most they had only one or two video shorts under their belt at the time. What followed was nothing short of a massive raise to power. Whether or not Jobs was responsible for that Iím not so sure. Iíve heard that Jobs didnít/doesnít spend much time at Pixar for obvious reasons.

Feb 13, 2006, 03:34 PM
Okay, okay, but when am I gonna see a new awesome traditionally animated movie?

Anime and its frame rate of 5 doesn't count.