Pixar's to shelve Toy Story, Toy Story 2.

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  1. medea macrumors 68030

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    This is the same thing they do over at Disney. Wait a couple years and there will be a 5 or 6 DVD set with all the Pixar Movies, ToyStory1and2, Nemo, Monsters Inc., Bug's Life and maybe another 1 or so.

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    I wonder what the strategy of Disney & Pixar is to put a movie in the vault? For those interested it definitely means buy now! I have Monster's Inc.
     
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    Disney always does this.
    Get All the whinnie the pooh movies untill we re-re-re release then is 5-6 years!

    And then your child is stuck watching your old VHS copys.

    Good planing? <---- no.
     
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    who here liked toystory 1 better then 2?? i for one did...
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    Toy Story 1 was much better.
     
  7. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Disney does this w/all their big movies. They stop making them then 10 years later or so they release them again on a new round of children. Wash, rinse, repeat. I wonder how many times movies like Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella have been re-released.


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    it was only REALLY bad a couple of years ago when disney was all over everything "Last chance to own it this century". what a bunch of bull. tho according to my partner, who's a bit more up on these things, it was originally to allow people chances to replace old, worn VHS tapes, without having the cost of manufacturing them constantly. With the advent of DVD, that theory kind of falls apart...

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    pixar and eisner(disney) are not on good terms right now. fighting over money and control and its turned rather ugly. disney does shelve their movies occassionally but this goes a little deeper than that.

    this will cut pixar's revenue stream from the movies in a big way...

    disney is one of the most disliked companies in hollywood...just about everyone's been screwed by them at one time( including yours truly).

    i hope pixar takes their talent elsewhere(skg anyone?...).
     
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    pixar's waiting to release the next multipack until i direct my first feature for them.............. could be waiting a while. ;)
     
  11. moby1 macrumors 6502

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    That's what I've heard too

    I've heard this from several sources including a screenwriter I know. Hollywood likes to take things without paying for them or crediting the source but Disney seems exceptional at this.
     
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    If anything, they have the resources to go solo.....Maybe use an SKG for distribution....
     
  13. littlejim Guest

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    Pixar's to shelve Toy Story, Toy Story 2.

    This move should help cut down on piracy ;)
     
  14. medea thread starter macrumors 68030

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    from a marketing move it makes sense, I mean the movies have been out for a while now so I doubt they are selling very often anyways, but now there will be a rush to get them before they are gone, and in several years they will be repackaged and rereleased which will cause yet another rush to get them again.
    But the fact that Pixar doesnt have the best relationship with Disney right now could mean there are some alternative motives behind the move.
    When, or if, they are re-released who would be the company to do it, Pixar or Disney, I wonder if the rights go over to Pixar after X number of years?
     

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