Disney Deal Could Make Steve Jobs Entertainment Colossus

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003


    Category: Opinion/Interviews
    Link: Disney Deal Could Make Steve Jobs Entertainment Colossus
    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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  2. SiliconAddict macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    I swear to god this is the time Jobs should be seriously eyeing the acquisition of Adobe. You aren’t 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. Apple’s 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 Apple’s coffers but for the love of god they would never again have to worry about Adobe ever axing any primer software on the Mac.
  3. Gasu E. macrumors 68040

    Gasu E.

    Mar 20, 2004
    Not far from Boston, MA.
    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.
  4. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    "Jobs built Pixar"

    No. Jobs bought Pixar from George Lucas when this one needed money for his divorce.
  5. SiliconAddict macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    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 I’m not so sure. I’ve heard that Jobs didn’t/doesn’t spend much time at Pixar for obvious reasons.
  6. DrNeroCF macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2004
    Okay, okay, but when am I gonna see a new awesome traditionally animated movie?

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

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