Why hardly any pixar rentals?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by cualexander, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. cualexander macrumors 6502a

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    Not only can you not rent pixar films, they are all really expensive.

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    Toy Story $14.99 No rental
    Toy Story 2 $14.99 No rental
    A Bug's Life $14.99 No rental
    Monster's Inc $14.99 No rental
    Cars $14.99 No rental
    Finding Nemo $14.99 No rental
    The Incredibles $14.99 No rental
    Ratatouille $14.99 $3.99 Rental

    The only rental I could find of a Pixar movie period was Ratatouille.

    Considering Steve Jobs is the largest individual shareholder in Disney and on the Board of Directors, why no rentals?

    Does he want to squeeze all the money he can out of Pixar films by forcing you to buy them at a higher price than most of the other movies in the store and not rent them?
     
  2. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Give it time. They are still working on getting rentals up on the store. Steve said they would have around 1000 by the end of Feb. (if I remember correctly). As to why the Pixar movies are more expensive to buy, I have no idea. All the Disney films are that way, though.
     
  3. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    This is because the first seven titles in your post are likely going to be library titles and they will upload the newest releases first (higher demand > increased profits). They did say 1000 titles by the end of February, right?
     

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