January 20, 2006

What would Walt say?

Although it's not a done deal, the financial and entertainment worlds are abuzz about the possibility that Disney may buy Pixar. The negotiations are ongoing, and could conclude any time.

The big thing here is that the deal would make Apple co-founder, and saviour, Steve Jobs the biggest stockholder in Disney. Would Steve want to be the boss at Disney? Steve has never been shy about pushing people to do things his way.

Here's a business week article about the situation.

Remember that Disney is more than just the theme parks and movies these days. It also owns ABC TV and ESPN, among other things.

That would be a big sandbox for Steve to make play in.

Posted by jackhodgson at January 20, 2006 03:25 PM