The on again off again relationship of Pixar and Disney has had more twists and turns than a theme park roller coaster. For now it appears to be back on track with the departure of Eisner next year. This does not bode well for Bob Iger’s chances at succession as Pixar likely would not sign if he was the CEO elect.
I still think that Pixar’s best choice is to continue with Disney, if not just for the continued use of their characters in Disney themeparks and marketing. A legacy that will mean more video and merchandise sales for dozens of years for their properties. I guess we’ll see.