A few days ago the New York Post opined about the growing likelihood that Pixar would return to the Disney fold.
After bailing on Disney, Pixar held preliminary discussions with other studios, including MGM, Sony, Warner Bros. and Fox. (Both Fox and The Post are owned by News Corp.) Now, executives at those companies have all but given up hope of striking a deal with Pixar, sources said.
Well, you heard it here first. My sources tell me the announcement that Pixar and Disney have signed a deal went through the ranks of Disney Management today via the company pager system. There is a small chance this is a practical joke being played on Disney fans, but based on all indicators I could find, the deal is done.
Public Announcement is expected shortly, but could be postponed as long as Pixar’s next Quarterly Profits Meeting.