When Bob Iger took over as Disney CEO one of the first things he did was mend the bridge with Pixar, a move that eventually led Steve Jobs, Pixar’s largest stockholder, to sell the company to Disney. As it turns out, that move made Jobs… Read More »Widow of Steve Jobs no longer largest shareholder in Disney after selling stock
It’s a question that regrettably must be asked.
For five years prior to his death, Steve Jobs served as Pixar’s voice on the Walt Disney Company board of directors and provided valuable insight (must read) in other areas as well. Who succeeds him will have significant implications for both Disney and Pixar.
I was honored to be interviewed by local news channel WESH today. They asked me to put some perspective on how the death and legacy of Steve Jobs parallels that of Walt Disney. Both were great innovators. Among other things, Disney invented the animation desk,… Read More »Steve Jobs and Walt Disney, Both Started With A Mouse
Many people will write better tributes to Steve than I can here. They’ll mention how he invented personal computing, built Apple from the ground up, twice, and started a revolution in computer animation by having the vision to see something special in the team at… Read More »Steve Jobs, founded Pixar and Apple, Dead at 56
Marketwatch commentator Conor Sen makes an interesting proposal, Steve Jobs should take Apple’s massive cash holdings and purchase The Walt Disney Company. What should it buy? Increasingly, Apple is moving away from computing and toward the intersection of computing, communications, and media delivery. That’s Steve… Read More »Should Apple buy Disney?
We know that Apple provided Pixar designers the opportunity to meet with their head product design team while coming up with the concept for the robot ‘Eve’ from Wall-E, but was the collaboration between the two companies before that? /Film has a post speculating that… Read More »Did Apple use Pixar’s The Incredibles to test market The iPad
Just when everyone thought the Sit-Com was dead it has been re-incarnated in the form of the mock documentary. ABC’s entry into that genre is “Modern Family” and it’s in serious consideration to win a number of Emmy’s this year. There is, perhaps, just one… Read More »Modern Family Producer Admits iPad Episode Went Too Far
When The Disney Stores opened they were touted as providing a little of the Disney theme park magic in your neighborhood. Sadly, it’s been a long time since the magic has been present at many of Disney’s retail outlets. A series of mis-steps with The… Read More »Disney Stores to launch with new concept