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    Why does Disney need to add "Inspired by Disney-Pixar's..." labels?

    In the attractions that use any of Pixar's property a small print would usually read "inspired by Disney·Pixar's [Finding Nemo, etc.]" I thought Disney bought Pixar back in 2006? So isn't Pixar's properties Disney's now? I understand Star Tours having "from the creative forces of Disney and george lucas" under the attraction logo because they have a partnership. But Pixar IS Disney.

    I also notice on the Disney Channel that if it plays a Pixar commercial there's a small "Disney·Pixar" print on bottom.

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    Re: Why does Disney need to add "Inspired by Disney-Pixar's..." labels?

    I would think because the Pixar brand usually means the best of the best in animation and storytelling to most people. People associate the name with its near perfect track record. The name almost transcends disney in a weird way. At least to a lot of people.

    Like "This isn't just a disney product, but a PIXAR product as well!!!!" It still means something i guess.
    In the quest for quality, I have no problem with the characters footing the bill.

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    Re: Why does Disney need to add "Inspired by Disney-Pixar's..." labels?

    I believe that Pixar is also still considered an individual company that just happens to be owned by Disney. Just like ABC is a TV network that is owned by Disney or Miramax films is a company owned by Disney. Pinrar's explanation is also a good thought as well.
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    Re: Why does Disney need to add "Inspired by Disney-Pixar's..." labels?

    IMO people have started to associate Pixar with Quality. I think its just another way for Disney to associate themselves with quality work. I don't mind it!

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    Re: Why does Disney need to add "Inspired by Disney-Pixar's..." labels?

    Quote Originally Posted by strikeuptheband View Post
    ...But Pixar IS Disney.
    Pixar was purchased by Disney. Pixar films are distributed by Disney. But Pixar is not Disney.

    Per the acquisition deal, Pixar remains its own studio with its own staff, its own culture, its own creative identity.

    Ask anyone who works for Pixar.
    "With the acquisition of Marvel and now of Lucasfilm,
    Disney may have finally found the grail. You don't need
    imagination or art. All you need is a brand."

    - Neil Gabler


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    Re: Why does Disney need to add "Inspired by Disney-Pixar's..." labels?

    Also most of the pixar rides were built and created before Pixar was purchased by Disney, this likely needed to be identified as such for legal reasons. I'm sure given the purchasing agreement this still applies now as mentioned earlier.

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