Could The Mouse Purchase The Animation House?
Two years after Pixar Animation Studios refused to sign a new distribution deal with Walt Disney, the two companies reportedly are considering a Disney purchase of Pixar.
It makes sense for Disney and Pixar to continue their lucrative partnership, which has benefited both entertainment companies, some analysts say. But they say a buyout remains an iffy proposition.
The two companies are likely floating trial balloons in the media to see how investors and employees would react, says Dennis McAlpine of McAlpine Associates.