Pixar Stock Certificates to Be Collectable
Pixar Will Stop Issuing Colorful Stock Certificates Once the Company Is Absorbed by Disney
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Pixar Animation Studios Inc.'s upcoming sale to Walt Disney Co. has inspired an audience of investors more interested in buying a piece of paper than a piece of the $7.4 billion deal.
All these people really want is one of Pixar's stock certificates, the commemorative scrolls given to shareholders of the computer animation pioneer behind hit movies like "Toy Story" and "The Incredibles."
Once Disney absorbs the company later this spring, Pixar will stop issuing the colorful certificates decorated with "Toy Story" stars Woody and Buzz Lightyear -- just one of the reasons why this particular piece of paper is so treasured.