"The Mouse House has cheerily bid farewell to the Weinsteins and to Pixar. Its ex-president, Jeffrey Katzenberg has put DreamWorks Animation into full orbit and seems to be taking aim at every product that Disney's reinvented animation unit tries to levitate."
"Translated from Disney-Speak, does this mean the Mouse House believes it can de-glitz the filmmaking process? When Cook says he will gladly settle for ‘singles and doubles,' does that set him up for bunts and strikeouts?"
"Hence, while high-wire acts may seem like hubris, an equally persuasive case could be made about lowering the wire too far. If showmanship can prove to be dangerously intoxicating, risk aversion can be a corporate soporific."
Peter Bart, "Harvey on the high wire," from the column, "Backlot," Daily Variety, Sunday, April 10, 2005.