Article from Reuters - June 8, 2005
Disney says had 'really good' Pixar talks
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co. (DIS.N: Quote, Profile, Research) Chief Executive-elect Bob Iger on Tuesday said he had "really good" talks with Pixar Animation Studios Inc. (PIXR.O: Quote, Profile, Research) but had not struck a new distribution deal.
Iger told investors at a Deutsche Bank conference that it was too early to tell if a new Pixar agreement would be reached.
"I'm not sure I really want to give you odds. We've had really good discussions," Iger said."The fact that we are having a dialogue is a really good thing, and it has been really healthy," Iger said. "We'd certainly like to find a way to continue to do business with them, and I think the feeling is mutual."He also said that he was personally trying to get the two different camps working on technology for next-generation DVDs, known as Blu-ray and HD-DVD, to agree on a single set of standards and that it was important to do so by late 2006.