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    Jobs Jabs at Eisner, Disney Again - LA Times, 2/11/05

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/va...ditions-valley


    In the conference call, Jobs kept the focus on Disney. He repeatedly asserted that Pixar with $850 million in cash and no debt was ready for a life outside the Magic Kingdom should Pixar and Disney fail to resuscitate their partnership.

    Jobs sprinkled his comments with several references to the "post-Disney era," noting that Pixar currently had eight new directors busy at work on non-Disney projects, the first of which will be released in theaters in the summer of 2007.

    He also reaffirmed Pixar's seemingly immovable position that the company would "not actively participate" in any sequels to its movies that are made by Disney, including "Toy Story 3" and future installments to "Monsters, Inc." and "Finding Nemo."

    Jobs also mentioned Pixar's next release, "Cars," due out in June 2006. He called it "the seventh and final film we will likely make for Disney."
    There is also a second LA Times article from Friday, that really isn't worth its own link...

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/va...ditions-valley

    "Eisner's Post-Disney Life Hard to Picture"


    By his own admission, Michael Eisner isn't ready to imagine life beyond the wonderful world of Disney.

    He has said he'll soon retire as chief executive. But beyond that, "I'm not thinking about it," he said in a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times. "I have pushed it out of my mind."
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    More about what Eisner thought about Pixar from the new book, "Disney War", from a NY Post article from Friday.



    By the way, the first copies of the book are supposed to be available today in LA, New York and Minnesota.



    http://www.nypost.com/business/39656.htm






    Eisner predicted the movie would break Pixar's blockbuster streak even though Disney stood to reap 50 percent of the profits for distributing the film because he was jealous and resentful of Pixar's success, according to the book by James B. Stewart.



    "Yesterday, we saw for the second time the new Pixar movie 'Finding Nemo' that comes out next May," Eisner wrote in a memo to Disney's board. "This will be a reality check for those guys. It's OK, but nowhere near as good as their previous films.



    "Of course, they think it's great," Eisner added. "Trust me, it's not, but it will open."


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    We need to have many more of these excerpts available as many folks have not heard of this book, myself I am very interested in Eisners views or rather lack of long range intuitition.
    I want to buy this book! Can Mice Age provide an Amazon link?

    I wonder if he has been diagnosed with Alzheimers? He is so locked up in his fantasy world its unreal...and sad, especially for the Walt Disney Company, its image, its legacy.

    Thanks Darkbeer for this information!
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    Re: Jobs Jabs at Eisner, Disney Again - LA Times, 2/11/05

    you should hear some of Eisner's comments on what he thought of "Lost." Perhaps you heard of the show on ABC? Eisner didn't think you would.

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