There is also a second LA Times article from Friday, that really isn't worth its own link...
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."
"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."