Nobody could offer us what Disney
could,'' Pixar Chairman and CEO Steve Jobs said during an afternoon conference call.
The Air Pirates had gone after Disney
partly because of its reputation for striking back.
Driven, mercurial, domineering, manipulative, hard drinking, puritanical about sex but fond of grade-school potty humor, this Disney
stands in stark contrast to Uncle Walt, the sunny television presence who warms the memory of anyone who grew up in the '50s.
From the minute you hit the Orlando airport, you enter a system of transit that moves you effortlessly, via monorails and people movers, through underground tunnels decorated, almost nostalgically, with scenes of the "real" Florida, the one that Disney
so strenuously attempts to supersede and render superfluous.
Earlier this year, Disney
settled a lawsuit that aleged racial discrimination at Disney
World in Orlando, Fla.
These cereals comply with Disney
's food guidelines for Disney
-licensed cereal products, which allow Disney
characters to appear only on kid-focused products that meet certain requirements, including limiting the amount of calories, fat, saturated fat and sugar.
's motivation to buy Pixar is clear: The studio has never provided Disney
with anything but an uninterrupted string of major box office hits dating back to 1995, with the most recent being 2004's ``The Incredibles,'' a smash both in theaters and on home video.
was born in Chicago on December 5, 1901.
Interactive Studios is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney
President Robert Iger has emerged as Eisner's top choice for his successor.
Iger today unveiled the latest example of Disney
's use of technology by giving the CES audience a first look at the newly redesigned and enhanced Disney
's Parade of Dreams, a new parade featuring musical numbers from such Disney
films as ``The Lion King,'' ``The Little Mermaid'' and ``Pinocchio.