Wednesday, January 25, 2006

News: How to build a better Mickey Mouse trap

In the further news of thePixar/Disney combining, Ed Catmull and John Lasseter, the Pixar's creative chiefs, will be taking over the creative operation of the combined studios of Pixar and Disney.

"Disney also will surrender control of its world-famous animation studio, the birthplace of Mickey Mouse, to Pixar creative chiefs, Ed Catmull and John Lasseter. The companies will combine their animation operations.

Catmull, who is currently president of Pixar, will become president of the combined Pixar and Disney animation studios. Lasseter, who is now executive vice president of Pixar, will be chief creative officer of the combined studios.

Lasseter will also become the principal creative director of the Walt Disney Imagineering group, which designs theme park attractions."


I gotta say, this is a good thing, I am looking forward to see the new Disney.

5 comments:

James said...

I would have to agree that this is indeed good news. Go, Pixar!

E.J.Su said...

Yeah, Go Pixney Studios. ^_^

JECIII said...

We live interesting times people. It going to be interesting to see the first Disney movies that are produced under this new partnership. This could possibly be the best thing that ever happen to the Disney studios.

E.J.Su said...

This could be a new life to the tired old Disney. I haven't felt this good about Disney in a long long time.

The only thing missing now is that if they would stop trying to bury Studio Ghibli's films...

Kevin Barber said...

I am curious to see the new direction as well. I was an 8 year veteran of Disney Animation until they closed the Florida studio. It was a sad demise but hopefully will be rejuvinated soon.