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"Disney Plans to Buy Pixar" Rumors Resurface

A report in The Wall Street Journal is resurrecting a rumor (again) that Disney is considering an outright purchase of Pixar Animation Studios to essentially turn it into their animated film division. The two companies are still engaged in renegotiation talks over their partnership, where Disney co-finances Pixar films and pays for compensation and marketing costs in return for a distribution fee and a share of the films’ profits. Anonymous sources state that both companies are “toying with a broad range of options,” but both companies declined comment to the Journal.

(via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

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