It looks like the sale of Pixar Animation Studios to Disney made Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios friends again.
In the original partnership agreement started in 1995 with the release of “Toy Story“, and was to end with the upcoming release of “Cars“. There were talks that Pixar was seeking a new partner for its future full length animations, after Disney openly announce their desire to discontinue the partnership, while still under the lead of former CEO, Michael Eisner. All this was before Steve Jobs sold Pixar Animation Studios to Disney (January 25, 2006), became the largest share holder, the former President of Pixar became the President of the combined Pixar and Disney Animation Studios, and the former Executive Vice President of Pixar became the Chief Creative Officer of the combined Pixar and Disney Animation Studios, which also give him the responsibility of “Principal Creative Adviser” at Walt Disney Imagineering.
Now Pixar had released a new trailer for its upcoming full length animation, “Ratatouille” (Rat-a-too-ee), to be released by Disney Pictures.
I hope that this is a sign that this successful partnership will continue for years to come. Since I believe the quality of humor from Pixar is far better than those from Dreamworks or Sony Pictures.