Thursday, November 11, 2004

Pixar Conference Call

Today was the third quarter conference call for Pixar Animation Studios. Most of the information from these things is stuff we already know. However, occasionally something of value comes through.

Other than being reminded that Steve Jobs has the biggest ego in the world, he did say something I couldn't agree with more. Something I wish other studios would take note of. What did he say?

Someone called and asked whether Pixar would ever outsource creative or technical work to other countries. Steve basically said that it would be impossible to outsource the work and expect the results to be as good as they are currently. Finally, something good comes out of his mouth. All of the wannabe animation studios eager to be the next "Pixar", I hope you adopt similar philosophies. But somehow, I doubt that will be the case.

Additionally, I got the impression that Pixar is waiting for Eisner to leave or be kicked out of Disney before they make a distribution decision. Is there hope for the two companies getting back in bed? Maybe. Just maybe. One thing is for certain, Eiser has to go first. Like Jobs, I can't wait for that day either.

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