Toy Story 2
Originally commissioned outside the terms of a five-picture distribution deal between Pixar and Disney, "Toy Story 2" became a centerpiece in a long-running dispute between the two companies, since Pixar felt the film should count as one of the five projects and Disney felt otherwise. Eventually, the bad blood between the companies would result in Pixar's 2004 decision not to team up on distribution with Disney after the five-picture deal ended. However, when Disney CEO Michael Eisner left the company, the door opened for new relations between the companies, and in fact, Disney ended up buying Pixar outright, making Steve Jobs the largest Disney shareholder.
Later this year, Disney and Pixar will release both "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2" as a Digital 3D double feature, and "Toy Story 3," now in production, is scheduled for a 2010 release.
May 28, 2009 12:41 PM PDT
Photo by: Pixar Animation Studios
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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