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ricdesi

Disney has no reason or incentive to sell Pixar. Why are we even entertaining this?


scytheavatar

The Fox deal has been a millstone weighting them down and in recent times they have been forced to cut back investments in their Parks and delay projects. With Disney films in recent times not earning as much money as they did in their pre 2020 prime and their shares on freefall they could be forced to think of ways to raise cash.


Block-Busted

But why would they sell Pixar of all things? That could end up causing another Circle 7 fiasco, not to mention that the whole Disney board/investors/executives would very likely to revolt almost immediately. Also, no sh!t, dude. Disney films in 2020s weren't earning as much until **Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness** came along because COVID was still massively affecting box office performances and at least 4 of their major cinema releases were cinema/Disney+ Premier Access simultaneous release. u/ricdesi, do you have anything else to say about what u/scytheavatar has said?


Imaginary-One-2971

Even in 2020 every marvel film was in the top 10 boxoffice worldwide. With the exception of bw. Which released on dplus. Meanwhile the lone dc/wb cbm was 24 in top worldwide boxoffice. And bw nearly made more on disney plus then tss made domestically.


Block-Busted

Technically, that would be in 2021.


1followerbefore2021

These type of posts are a waste of time since we all know the answer.


ryphr

Not gonna happen. If they sell Pixar, would they be selling the back catalog of past movies? They’d never do that, just imagine them signing off on losing the Toy Story franchise alone. Would they then just sell the studio along with its animators and executives? Why would another studio pay a premium for them without the back catalog when they could just poach the animators and execs individually, like what Lasseter might be trying to do over there at Skydance now? Worst case is they’d slowly integrate it with WDAS and just shut it down the brand, like Blue Sky. But even then, why do that when the Pixar brand is worth so much? Just never gonna happen in our lifetimes.


JediJones77

Why not? Lucas sold off Star Wars. The idea is you get the money now instead of trying to collect merchandise money for decades into the future. Then they can reinvest the money into Disney Animation. How many more Toy Story sequels can they do?


ryphr

My point is Pixar and its stories have been so intertwined in Disney’s culture now (parks, streaming content) that anyone buying them will either have to (1) untangle all that from Disney somehow or risk being in the same situation as Disney is now with Spiderman and Sony/Marvel rides with Universal or (2) purchase the studio without anything from the past (which in that case, why not just hire Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, and Domee Shi away, it’d be much cheaper). Neither choice would be worth it for the buyer. If anything, if Disney ever crashes that bad that they need to sell stuff away to stay afloat, at that point I can see a bigger entity like Amazon or Apple buying all of Disney outright than Disney just splitting Pixar off just to make ends meet.


Imaginary-One-2971

Lol they are literally the number one movie production company. Why would they sell off a asset?


Block-Busted

> Lol they are literally the number one movie production company. Why would they sell off a asset? Well, this is a logic behind it: > The Fox deal has been a millstone weighting them down and in recent times they have been forced to cut back investments in their Parks and delay projects. With Disney films in recent times not earning as much money as they did in their pre 2020 prime and their shares on freefall they could be forced to think of ways to raise cash. https://old.reddit.com/r/boxoffice/comments/uu5gxo/do_you_think_disney_willshould_sell_pixar_to/i9eh41x/


Consistent_Koala_279

The Fox deal has not been a millstone for them at all. I'm not sure where this is coming from. Is this something that's been written about in a business article or something? Or is this something you've come up with yourself?


Block-Busted

It's something that u/scytheavatar is saying.


SEAinLA

Why would Disney ever sell Pixar? It’s an enormous money maker. The merchandising revenue alone dwarfs whatever they expect/need from box office and streaming revenue.


LeeF1179

"If Disney is to sell off their kingdom....." Well, why?


aliygdeyef

Netflix is broke ​ edit: jkjk but.... they're in no position to acquire another studio at this point


foxfoxal

Dude, this thread is so dumb that I was about to be mean.


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ChaloDreamworks

Hahaha it really affected him, I remember before that happenned he made cool posts


TheEloquentApe

Selling Pixar seems just as much of a blow as Marvel imo, don't see why they'd even do it.


Block-Busted

Basically, the logic behind that seems to be that Pixar is no longer needed since WDAS has been outshining Pixar in recent years and the gap could be increasing. Whether that is actually true or not is a different story.


BTTF41

I really don't think Disney will ever sell Pixar. It just makes absolutely no sense to sell such a prosperous, beloved studio.


AGOTFAN

No and no.


The-Ruler-of-Attilan

This is infinitely more delusional than imagining Sony Pictures selling Spider-man.


JediJones77

Yep, it's a good idea. Since they've lost John Lasseter, they're going downhill. Lightyear looks horrible. Better sell off Pixar before the value of it decreases further. The new owner can rehire Lasseter and rebuild the company to its former glory.


Block-Busted

Lasseter is with Skydance Animation now, so that ship has sailed, not to mention that what you’re saying here could be applied to WDAS if we go by your logic since he was a Disney CCO as well. Also, I’m not sure if you’re in a position to say that **Lightyear** looks horrible when you have a history of saying that **DC League of Super-Pets** has better animation than **Lightyear**.


Snoo_83425

Your joking right?


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Block-Busted

And he thinks that **DC League of Super-Pets** has better animation than **Lightyear**, so he’s clearly full of sh!t.


Snoo_83425

Why is it always Snyder fans 🤦‍♀️