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2006-03-15 15:00:31

By Gina Keating LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Movie theater owners gave an enthusiastic reception to Pixar Animation Studios Inc.'s film "Cars" at its first public screening at a Las Vegas trade show late on Tuesday. Expectations are high for the movie since Pixar, which has agreed to be bought by Walt Disney Co., has an unbroken series of hits and makes films at the pace of about one a year. The G-rated movie, set for release on June 9, tells the story of up-and-coming race car Lightning...

2006-03-15 15:00:00

By Gina Keating LAS VEGAS -- Movie theater owners gave an enthusiastic reception to Pixar Animation Studios Inc.'s film "Cars" at its first public screening at a Las Vegas trade show late on Tuesday. Expectations are high for the movie since Pixar, which has agreed to be bought by Walt Disney Co., has an unbroken series of hits and makes films at the pace of about one a year. The G-rated movie, set for release on June 9, tells the story of up-and-coming race car Lightning McQueen, who...

2006-01-25 11:05:00

By Duncan Martell SAN FRANCISCO -- Steve Jobs could be the 21st century Walt Disney, helping the media giant Disney founded to regain its lost lead in animated films. Walt Disney Co. announced on Tuesday it would buy Pixar Animation Studios Inc. for $7.4 billion in stock, giving Jobs one of the largest share holdings and a seat on the board. The Chief Executive of Pixar Animation Studios is nearly a household name as the founder and chief executive of Apple Computer Inc,, where he has...

2006-01-24 00:35:07

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Robert Iger has been authorized by the Disney board to make an offer to buy Pixar Animation Studios Inc and is expected to do so by Tuesday, a source familiar with the matter said late on Monday. Pixar's board of directors is expected to consider the offer on Tuesday as well, said the source, who did not disclose financial terms.

2006-01-24 00:55:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The board of Walt Disney Co. has authorized Chief Executive Robert Iger to make an offer to buy Pixar Animation Studios Inc. and is expected to do so by Tuesday, a source familiar with the matter said late on Monday. Pixar's board is expected to consider the offer on Tuesday as well, said the source, who did not disclose financial terms. Pixar shares closed at $58.27 on Monday on Nasdaq, putting its market value at just under $7 billion. The shares have risen about 12...

2006-01-24 00:55:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The board of Walt Disney Co. has authorized Chief Executive Robert Iger to make an offer to buy Pixar Animation Studios Inc. and is expected to do so by Tuesday, a source familiar with the matter said late on Monday. Pixar's board is expected to consider the offer on Tuesday as well, said the source, who did not disclose financial terms. Pixar shares closed at $58.27 on Monday on Nasdaq, putting its market value at just under $7 billion. The shares have risen about 12...

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2006-01-23 17:27:55

LOS ANGELES -- A key to the success of a possible takeover of Pixar Animation Studios Inc by Walt Disney Co is whether the entertainment giant can nurture the freewheeling culture that led Pixar to a string of box office successes. The companies are in talks over whether Disney should buy Pixar for around $7 billion in stock, making Pixar Chief Executive     Steve Jobs Disney's top shareholder and potential board member. The Disney board is meeting on Monday. Pixar is...

2006-01-22 14:09:46

By Julie MacIntosh PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co. could pick a buyer for ABC Radio within as little as a week or two, and sources close to the deal said Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and Entercom Communications Corp. may end up bidding against each other to determine a winner. The protracted sale of ABC Radio has drawn a variety of bidders, including radio rivals Citadel Broadcasting Corp., Emmis Communications Corp. and Cumulus Media Inc.. But Emmis pulled out of the...

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2006-01-20 06:54:35

LOS ANGELES -- A possible merger of the Walt Disney Co. and Pixar Animation Studios Inc., if successful, could give Pixar chief Steve Jobs the power to break down barriers that have long existed between online content, computer hardware and digital distribution. The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that Disney was in talks to buy Pixar for $6.7 billion in stock, making Jobs -- who is chief of both Apple Computer Inc. and Pixar -- Disney's largest individual shareholder and possibly...

2005-11-06 12:47:07

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Chicken Little," the first fully computer-animated movie produced by Walt Disney Co., exceeded industry expectations by selling $40.1 million in tickets in North American in its first three days of release, the company said on Sunday. Film industry observers had expected the new box office champion to pass the $30 million mark, despite scathing reviews. The film is considered a key test of the ability of Disney, whose fortunes were built on hand-drawn...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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