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2006-06-05 20:01:06

By Michael Rechtshaffen - Review LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - It might not be way up there in "The Incredibles"/"Finding Nemo"/"Toy Story" stratosphere, but the charming "Cars" is nevertheless a thoroughly pleasant trip. While the other guys are still hawking talking animals, the folks at Pixar Animation continue to up the anthropomorphic ante with terrific characters and crowd-pleasing storytelling that are as much a part of the company's much-deserved success as all that...

2006-06-06 00:00:00

By Michael Rechtshaffen - Review LOS ANGELES -- It might not be way up there in "The Incredibles"/"Finding Nemo"/"Toy Story" stratosphere, but the charming "Cars" is nevertheless a thoroughly pleasant trip. While the other guys are still hawking talking animals, the folks at Pixar Animation continue to up the anthropomorphic ante with terrific characters and crowd-pleasing storytelling that are as much a part of the company's much-deserved success as all that state-of-the-art technology....

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...

2006-01-24 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...

2006-01-19 04:45:00

NEW YORK -- Walt Disney Co. is in serious talks about an acquisition of Pixar Animation Studios, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. The newspaper report said terms under discussion would have Disney pay a small premium to Pixar's current stock market value of $6.7 billion. The deal would be a stock transaction and make Pixar Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs the biggest individual shareholder in Disney, the newspaper reported. The talks are...

2005-11-06 19:46:18

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Chicken Little," Walt Disney Co.'s first fully computer-animated movie, opened to a better-than-expected $40.1 million at the North American box office, the company said on Sunday. Disney had conservatively predicted the closely watched film would sell at least $30 million worth of tickets in its first three days Chuck Viane, the company's president of domestic theatrical distribution, said the higher-than-expected figure was "pretty neat."...

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2005-11-06 15:55:00

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES - "Chicken Little," Walt Disney Co.'s first fully computer-animated movie, opened to a better-than-expected $40.1 million at the North American box office, the company said on Sunday. Disney had conservatively predicted the closely watched film would sell at least $30 million worth of tickets in its first three days Chuck Viane, the company's president of domestic theatrical distribution, said the higher-than-expected figure was "pretty neat." "Chicken Little" is...

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...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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