Soon after Robert Iger took over as CEO of the Walt Disney Company in late 2005, he turned his attention to Pixar, who had worked with the Disney animation studio in 1991, and was responsible for producing hits such as Toy Story and Finding Nemo. Disney’s animated film company had called in decline since Jeffrey Katzenberg on the income from the partnership with Pixar left to rival studio DreamWorks and the business to establish to maintain performance. With the Co-Production Agreem … Read more »

Soon after Robert Iger took over as CEO of the Walt Disney Company in late 2005, he turned his attention to Pixar, who had worked with the Disney animation studio in 1991, and was responsible for producing hits such as Toy Story and Finding Nemo. Disney’s animated film company had called in decline since Jeffrey Katzenberg on the income from the partnership with Pixar left to rival studio DreamWorks and the business to establish to maintain performance. With the Co-Production Agreement between the two studios comes to an end in 2006, Pixar looking to negotiate better terms with another distributor. Disney could they risk?
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Juan Alcacer,
David J. Collis
Mary Furey
Source: HBS Premier Case Collection
28 pages.
Release Date: 2 March 2009. Prod #: 709 462 PDF-ENG
The Walt Disney Company and Pixar Inc.: To buy or not buy? HBR case solution