Being part of Disney would mean Pixar would be protected in ways it couldn’t as a stand-alone public company. “Our board,” says Lasseter, “did amazing due diligence. They told us that having one hit per year for a decade going forward was already built in to our valuation. And since the shareholders, whom the board represented, would always want growth, eventually that one-movie-per-year model was not going to cut it. We would have to start making television shows, or many more movies a year.” It did seem, he decided, that the best way for Pixar to cement into place the way of life it loved was to sell itself to the company it had battled for so long.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
All of the VR companies raking in that venture capital, have you built in to your model the grinding treadmill you’ve been set up to take a deadly run on?
You’ll go from meticulously and carefully producing a Star Wars to churning out total shit like the Star Wars Holiday Special.