Steve Jobs

Pixar Animation Studios CEO Steve Jobs demonstrates the Mac OS X, with graphics from the Pixar animated movie Toy Story 2 during the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco on Jan. 5, 2000. Pixar announced 29 January, 2004, it was pulling out of its Oscar-winning deal with the Walt Disney Co., that has produced such hits as 'Finding Nemo' and 'Monsters Inc.' Pixar said it had ended talks to extend the five-film distribution deal that has raked in more than 2.5 billion USD at the box office and is due to expire in 2005. The deal broke down reportedly over Pixar's demands for a bigger share in profits. 'After ten months of trying to strike a deal with Disney, we're moving on,' Jobs announced in a statement from his California headquarters.

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Pixar Animation Studios CEO Steve Jobs demonstrates the Mac OS X, with graphics from the Pixar animated movie Toy Story 2 during the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco on Jan. 5, 2000. Pixar announced 29 January, 2004, it was pulling out of its Oscar-winning deal with the Walt Disney Co., that has produced such hits as 'Finding Nemo' and 'Monsters Inc.' Pixar said it had ended talks to extend the five-film distribution deal that has raked in more than 2.5 billion USD at the box office and is due to expire in 2005. The deal broke down reportedly over Pixar's demands for a bigger share in profits. 'After ten months of trying to strike a deal with Disney, we're moving on,' Jobs announced in a statement from his California headquarters.

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