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A Collision of Creativity and Cash at Disney/pixar

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Tow Mater Cars 2

"Cars 2," which has been panned by critics, has all the hallmarks of a franchise.

Disney / Pixar, via Associated Press

When the Walt Disney Company bought Pixar Animation Studios for $7.4 billion in 2006, there was understandable concern that the media conglomerate that drove the famed Disney animation unit into the ground with duds like "Home on the Range" and "Chicken Little" would extinguish the creative flame that had nurtured the quirky and much-loved "Toy Story" and "Finding Nemo."

From The New York Times
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