The Pros And Cons Of Disney And Pixar

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Many mergers tend to fail and many others succeed. A merger is the combining of assets and operations, usually between two similar sized companies, in an agreement to join together. Mergers can cause bankruptcy, job losses, less choices, and even a breakup. On the other hand, they have many advantages such as, increased market share, lower cost of production, and higher competitiveness. Most mergers can be highly risky but with the presence of knowledge and intuition they can be successful. One of the most successful mergers is the merger of Disney and Pixar.

In May 2006, Walt Disney has announced that it is buying Pixar, the animated studio led by Apple head Steve Jobs, in a deal worth $7.4 billion. The merger brings together Disney 's historic franchise of animated characters, such as Mickey, Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck, with Pixar 's stable of cartoon hits, including the two "Toy Story" films, "Finding Nemo" and "The Incredibles."
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The deal was a mutually beneficial transaction as it combined the computer animation power of Pixar with the marketing and distribution strength of Disney. Disney and Pixar can now collaborate without the barriers that come from two different companies with two different sets of shareholders. They should focus on what is most important, creating innovative stories, characters and films that delight millions of people around the world. The addition of Pixar significantly enhances Disney animation, which is a critical creative engine for driving growth across Disney businesses. For the purposes of knowing what caused this merger to be successful, I am going to give some information about Disney and Pixar’s
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