Jobs - "Pixar Creates Original Stories"
29, 2001 - by digitalmediafx.com) In a possible jab at DreamWorks,
Pixar CEO Steve Jobs has said that Pixar focuses on original
stories versus buying past works like some other companies.
The exact comment, made to the LA Times, is as follows:
date, we haven't bought fairy tales or Harry Potter," Jobs
said. "We came up with original story ideas inside of Pixar
and made them into movies... Every film has had a story crisis.
It's a necessary part of the process."
recent Shrek hit was based on a book as is several of
its upcoming animated productions (however, the story created
by DreamWorks was vastly different from the book).
also put the release of the Shrek 2-Disc DVD up against
the launch of Monsters, Inc. this Friday. So far, Pixar
seems to be winning the media war with extensive coverage of
Monsters, Inc. appearing in magazines, newspapers, and
on TV. Early reviews of Monsters, Inc. have been very
positive and the attachment of the first Star Wars: Episode
2 trailer is also likely to boost the film's initial box