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post #11 of 17
Whaat. You mean they didn't just go to a temp agency to get someone to sit on their board? Shocking.

Good move, makes sense.
post #12 of 17
Yet, you still won't be able to watch Cars 2 in HD on a Apple product.
post #13 of 17
Steve Jobs had a really intense relationship with Disney back when Pixar was still his baby. Iger is perfectly comfortable amongst the Apple folks.
post #14 of 17
What kind of Mickey Mouse organization is this, anyway?
post #15 of 17
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I think that means that he was one of the people dressed as Disney characters to take pictures or during one of their parades or something at places like Disneyland and Disneyworld.
     
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post #16 of 17
Probably a pretty good business move. From what I remember, Apple and Disney have always been pretty close.
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Probably a pretty good business move. From what I remember, Apple and Disney have always been pretty close.

Steve Jobs owned Pixar, which was bought out by Disney. Part of the deal was he became the largest single shareholder of Disney's stock, so Jobs joined the board at Disney.

It's also worth pointing out that media company partnerships are very important for Apple's ambitions towards TV/movie content in iTunes and on their devices. Disney just so happens to own ABC and Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group.
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