Since Jobs was in charge at Pixar at the time it just made me wonder if maybe the scene inspired him to think up the Macbook Air or was it just random coincidence. Maybe the ad agency just borrowed the concept for the commercial, who knows?
says the article. What do you think? Comments are always open. Thanks A113.
ValleyWag points to a New York Post article on David Price’s book, The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company, in which the article provides and excerpt from the book on why Steve Jobs didn’t want Toy Story 3 to go ahead, even under Pixar’s command.
Two years ago, Pixar was bought by Disney, following often unpleasant negotiations fueled by bad blood between Pixar’s Steve Jobs and Disney chief Michael Eisner. Price writes that as the deal finally was about to be green-lighted, Jobs hauled off with a slap at the company that Mickey Mouse built, saying he felt "sick about Disney doing sequels [to Pixar films], because if you look at the quality of their sequels, like ‘The Lion King 11/2’ and their ‘Peter Pan’ sequels and stuff, it’s pretty embarrassing."
says the article. The article also details how the stress of working on the original Toy Story led an animator to forget about his baby in the car. By the sound of this article, it’s going to be a good book. It’s due out in May.
Steve Jobs just this very minute announced at his Keynote at Macworld ’08, movie rentals on the iTunes Store. Studios that have signed on include, Disney, Warner Bros., Paramount, Universal, Sony, Touchstone, Miramax, MGM, New Line Cinema, Lionsgate and Fox.
On Wednesday, December 5, Steve Jobs was inducted into the California Hall of Fame.
Conceived by First Lady Maria Shriver, the California Hall of Fame was established in 2006 to honor legendary people who embody California’s innovative spirit and have made their mark on history.
Pixar co-founder and Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs definitely meets the criteria.
Check out the gallery of 2007 Inductees for a clickable bio.
(Source: The Pixar Blog)