Jobs and Iger on Disney and Pixar
Appleinsider posts some excerpts from a CNBC interview with both Steve Jobs and Disney CEO Bob Iger.
Jobs of course promises "a pretty exciting next five years", but also makes an interesting comment on animation films:
"You may watch your favorite live action film three, four, or five times in your life," said Jobs. "But for a great animation film, your kids may watch it a dozen or a hundred times."
Jobs opinion may be evolving. In the past he did not distinguish animation films from other films, and used a similar argument against the utility of portable video players:
But how many times in your life do you watch a movie? Most people probably wouldnt watch even their favorite movies ten times in their lives, and therefore are dont buy nearly as many movies as they do songs or CDs.
This time, he states that he expects movies on these portable devices may play an important role in the future. Recent rumors/speculation has claimed that Apple may release an "actual" Video iPod this year.
Incidentally, of note, Bob Iger states that he has seen "Cars" and said it was one of the best films he'd ever seen.
Meanwhile, Disney has added many Short Films for sale on the iTunes music store (itunes link).