In an attempt to find some sort of middle ground with all you liberal monkey forum whores, I bring you something with no controversy:
The opening of 'Finding Nemo' blasted away previous records held by 'Monster's Inc.' (also of Pixar) in terms of ticket sales for an animated movie. Even more impressive when you consider the price of children and non-evening tickets.
Pixar and Disney split production costs and profits. Disney does the marketing and distribution.
With two years left on their contract (2 more movies) Pixar (owned by Steve Jobs, btw) are already considering taking offers from Sony and AOL.
Will Disney be able to keep these guys? I sure as hell hope so, but I'm willing to bet its going to cost a whole lot more.
Pixar rocks. With exception of Disney's bone-headed move to support a Mike Moore flick, they rock, too. Its a great match, and one, I hope contines for a long time.