Steve Jobs - Chapter 33: Pixar's Friends Summary & Analysis

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The chapter opens with conflict. Katzenberg, now at Dreamworks, heard about Pixar's "Bug's Life" and was attempting to make a similar movie, "Antz." Lasseter and Jobs attempted to stop them or move the release date of "Antz," but was unsuccessful. Regardless, "Bug's Life" made significantly more money than "Antz." After Pixar released "Toy Story 2," Jobs designed the new Pixar office, designing it in such a way as to promote random employee encounters. Lasseter loved this idea.

However, the honeymoon phase was over between Pixar and Disney. Disney was angry regarding Apple's use of the word "rip" in their iTunes advertising (they thought that this promoted stealing). They began to renegotiate their deal, and Eisner thought he had leverage because he believed that Pixar's next movie, "Finding Nemo," was not as good as their previous work. Disney also threatened Pixar by possibly deciding...

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