I think Pixar has the opportunity to be the next Disney – not replace Disney – but be the next Disney.
Steve Jobs, 1998.
We believe it’s the biggest advance in animation since Walt Disney started it all with the release of Snow White 50 years ago.
Why would I ever want to run Disney? Wouldn’t it make more sense just to sell them Pixar and retire?
Steve Jobs, 2003.
You just are yourself, and you work with other people. If you’re inspiring to other people, it makes an impression on them. For example, I hear people at Disney talking about what it was like to work with Walt. They loved him. I know that people at Pixar are going to talk about their days with John Lasseter in the same way. Who knows? Maybe someday somebody will feel that way about working with me. I have no idea.
Steve Jobs, 1998