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Jueves, 2 de febrero de 2006 - 16:49 GMT
Disney compra Pixar
Escena de Buscando a Nemo.
Escena de Buscando a Nemo.

The Disney corporation in the United States has announced that it's buying Pixar film studios for more than seven-billion dollars, in a business deal that will combine two of the biggest names in animated films.

This report from Guto Harri:

This seven-point-four-billion dollar deal links the most established name in animation with the most successful.

Disney is known throughout the world for cartoon characters that successive generations of children have grown up with. Pixar has an unbroken string of blockbuster hits. It produced "The Incredibles", "Toy Story" and "Finding Nemo".

The two companies have worked together on a number of projects over the last decade. But that arrangement was due to end this June. Now, in an all-stock transaction, Walt Disney will take over Pixar and bring its chief executive, Steve Jobs, onto its board.

Mr Jobs is the head of Apple, who recently unveiled the video iPod. That allows people to download films from the internet and watch them wherever and whenever they want on a screen which fits into the palm of their hand. The deal would therefore put Steve Jobs in a pivotal position to link traditional media with the new, or in other words, to bring Hollywood fully onto the web.

deal
acuerdo comercial

an unbroken string of blockbuster hits
una serie de éxitos de taquilla consecutivos

over the last decade
durante esta última década

due to end
estaba previsto a acabar

an all-stock transaction
comprar la otra compañía por medio de una transferencia de acciones

onto its board
en este caso incluir dentro de su junta directiva

unveiled the video iPod
lanzó el iPod para video

to download films
bajar películas de la internet

a pivotal
crucial

link traditional media with the new
vincular los medios de información tradicionales con los nuevos



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