The New York Times thinks Disney may make an offer for Apple CEO Steve Jobs' other company, Pixar.
A report yesterday suggested Jobs would be willing to sell Pixar, but for the right price. In this case that's $5.9 billion. It's more likely Jobs will negotiate for Disney to extend its distribution deal with Pixar.
The report presumes that Disney may plump to make such an offer if its in-house animated movie Chicken Little fails to fly at box office. Such a result would underline how important Pixar is to Disney.
Jobs and Disney CEO Robert Iger: "Have been in talks since early summer to extend an agreement for Disney to continue distributing Pixar films. But according to two people with knowledge of the talks, serious negotiations have not begun, as both sides wait to see how 'Chicken Little' performs in movie theatres," the report claims.
Jobs would "evaluate any Pixar partnership based on where he could get the best deal for the studio, not on his developing friendship with Iger," the report adds.