Pixar's Oscar triumph could well see it being wooed by a raft of top studios, reports Reuters.
Pixar – whose CEO is Apple CEO Steve Jobs – last night landed a Best Animated Film Oscar for Finding Nemo. Receiving the coveted stauette was director Andrew Stanton, who said the award "has legitimized Pixar's approach to making films".
According to Reuters, it is also means that a host of studios will pursue Pixar with even more vigour. These studios are said to include Warner Bros, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Pictures, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
The win follows the highly publicized Pixar/Disney split, which saw Pixar ending its distribution agreement with Disney. Finding Nemo, Toy Story and Monsters, Inc. were all produced under the terms of an agreement between the two companies.
Disney has never won an Academy Award for Best Animated Film, although the prize has only been in existence for the past three years.