Michael Eisner will take what today's (Wednesday) New York Post
describes as "a subtle jab" at Robert Iger, who succeeded him as CEO of the
Walt Disney Co. when the two appear on Eisner's CNBC talk show Thursday night.
According to the newspaper, Eisner calls Disney's $7.4-billion acquisition of
Pixar Animation "expensive" and a "big bet." He also dismissed widespread
reports that he was unable to reach an agreement with Pixar's Steve Jobs
because of a strained relationship. It was "quite the opposite," Eisner
reportedly says on the show. "I made the original Pixar deal, I made the second
Pixar deal. My issue with Steve Jobs was about money."
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The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.