Disney, Reanimated

The merger between Disney and the Bay Area's Pixar will likely redraw the lines of the animation world, for better or for worse. Find out where you stand!

B) I dunno ... Michael Eisner set such a high bar for failure.

C) Are you kidding? Steve Jobs will be fine. The guy practically craps iPods. (Bonus point for adding: "OK, technically, he craps iDeas. But it's really the same thing.")

7) The other key figure in the merger is Lassetter, the creative genius who modeled Pixar's initial setup and creative flow on what was in place during the golden age of Disney. The 49-year-old executive wears Hawaiian shirts at work, boasts an office full of windup toys, and has shown up at the Academy Awards in a Wienermobile. One of his favorite pastimes is visiting Disneyland. What role do you think he'll play in reanimating Disney?

A) Quitting in six months.

B) Wait a minute ... how, exactly, are these people billionaires?

C) You know, someone with the class, prestige, and legacy of Walt Disney wouldn't be caught dead in a Wienermobile. He'd have to be thawed out first.

How to score:

Score zero points for every "A" answer, one point for every "B," and two points for every "C."

0-6 points: Here's hoping this isn't the end of creative animation as we know it ... or, just let it die.

7-10 points: This just in -- Michael Jackson is said to be ecstatic about the news. We think. Actually, let's just say he reacted "incoherently," which these days is the closest he gets to joy.

11-14 points: Congratulations! You're a true apologist for the Pixar-Disney merger. And, yes, we're sure Disney animators will continue to draw characters' naughty parts that you can only see if you freeze-frame the DVD. Relax.

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