It was a good week for Pixar's
The record-breaking showing made mincemeat out of Disney's
That will be just fine for Pixar, a winning Motley Fool Stock Advisor newsletter recommendation. Maybe Pixar will someday deliver a theatrical dud, but it's batting 6-for-6 so far, and all of them have been homers. (OK, maybe A Bug's Life was more like a ground-rule double, but that's still a 3.666 slugging percentage that would make Barry Bonds blush.)
So why did Pixar's latest release fare so well on the retail front? It was a multiplex blockbuster, yet it didn't topple DreamWorks Animation's
With every passing month, more and more couch potatoes are migrating to the DVD format -- and DVD owners buy more films than VCR owners do. Feature animation is an easy sell, especially since kids are likely to relish the replay value of the better-rendered offerings. That's why Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, and even Fox
Things will get even more interesting later this year, when HD-DVD and Blu-ray are introduced as upgrades to the traditional DVD disc. The rollout will persuade many DVD owners to once again upgrade some of the titles in their collection. In other words, it pays to draw -- as long as you draw well.
Some more recently drawn headlines:
- Disney did have a good showing with Bambi earlier this month.
- Yet Pixar isn't happy to see Disney making sequels off its creations.
- Iger may help smooth things over, but his legacy will have to start elsewhere.
- Talk about it all and then some in our Pixar discussion board.
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz owns all of the Pixar releases on DVD. Yes, he owns shares of Pixar, too -- and Disney. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. The Fool has a disclosure policy.