10 Questions for Michael Eisner

It has been a good summer for Disney, with big hits in the multiplexes (Finding Nemo, Pirates of the Caribbean and Freaky Friday) and decent earnings last quarter. Still, CEO Michael Eisner faces plenty of challenges--first among them, renegotiating Disney's distribution contract with Pixar, the computer-animation house behind Nemo and other hits. He talked with TIME's Jeffrey Ressner.

FINDING NEMO WAS A SUMMER SMASH; SINBAD, A MAJOR FLOP. IS TRADITIONAL CEL ANIMATION DEAD? What's dead is bad storytelling. Technology doesn't make the movie; the story makes the movie. We've obviously done very well with computer animation and Pixar.


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