“Pixar Animation Studios Inc.’s upcoming sale to Walt Disney Co. has inspired an audience of investors more interested in buying a piece of paper than a piece of the $7.4 billion deal,” Michael Liedtke reports for The Associated Press. “All these people really want is one of Pixar’s stock certificates, the commemorative scrolls given to shareholders of the computer animation pioneer behind hit movies like ‘Toy Story’ and ‘The Incredibles.'”
Liedtke reports, “Once Disney absorbs the company later this spring, Pixar will stop issuing the colorful certificates decorated with ‘Toy Story’ stars Woody and Buzz Lightyear – just one of the reasons why this particular piece of paper is so treasured. ‘It’s like a piece of art,’ said Brian Giboney, who recently added Pixar to his collection of stock certificates from about 100 different companies. ‘And it’s not something that you are going to be able to buy down the road.'”
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