If newspaper reviews are any sign, today's extremely negative story in the New York Times on Walt Disney's 'Chicken Little' could be a positive sign for Pixar.
So far, Disney has a distribution deal for Pixar movies, but this will end after 'Cars', to be released next summer. Both companies are probably working out a new deal, possibly to be announced at Tuesday's earnings release from Pixar. Disappointing box office results for 'Chicken Little' could prove that only Pixar, not Disney, knows how to make great CA-movies.
Also, next Tuesday Pixar will probably detail its movie release schedule after 'Cars'. Possibly, 'Ratatouille' is next for 2007.