First, Mark explains why this purchase hurts animation artists in the Bay Area:
If you happen to be somebody working in computer animation in the San Francisco Bay Area, there is now one less employer in the market. Pixar and ILM have been charged with collusion, cooperating to make sure that they didn’t hire employees from each other. Now they’re the same company and they can do what they like with hiring policies and pay scales.
If you’re unaware of the collusion charges, read about the case HERE.