It’s beginning to look official. Britain’s TELEGRAPH is reporting today that Pixar’s board will meet on Monday to approve Disney’s $7 billion takeover bid. The deal would make Steve Jobs the single largest Disney shareholder. It’s a little too early to begin discussing the implications of what all this means, but this is truly as massive a shakeup in the animation world as could be imagined. At this point, it’s easy to see it going either way: either Lasseter and company will shine their creative light upon Disney helping to revitalize the Mouse’s slumbering animation division or Disney’s corporate bureaucracy will drag down Pixar with it and we’ll enter a new era of films like THE INCREDIBLES MEET WOODY AND BUZZ. One thing is for certain: there’s going to be a hell of a lot to talk about on the Brew here in 2006.