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Pixar, Disney to End Partnership

Pixar Animation and the Walt Disney Co. announce they will end the 12-year partnership that has produced such hit movies as Toy Story, Monsters Inc. and Finding Nemo. The two firms failed to agree to the terms of a new contract. Analysts see the split as a blow to Disney, which has struggled recently with its own animated films. Hear NPR's Kim Masters.

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Kim Masters
Kim Masters covers the business of entertainment for NPR News. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She joined NPR in 2003.