There are several billion dollar franchises in the East Bay across the Bay from San Francisco, in Oakland.

Pandora is one. Golden State Warriors is another. Neighbors Pixar in Emeryville is another.

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Warriors Basketball vs Pixar Animation

Golden State Warriors play their home games at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.

Pixar, the creators of Toy Story, is in Emeryville, CA, just minutes away from Oracle Arena.

It's really hard to know where Oakland stops and Emeryville starts.

The Warriors have been around since 1946 = 70 years.

TS has been around for 21 years.

Golden State Warriors started in Philadelphia. Played there from 1946-1962. They were the San Francisco Warriors from 1962 - 1971. They have been the Golden State Warriors since 1971.

The T Story artists created the animation franchise in Emeryville. They have been there from the beginning. But the owners have changed. Disney paid over $7B for Pixar in 2006.

The Golden State Warriors have 3 NBA championships.

Toy Story franchise has Two Academy Awards. One for Best Animated Picture. Toy Story 3 was also nominated for Best Picture. Toy Story 3 also won an academy award for the Original song.

The Golden State Warriors have the splash brothers - Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.

TS has Woody and Buzz Light Year.

The GSW make a killing from selling its name and likeness.

TS makes a killing with its video games, soundtracks, TV series, spin-off films, theme park attractions and toys.

The Warriors are trying to win their 4th NBA title.

TS franchise is making its 4th picture, due out in 2018.

Golden State or Toy Story?

Forbes lists all the NBA franchises. Golden State Warriors comes in at 6th.

  1. Knicks
  2. Lakers
  3. Bulls
  4. Celtics
  5. Clippers
  6. Warriors

BoxOfficeMojo ranks Toy Story Number 25 in earnings for movie franchises.

  1. Shrek
  2. Despicable Me
  3. Toy Story

The GSW might set the all-time record most wins in a season.

TS might set a record for beating a good idea to death.

Which is more valuable?

Forbes says that the GSW are worth $1.9 billion.

BoxOfficeMojo says that the TS franchise has earned Pixar $1.92 million in revenue.

Imagine that. If Pixar had just saved all the money they made from selling tickets to Toy Story movies, they could buy their neighbors, the Golden State Warriors, who are vying to become the single-season most wins team of all time.

But they'd better buy them in a hurry. After they win this next NBA title, my bet is the price will go up.

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