Jobs was furious, and he was far more practiced than Lasseter at giving vent to his emotions.
He called Katzenberg and started yelling.
Katzenberg made an offer:
He would delay production of Antz if Jobs and Disney would move A Bug's Life so that it didn't compete with Prince of Egypt.
"It was a blatant extortion attempt, and I didn't go for it," Jobs recalled.
He told Katzenberg there was nothing he could do to make Disney change the release date.
"Of course you can," Katzenberg replied. "You can move mountains. You taught me how!"
He said that when Pixar was almost bankrupt, he had come to its rescue by giving it the deal to do Toy Story.
"I was the one guy there for you back then, and now you're allowing them to use you to screw me."
He suggested that if Jobs wanted to, he could simply slow down production on A Bug' s Life without telling Disney.
If he did, Katzenberg said, he would put Antz on hold.
"Don't even go there," Jobs replied.