Pixar was formed February 3, 1986, in Richmond, California, the studio is located in Emeryville, California. Pixar was founded by Ed Catmull, Ally Ray Smith, And Steve Jobs. Jobs purchased the Computer Division from George Lucas and established the group as an independent company. This computer division was the Computer Animation Production System(CAPS), this would soon revolutionize the creation of traditionally animated films.
“Luxo Jr.” became the first Pixar short film with the directorial debut of John Lasseter, this will go on to become the first three-dimensional computer-animated film to be nominated for an Oscar, receiving a nomination for Best Short Film (animated).
Disney and Pixar announced an agreement in 1991 “to make and distribute at least one computer-generated animated movie.” This movie would soon become a favorite to many. In 1995, the world’s first computer-animated feature film Toy Story was released. “Toy Story is recognized with Academy Award® nominations for Best Original Song, Best Original Score, and Best Original Screenplay—the first time an animated film is recognized for screenwriting. John Lasseter receives a Special Achievement Oscar® from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his “inspired leadership of the Pixar Toy Story Team resulting in the first feature-length computer-animated film.” This movie was just the beginning of Disney and Pixar collaboration
After 33 years, Pixar has created multiple well-known movies and short films for all to enjoy. I am looking forward to seeing what new movies and short films come from Pixar.
Congratulations Pixar on 33 years.
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