Friday, 23 April 2010

1995 - Toy Story...

Pixar is an American CGI animation production company based in California and founded in 1986. To date, the studio has earned twenty-four Academy Awards, six Golden Globes, and three Grammys, among many other awards, acknowledgments and achievements. It is best known for its CGI-animated feature films, becoming one of the most critically acclaimed film studios of all time. Pixar started in 1979 as the Graphics Group, a part of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm before it was bought by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 1986. The Walt Disney Company bought Pixar in 2006. The company has made 10 features films since its formation, including Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Monsters Inc., and more recently Up, among many others. Executives John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich have all gained recognition for their achievements, receiving a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.

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