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The Evolution of Pixar

The history of Pixar's accomplishments from 1979 to the present.
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The Evolution of Pixar
Ed Catmull
Steve Jobs
John Lasseter
President, Walt Disney & Pixar Animation Studios
CEO Apple Inc., Former CEO Pixar Animation Studios
Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney & Pixar Animation Studios and Principle Creative Advisor, Walt Disney Imagineering
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1979...
Ed Catmull was hired by George Lucas to lead Lucasfilm's Computer Division.
1983...
John Lasseter was invited to become a member of the graphics group at Lucasfilm's Computer Division. That same year, he worked on...
Thomas Porter's Pool Ball Image

1984...
John Lasseter was employed and joined the Computer Division as a full-time Interface Designer.
A partly finished version of
Andre & Wally B.
was shown at SIGGRAPH (
S
pecial
I
nterest
G
roup on
GRAPH
ics and Interactive Techniques).

1986...
George Lucas sold the Computer Graphics Division to Steve Jobs, who recreated it to be a new company named "Pixar."
1986...
Luxo Jr.
was completed and released at SIGGRAPH. It was also shown for public audiences at local theaters in Los Angeles.
Luxo Jr.
became the first three-dimensional film that was computer animated to be nominated for the Best Animated Short Film Academy Award.
1987...
Red's Dream
was completed. It contains modern rain effects and complex lighting, creating a mysterious mood/atmosphere.
1988...
Pixar completed
Tin Toy
. A work-in-progress version was shown at SIGGRAPH. Later that year, the short officially premiered at the Ottawa International Film Fest.
Tin Toy
was the first computer animated film to win an Oscar. It received the Best Animated Short Film Academy Award.
1989...
Pixar completed its next short film,
Knick Knack
. A partially finished version was screened at that year's SIGGRAPH. It was the first of the company's animations to be produced in stereoscopic 3D.
1995...
Toy Story
, the world's first full-length animated film was released.The movie made $192 million nationally and $362 million globally, which made it the highest grossing film of 1995.
1997...
Pixar completed
Geri's Game
. Pixar animators wanted to take human and clothing animation to new levels in this short film.
Geri's Game
won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. This was the second time that Pixar was a recipient of this award.
1998...
Pixar released their second feature film,
A Bug's Life
in theaters everywhere, along with
Geri's Game
. The movie broke U.S. Thanksgiving box office records.
A Bug's Life
was nominated for the Best Original Musical or Comedy Score Award.
1999...
Toy Story 2
, the sequel to
Toy Story
, was released in theaters. It was the first animated sequel to gross more than its original.
Toy Story 2
was nominated for the Best Original Song Academy Award for "When She Loved Me."
2000...
For the Birds
premiered at the Annecy International Film Festival in France. In this short film, the Pixar team created feathers that moved realistically and looked natural.
2001...
Monsters, Inc.
was released in theaters, along with
For the Birds
. In only a little over a week, Monsters, Inc. made more than $100 million in theaters, faster than any animated motion picture in the history of film! The record-breaking movie was also nominated for two Oscars and won one for Best Song.
2002...
Mike's New Car
, the first Pixar short film that featured characters from one of their movies, premiered. The short was nominated for the Best Animated Short Film Oscar.
2003...
Finding Nemo
was released in theaters, along with a perfected copy of
Knick Knack
. This film broke weekend box office records across the nation for an animated motion picture.
Finding Nemo
was nominated for four Academy Awards and won the Best Animated Feature Oscar.
2003...
Boundin'
premiered and was nominated for the Best Animated Short Film Oscar.
2004...
Pixar released their next feature film,
The Incredibles
. Opening weekend box office made $70 million, breaking all of Pixar's previous records. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, and won Oscars for The Best Animated Feature Film and Achievement in Sound Editing.
2005...
Pixar's
One Man Band
premiered worldwide at the Annecy International Film Festival. In this particular short film, music is used instead of words. The composer and directors worked with each other to put the “script” together.
One Man Band
was nominated for the Best Animated Short Film Oscar.
2006...
Cars
was released. For Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song,
Cars
won two Oscars.
Pixar celebrated its 20th anniversary and was purchased by Disney.
Ed Catmull became President of Pixar and John Lasseter became Chief Creative Officer of Disney and Pixar Animation Studios.
2006...
Lifted
premiered at Laemmle’s Colorado Theater. The short film was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.
2007...
Ratatouille
, an old school-styled Pixar film, was released in theaters. It received five Academy Award nominations and won the Best Animated Feature Oscar.
2008...
WALL•E
was released in theaters. Since the main characters were robots, sound design took an important role. Simple noises that weren’t real words had to be designed to sound meaningful. This was Pixar’s first movie to have scenes with live actors.
WALL•E
was nominated for six Oscars and won the Best Animated Feature Film Academy Award.
2008...
Presto
premiered at the Annecy International Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.
2009...
Pixar’s next feature film, Up, became the first animated film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Up was nominated for five Oscars. It received the Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Score.
2009...
Partly Cloudy
was released in theaters alongside
Up
.
2010...
Toy Story 3
was released in theaters. Being the first to make a billion dollars, this record-breaker became the highest grossing animated film ever.
Toy Story 3
received five Oscar nominations, and won Academy Awards for the Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song.
2010...
Day and Night
premiered at the Annecy International Film Festival and was nominated for the Best Animated Short Film Oscar.
2011...
La Luna
, with its stunning computer graphics, was nominated for the Best Animated Short Film Oscar.
2012...
Brave
was released in theaters. The main character of the film, Merida, has big, red, frizzy hair. It took over a year to get the correct look the character designers were looking for.
Brave
also received the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.
Pixar’s most recent films are
Monsters University
, a sequel to
Monsters, Inc.
, and the short film,
The Blue Umbrella
. More feature films and shorts are in the works, such as
Finding Dory
, the sequel to
Finding Nemo
. You can even see Pixar characters all around the Disney parks. Pixar continues to imagine and enhance technology to this day.
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