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ANIMATION STUDIOS

About

Pixar, also known as Pixar Animation Studios, is an American computer animation film studio best known for its CGI-animated feature films. The studio is based in Emeryville, California. Since the release of its debut feature film Toy Story in 1995, the studio has garnered a large online fanbase for its commercially successful and critically acclaimed production history, as well as its innovative breakthroughs in CGI animation and storytelling.

History

Pixar was founded as The Graphics Group in year 1979. It was one third of Computer Division of Lucasfilm. They produced the unreleased experimental film called The Works. The team worked on special effects film sequences with Industrial Light & Magic in year 1982. The group, which then numbered forty individuals, was created as a corporation with the financial help of Steve Jobs after he was fired from Apple Inc. In year 1986, a short computer animated film called Luxo Jr., which was directed by John Lasseter. It was the first animated film after after Ed Catmull and John Lasseter left Industrial Light and Magic. The film is also the source for Pixar's iconic logo. Their first feature length movie, Toy Story, was released in 1995, which is notable for being the first computer animated feature film ever created. The success of Toy Story resulted in Pixar building a new studio in Emeryville and it opened in year 2000.

Disney Acquisition

In May 2006, Pixar was acquired by its longtime collaborator and partner studio Disney agreed for approximately $7.4 billion in an all-stock deal. Despite the acquisition, the deal ensued that the studio remains a separate entity under the post-merger brand name Disney-Pixar and continues operations from its offices in Emeryville, California.

Notable Productions

Feature Films

As of 2015, Pixar has produced 15 feature-length animated films, 17 original and 10 spin-off short films, in addition to more than a dozen of short series based on popular franchises like Cars and Toy Story.



Toy Story

Toy Story is a CGI animated film series about the secret lives of children's toys that come to life when they are alone. The trilogy consists of Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 2 (1999), and Toy Story 3. Toy Story was the first feature-length computer-animated film ever. It was also the first film produced by Pixar.Toy Story was released on November 22nd, 1995. The film stars the voices of Tom Hanks as toy sheriff Woody and Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear. Toy Story 2 was released on November 24, 1999 and Toy Story 3 was released on June 18th, 2010.


ISNED PIXAR From the creators of NEMO & E TOM HANKS TIM ALLEN DISNEp .PIXAR THE BREAKOUT COMEDY OF THE SUMMER TOY STORY STORY ISNEp PIXAR TOY STORY THE TOYSARE BACK! THANKSGIVIN BD 2010

Short films and Television Specials

In addition to theatrical films, Pixar Animation Studios has produced numerous short films either based off of feature films or original concepts. Starting with Cars Toons, Pixar has began making a series of shorts and specials based around the Cars and Toy Story franchises. A list of Pixar's short films include the following:



*The Adventures of André and Wally B.
*Luxo Jr.
*Red's Dream
*Tin Toy
*Knick Knack
*Geri's Game
*For the Birds
*Mike's New Car
*Boundin'
*Jack-Jack Attack
*One Man Band
*Mater and the Ghostlight
*Lifted
*Your Friend the Rat
*BURN-E
*Presto
*Dug's Special Mission
*George & A.J.
*Partly Cloudy
*Day & Night
*The Legend of Mor'du
*La Luna
*Party Central
*The Blue Umbrella
*Lava


Reception

With the exception of Cars 2 (while still being financially successful), the majority of Pixar films received critical acclaim and financial success, including Toy Story 3 and Finding Nemo, which are among of 50 highest grossing films of all time in box office history.

Pixar Intro Remakes

Pixar Intro Remakes are parodies and remixes of the animation studio's iconic introduction sequence showing a lamp character named Luxo Jr.[1] jumping over the top of each letter in the company's logo.



The Pixar Theory

The Pixar Theory is a hypothesis which posits that every movie produced by Pixar Animation Studios[1] exists within the same universe in a linear timeline. The notion was first popularized in July 2013 after blogger Jon Negroni fleshed out his theory on his personal website.



PIxar Movies in 140 Characters Or Less

Pixar Movies in 140 Characters or Less (#Pixar140orLess) is a series of short summaries breaking down the synopses of every Pixar feature film in a nutshell. The original image macro series was produced by Disney in October 2014.


A RACECAR WITH A BIG EGO GETS STRANDED IN A SMALL TOWN WHERE HE LEARNS A LESSON IN FRIENDSHIP AND DRIVING BACKWARDS AND TRACTOR-TIPPING. Pixar140orLess A FOOD-LOVING RAT WHO DREAMS OF COOKING LEARNS HOW TO CONTROL AN AWKWARD AMATEUR CHEF'S MOVEMENTS VIA HAIR STRANDS TINY HEAD CHEF IS MAD. Pixar140orless A PROTECTIVE DAD FISH AND A FORGETFUL FRIEND FISH SWIM ACROSS THE OCEAN TO FIND THE DAD'S SON, WHO'S BEEN TAKEN TO A DENTIST'S FISH TANK. Pixar140orLess A FAMILY OF SUPERHEROES USES THEIR UNIQUE POWERS TO OVERCOME A REALLY ANGRY BAD GUY WITH REALLY GREAT HAIR Pixar140orLess AR DY A VALUABLE COWBOY TOY IS IN THE HANDS OF A GREEDY TOY COLLECTOR. HIS FRIENDS MUST SAVE HIM BEFORE HE'S SHIPPED TO JAPAN. SAD SONG. Pixar140orless TWO MONSTERS MAKE A LIVING OUT OF SCARING CHILDREN UNTIL THE CUTEST KID EVER FINDS HER WAY INTO THEIR WORLD (AND THEIR HEARTS). Pixar140orless
THE WORLD'S SADDEST MONTAGE IS FOLLOWED BY AN OLD MAN'S TRIP TO S. AMERICA VIA A LOT OF BALLOONS. NEIGHBOR, TALKING DOG, AND ODD BIRD JOIN. # Pixar! 40orLess A LOVESTRUCK ROBOT FOLLOWS HIS LOVE TO OUTER SPACE AND JUST SO HAPPENS TO SAVE MANKIND ALONG THE WAY. LITTLE DIALOGUE. CUE GREAT MUSIC. #Pixar1 40orless 2 VERY DIFFERENT MONSTERS IN COLLEGE TRY TO PROVE BUT YAY FOR FRIENDSHIP! MONSTERS THEIR SCARINESS THROUGH GAMES. TURNS OUT ONE OF THEMISN'T SCARY, GO MONSTERS #Pixar 1400『Less

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Sherwood McCloud
Sherwood McCloud

We finally get a Pixar entry and the first thing people immediately talk about is how bad Cars is.

Every happy place I go to turns into a salt mine.

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