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Pixar Animation Studios Inc. Company Profile
Pixar Animation Studios keeps computer-generating hits. The company has produced about a dozen full-length animated movies, including the first fully computer-animated feature "Toy Story" (1995), as well as the more recent Brave (2012), Cars 2 (2011), and Toy Story 3 (2010). Its proprietary software -- Marionette (modeling, animating, lighting), Ringmaster (production management), and RenderMan (image rendering) -- makes 3D-style animation. RenderMan was used to create some of the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park and space creatures in the Star Wars films. Pixar has accounted for a large chunk of the animation box office in recent years. Its films are released by Disney, which in 2006 bought Pixar for $7.4 billion.
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Contact Information
Address: 1200 Park Ave.
Emeryville, CA 94608
Phone:510-922-3000
Fax:510-922-3151
Financial Highlights
Fiscal Year End:December
Key People
President, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios: Edwin E. (Ed) Catmull
Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Stud: John A. Lasseter
Industry Information
Sector: Services
Industry: Movie Production, Theaters
Top Competitors
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (dwa)
The Jim Henson Company, Inc.
Lucasfilm Ltd.
 


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