Pacific Data Images

American animation studio owned by DreamWorks Animation

Pacific Data Images (PDI) was an American computer animation production company that was bought by DreamWorks SKG in 2000. It was renamed PDI/DreamWorks and was owned by DreamWorks Animation.

Pacific Data Images
IndustryCGI animation
Motion pictures
FoundedJanuary 1, 1980; 44 years ago (1980-01-01)
FounderCarl Rosendahl
DefunctJanuary 22, 2015; 9 years ago (2015-01-22)
FateShut down
United States
OwnerDreamWorks Animation
Number of employees
450 (January 2015)[1]

Founded in 1980 by Carl Rosendahl, PDI was one of the pioneers of computer animation. It produced over 700 commercials, contributed visual effects to more than 70 feature movies, and produced and contributed to many DreamWorks Animation's movies, including the second computer-animated movie ever, Antz, and movies from the Shrek and Madagascar franchises

References change

  1. "PDI/DreamWorks Closing; Half Of Staff Laid Off". Deadline Hollywood. January 22, 2015.