Pixar

American animation studio

Pixar Animation Studios, or simply Pixar, is an American computer animation studio. It is known for its advanced CGI productions. It has been a partner of Disney for many years. In 2006, Disney bought the company.[1]

Pixar Animation Studios
Subsidiary of Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group (Disney)
IndustryCGI animation
FoundedFebruary 3, 1986
HeadquartersEmeryville, California, United States
Key people
Ed Catmull, President, Disney and Pixar Animation Studios
John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer, Disney and Pixar Animation Studios
ProductsRenderMan, Marionette Formerly Toy Story 1995-2020
ParentThe Walt Disney Company
WebsitePixar.com

Pixar started as a division of George Lucas' Lucasfilm in early 1979. In 1986, Apple Inc. founder Steve Jobs bought it for $10 million. He worked as a chairman and CEO until 2011.[2]

The company has made a total of 28 movies and short films based on the characters, starting with Toy Story which was released on November 22, 1995, Toy Story 2 was premiered in 1999 and Toy Story 3 was made in 2010. The fourth film of the franchise is Toy Story 4 which released in 2019. The Toy Story franchise has globally become the highest-grossing animated films of all time and has also released several short films and several television series.

MoviesEdit

ReleasedEdit

Title Release date Director(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Composer(s)
Story Screenplay
Toy Story November 22, 1995 John Lasseter John Lasseter

Pete Docter Andrew Stanton Joe Ranft

Joss Whedon

Andrew Stanton Joel Cohen Alec Sokolow

Bonnie Arnold

Ralph Guggenheim

Randy Newman
A Bug's Life November 25, 1998 John Lasseter John Lasseter

Andrew Stanton Joe Ranft

Andrew Stanton

Donald McEnery Bob Shaw

Darla K. Anderson

Kevin Reher

Toy Story 2 November 24, 1999 John Lasseter John Lasseter

Pete Docter Ash Brannon Andrew Stanton

Andrew Stanton

Rita Hsiao Doug Chamberlin Chris Webb

Helene Plotkin

Karen Robert Jackson

Monsters, Inc. November 2, 2001 Pete Docter Pete Docter

Jill Culton Jeff Pidgeon Ralph Eggleston

Andrew Stanton

Dan Gerson

Darla K. Anderson
Finding Nemo May 30, 2003 Andrew Stanton Andrew Stanton

Bob Peterson David Reynolds

Graham Walters Thomas Newman
The Incredibles November 5, 2004 Brad Bird John Walker Michael Giacchino
Cars June 9, 2006 John Lasseter John Lasseter

Joe Ranft Jorgen Klubien

Dan Fogelman

John Lasseter Joe Ranft Phil Lorin Kiel Murray Jorgen Klubien

Darla K. Anderson Randy Newman
Ratatouille June 29, 2007 Brad Bird Jan Pinkava

Jim Capobianco Brad Bird

Brad Bird Brad Lewis Michael Giacchino
WALL-E June 27, 2008 Andrew Stanton Andrew Stanton

Pete Docter

Andrew Stanton

Jim Reardon

Jim Morris Thomas Newman
Up May 29, 2009 Pete Docter Pete Docter

Bob Peterson Tom McCarthy

Bob Peterson

Pete Docter

Jonas Rivera Michael Giacchino
Toy Story 3 June 18, 2010 Lee Unkrich John Lasseter

Andrew Stanton Lee Unkrich

Michael Arndt Darla K. Anderson Randy Newman
Cars 2 June 24, 2011 John Lasseter John Lasseter

Brad Lewis Dan Fogelman

Ben Queen Denise Ream Michael Giacchino
Brave June 22, 2012 Mark Andrews

Brenda Chapman

Brenda Chapman Mark Andrews

Steve Purcell Brenda Chapman Irene Mecchi

Katherine Sarafian Patrick Doyle
Monsters University June 21, 2013 Dan Scanlon Dan Scanlon

Dan Gerson Robert L. Baird

Dan Gerson

Robert L. Baird Dan Scanlon

Kori Rae Randy Newman
Inside Out June 19, 2015 Pete Docter Pete Docter

Ronnie del Carmen

Pete Docter

Meg LeFauve Josh Cooley

Jonas Rivera Michael Giacchino
The Good Dinosaur November 25, 2015 Peter Sohn Original Concept and Development by:Bob Peterson Denise Ream Mychael Danna

Jeff Danna

Peter Sohn

Erik Benson Meg LeFauve Kelsey Mann Bob Peterson

Meg LeFauve
Finding Dory June 17, 2016 Andrew Stanton Andrew Stanton

Victoria Strouse

Lindsey Collins Thomas Newman
Cars 3 June 16, 2017 Brian Fee Brian Fee

Ben Queen Eyal Podell Jonathan E. Stewart

Kiel Murray

Bob Peterson Mike Rich

Kevin Reher Randy Newman
Coco November 22, 2017 Lee Unkrich Lee Unkrich

Jason Katz Matthew Aldrich Adrian Molina

Adrian Molina

Matthew Aldrich

Darla K. Anderson Michael Giacchino
Incredibles 2 June 15, 2018 Brad Bird John Walker

Nicole Paradis Grindle

Michael Giacchino
Toy Story 4 June 21, 2019 Josh Cooley John Lasseter

Andrew Stanton Josh Cooley Valerie LaPointe Rashida Jones Will McCormack Martin Hynes Stephany Folsom

Andrew Stanton

Stephany Folsom

Mark Nielsen

Jonas Rivera

Randy Newman
Onward March 6, 2020 Dan Scanlon Dan Scanlon

Keith Bunin Jason Headley

Dan Scanlon

Jason Headley Keith Bunin

Kori Rae Mychael Danna

Jeff Danna

Soul December 25, 2020 Pete Docter Pete Docter

Mike Jones Kemp Powers

Dana Murray Trent Reznor

Atticus Ross

Luca June 18, 2021 Enrico Casarosa Enrico Casarosa

Jesse Andrews Simon Stephenson

Jesse Andrews

Mike Jones

Andrea Warren Dan Romer
Turning Red March 11, 2022 Domee Shi Domee Shi

Julia Cho Sarah Streicher

Julia Cho

Domee Shi

Lindsey Collins Ludwig Göransson
Lightyear June 17, 2022 Angus MacLane Angus MacLane

Matthew Aldrich Jason Headley

Jason Headley

Angus MacLane

Galyn Susman Michael Giacchino

UpcomingEdit

Title Release date Director(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Composer(s)
Story Screenplay
Elemental June 16, 2023 Peter Sohn TBA TBA Denise Ream TBA
Elio March 1, 2024 Adrian Molina Mary Alice Drumm
Inside Out 2 June 14, 2024 Kelsey Mann Meg LeFauve Mark Nielsen

Short moviesEdit

  • Adventures of André & 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
  • Lifted
  • Mater and the Ghostlight
  • Your Friend, the Rat
  • Presto
  • BURN-E
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Dug's Special Mission
  • George & A.J.
  • Day & Night
  • La Luna
  • The Legend of Mor'du
  • The Blue Umbrella
  • Party Central
  • Lava
  • Sanjay's Super Team
  • Riley's First Date?
  • Piper
  • Lou
  • Bao
  • 22 vs Earth
  • Ciao Alberto

Cars Toons

  • Rescue Squad Mater
  • Mater The Greater
  • El Materdor
  • Tokyo Mater
  • Unidentified Flying Mater
  • Monsters Truck Mater
  • Heavy Metal Mater
  • Moon Mater
  • Mater Private Eye
  • Air Mater
  • Time Travel Mater

Toy Story Toons

  • Hawaiian Vacation
  • Small Fry
  • Partysaurus Rex

ReferencesEdit

  1. Smith, Alvy Ray. "Pixar Founding Documents". Alvy Ray Smith Homepage. Archived from the original on April 27, 2005. Retrieved January 11, 2011.
  2. "Walt Disney Company, Form 8-K, Current Report, Filing Date Jan 26, 2006" (PDF). secdatabase.com. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 13, 2018. Retrieved May 12, 2018.

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