American computer animation studio
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Pixar Animation Studios (/ˈpɪksɑːr/) or simply Pixar, is an American 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.[2] The company’s studio lot is located in Emeryville, California.

Pixar Animation Studios
Company typeSubsidiary
FoundedFebruary 3, 1986; 38 years ago (1986-02-03) in Richmond, California
Headquarters1200 Park Avenue, ,
Area served
Key people
ProductsComputer animations
Number of employees
1,233 (2020) Edit this on Wikidata
ParentWalt Disney Studios (2006–present)
Websitewww.pixar.com Edit this at Wikidata
Footnotes / references

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.[4]

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.




Title Release date Director(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Release by Composer(s) Note(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

Theatrical 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 First Pixar in 3D.
Toy Story 3 June 18, 2010 Lee Unkrich John Lasseter

Andrew Stanton Lee Unkrich

Michael Arndt Darla K. Anderson Randy Newman Second Pixar in 3D.

First Pixar in IMAX.

Cars 2 June 24, 2011 John Lasseter John Lasseter

Brad Lewis Dan Fogelman

Ben Queen Denise Ream Michael Giacchino Third Pixar in 3D.

Second Pixar in IMAX.

Brave June 22, 2012 Mark Andrews

Brenda Chapman

Brenda Chapman Mark Andrews

Steve Purcell Brenda Chapman Irene Mecchi

Katherine Sarafian Patrick Doyle Fourth Pixar in 3D.
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 Fifth Pixar in 3D.
Inside Out June 19, 2015 Pete Docter Pete Docter

Ronnie del Carmen

Pete Docter

Meg LeFauve Josh Cooley

Jonas Rivera Michael Giacchino Sixth Pixar in 3D.

Third Pixar in IMAX.

The Good Dinosaur November 25, 2015 Peter Sohn Bob Peterson Denise Ream Mychael Danna

Jeff Danna

Seventh Pixar in 3D.
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 Eighth Pixar in 3D.

Fourth Pixar in IMAX.

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 Ninth Pixar in 3D.

Fifth Pixar in IMAX.

Coco November 22, 2017 Lee Unkrich Lee Unkrich

Jason Katz Matthew Aldrich Adrian Molina

Adrian Molina

Matthew Aldrich

Darla K. Anderson Michael Giacchino Tenth Pixar in 3D.

First Pixar’s Musical.

Incredibles 2 June 15, 2018 Brad Bird John Walker

Nicole Paradis Grindle

Michael Giacchino Eleventh Pixar in 3D.

Sixth Pixar in IMAX.

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 Twelveth Pixar in 3D.

Seventh Pixar in IMAX.

Onward March 6, 2020 Dan Scanlon Dan Scanlon
Keith Bunin
Jason Headley
Dan Scanlon
Jason Headley
Keith Bunin
Kori Rae Mychael Danna
Jeff Danna
Thirteenth Pixar in 3D.
Eighth Pixar in IMAX.
Soul December 25, 2020 Pete Docter Pete Docter

Mike Jones Kemp Powers

Dana Murray Disney+ Trent Reznor
Atticus Ross
Fourteenth Pixar in 3D.
Luca June 18, 2021 Enrico Casarosa Enrico Casarosa
Jesse Andrews
Simon Stephenson
Jesse Andrews
Mike Jones
Andrea Warren Dan Romer Fifteenth Pixar in 3D.
Turning Red March 11, 2022 Domee Shi Domee Shi
Julia Cho
Sarah Streicher
Julia Cho

Domee Shi

Lindsey Collins Ludwig Göransson Sixteenth Pixar in 3D.
Lightyear June 17, 2022 Angus MacLane Angus MacLane

Matthew Aldrich Jason Headley

Jason Headley

Angus MacLane

Galyn Susman Theatrical Michael Giacchino Seventeenth Pixar in 3D.
Ninth Pixar in IMAX.
Elemental June 16, 2023 Peter Sohn John Hoberg, Brenda Hsueh, Kat Likkel & Sohn Hoberg, Hsueh & Likkel Denise Ream Thomas Newman
Inside Out 2 June 14, 2024 Kelsey Mann TBA Meg LeFauve TBA Mark Nielsen TBA Eighteenth Pixar in 3D


Film Release date Director(s) Story Screenplay Writer(s) Producer(s) Release by Composer(s) Note(s) Ref.
Elio June 13, 2025 Adrian Molina TBA Molina TBA Mary Alice Drumm Twentieth Pixar in 3D.

Short Films

Title Year Director(s)
The Adventures of André & Wally B. 1984 Alvy Ray Smith
Luxo Jr. 1986 John Lasseter
Red's Dream 1987 John Lasseter
Tin Toy 1988 John Lasseter
Knick Knack 1989 John Lasseter
Geri's Game 1997 Jan Pinkava
For The Birds 2000 Ralph Eggleston
Boundin' 2003 Bud Luckey
One Man Band 2006 Andrew Jimenez & Mark Andrews
Lifted 2007 Gary Rydstrom
Presto 2008 Doug Sweetland
Partly Cloudy 2009 Peter Sohn
Day & Night 2010 Teddy Newton
La Luna 2011 Enrico Casarosa
The Blue Umbrella 2013 Saschka Unseld
Lava 2014 James Ford Murphy
Sanjay's Super Team 2015 Sanjay Patel
Piper 2016 Alan Barillaro
Lou 2017 David Mullins
Bao 2018 Domee Shi


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