1986Steve Jobs purchases the Computer Graphics Division from George Lucas and establishes an independent company to be christened "Pixar." At this time about 44 people are employed.Luxo Jr. is completed. The short film, John Lasseter’sdirectorial debut, is unveiled in August at SIGGRAPH and then screened for general audiences at Los Angeles-area theaters in November. Luxo Jr. will be the first three-dimensional computer animated film to be nominated for the Best Animated Short Film Oscar®.
Pixar Animation StudiosLocated in Emeryville, California, Pixar Animation Studios has created acclaimed animated feature and short films for over 25 years. Pixar is also home to the RenderMan line of software products.
2008WALL•E is released in theaters on June 27. The film will be nominatedfor six Academy Awards®, and take home the Oscar® forBest Animated Feature Film .Presto premieres at the Annecy International Film Festival and will be nominated for the Best Animated Short Film Academy Award®.The first set of Cars Toons (Rescue Squad Mater, Mater the Greater,and El Materdor) are completed.WALL•E Producer and renowned industry effects veteranJim Morris is named General Manager of Pixar.
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1999Toy Story 2 is released in theaters on November 24. It is the first film in history to be entirely created, mastered and exhibited digitally, and is the first animated sequel to gross more than its original. It will be nominated for the Best Original Song Oscar® for "When She Loved Me," written by Randy Newman.Toy Story 2 breaks box-office opening weekend records in United States, United Kingdom and Japan.David DiFrancesco receives the Technical Achievement Academy Award® for Laser Film Recording, which is dubbed PIXARVISION.