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.Pixar is a CGI animation production company based in Emeryville, California, United States.^ Unlike other animation companies, Pixar actually puts a bit of quality into their work.

^ The Pixar people are also in a state of high animation, one might say.
  • CANOE -- JAM! Movies: Pixar film opens Cannes festival 18 September 2009 12:24 UTC jam.canoe.ca [Source type: General]

^ It's interesting to hear how a handful of animators developed those early shorts when Pixar was a hardware company.
  • The Patriot Resource Animated Movies: Pixar Short Films 18 September 2009 12:24 UTC www.patriotresource.com [Source type: General]

.The studio has earned numerous awards for their feature films and other work, including twenty-two Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, and three Grammys.^ Academy Award winning film and the .
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^ He returned to film work with 1981's Ragtime , for which he was nominated for two Academy Awards.

^ Award winning film and Academy the computer.
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.Pixar is best known for these CGI-animated features created with PhotoRealistic RenderMan, its own implementation of the industry-standard Renderman image-rendering API used to generate high-quality images.^ At Pixar we use all proprietary software for animation, lighting and rendering.
  • One of the most difficult problems in creating animation is the story itself (personal problem) 18 September 2009 12:24 UTC www.hermoni.com [Source type: General]

^ He has also created many popular characters in animated Disney and Pixar feature films including the drunken French monkey in Eddy Murphy's Dr. Dolittle series and Charlie, the whistle-blowing manager, in Monsters, Inc .
  • Audio Theater - Profile 18 September 2009 12:24 UTC www.audiotheater.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Even if you are not a big fan of animated movies you would have to admit that the Pixar movies seem to elevate their quality of movie product every time they release a new feature film.

.As of 2009, Pixar has released ten CGI films.^ Future Pixar Releases (feature films) .
  • The Pixar Blog: WALL-E opens in theatres | My review 23 September 2009 0:51 UTC pixarblog.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ In honor of this week's release of Disney-Pixar's Up (which I was lucky enough to see at a preview screening ), I've decided to rank the 10 Pixar feature films.
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^ I'm very pleased to see this collection with commentary on most (the same commentary tracks recorded for the shorts already released with Pixar feature films are used).
  • Pixar Short Films Collection - Vol. 1 - DVD review - animation 18 September 2009 12:24 UTC www.curledupdvd.com [Source type: General]

.The company produced its first feature-length film Toy Story in 1995. The film won one Academy Award and was nominated for three others, and set a benchmark in terms of animation to which other film companies have since aspired.^ Toy Story, 1995 .
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^ But a feature-length story is something else again.
  • Library 18 September 2009 12:24 UTC codeforfood.org [Source type: General]

^ Communications of the ACM presents an exclusive article by two Pixar Animation Studios technical directors involved in both the first completely computer-animated feature film, the 1995 Toy Story, and now in its sequel Toy Story 2.
  • ACM:Lifelike Characters in Pixar Movies 23 September 2009 0:51 UTC www.acm.org [Source type: General]

The success of the film led Pixar to release a sequel in 1999, following their second CGI production, A Bug's Life in 1998. Monsters, Inc. was the next project to be released, in 2001, and Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E and Up have since been released. .Each film has garnered critical acclaim for the use of CGI, well-developed storylines and film production.^ They do use Macs in early production development I believe.
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^ Finally, the "Music and More" feature presents a variety of deleted and abandoned songs as well as many alternate versions and takes of songs used in the final film.

^ The film was clearly a technical advance, with its unique camerawork (incorporating the use of prototype Zeiss lenses capable of filming by actual candlelight) and sumptuous production design.
  • Library 18 September 2009 12:24 UTC codeforfood.org [Source type: General]

Four films, including a third Toy Story, are slated for release between 2010 and 2012.

Contents

Films

Film Year Director(s) Writer(s) Budget Worldwide Gross[1] MC RT IMDB Length
(Mins)
Academy Awards Refs
Toy Story 1995 John Lasseter Andrew Stanton
Joel Cohen & Alec Sokolow
Joss Whedon
$30,000,000 $361,996,233 92 100% 8.1 (#159) 80:33 Special Achievement Award
Best Original Screenplay
Best Original Song
Best Original Musical or Comedy Score
[2][3]
A Bug's Life 1998 John Lasseter
Andrew Stanton
Andrew Stanton
Don McEnery
Bob Shaw
$45,000,000 $363,398,565 77 91% 7.3 94:47 Best Original Musical or Comedy Score
Toy Story 2 1999 John Lasseter
Lee Unkrich
Ash Brannon
Andrew Stanton
Rita Hsiao
Doug Chamberlain
Chris Webb
$90,000,000 $485,015,179 88 100% 8.0 (#246) 92:17 Best Original Song
Monsters, Inc. 2001 Pete Docter
Lee Unkrich
David Silverman
Andrew Stanton
Daniel Gerson
$115,000,000 $525,366,597 78 95% 8.0 (#244) 92:03 Best Original Song
Best Original Score
Best Sound Editing
Best Animated Feature
Finding Nemo 2003 Andrew Stanton
Lee Unkrich
Andrew Stanton
Bob Peterson
David Reynolds
$94,000,000 $866,592,978 89 98% 8.2 (#152) 100:26 Best Animated Feature
Best Original Screenplay
Best Original Score
Best Sound Editing
The Incredibles 2004 Brad Bird Brad Bird $92,000,000 $631,442,092 90 97% 8.1 (#178) 115:16 Best Animated Feature
Best Sound Editing
Best Original Screenplay
Best Sound Mixing
Cars 2006 John Lasseter
Joe Ranft
Dan Fogelman
John Lasseter
Joe Ranft
Kiel Murray
Phil Lorin
$120,000,000 $461,982,881 73 75% 7.5 116:25 Best Animated Feature
Best Original Song
Ratatouille 2007 Brad Bird
Jan Pinkava
Brad Bird
Jan Pinkava
Jim Capobianco
$150,000,000 $621,426,008 96 96% 8.2 (#162) 111:01 Best Animated Feature
Best Original Screenplay
Best Original Score
Best Sound Mixing
Best Sound Editing
WALL-E 2008 Andrew Stanton Andrew Stanton
Jim Reardon
$180,000,000 $521,268,237 94 96% 8.5 (#45) 98:12 Best Animated Feature
Best Original Screenplay
Best Original Song
Best Original Score
Best Sound Mixing
Best Sound Editing
Up 2009 Pete Docter
Bob Peterson
Pete Docter
Bob Peterson
Thomas McCarthy
$175,000,000 $723,010,536 88 98% 8.4 (#74) 96:07 Best Picture
Best Animated Feature
Best Original Screenplay
Best Original Score
Best Sound Editing

In production

Film Release date Director(s) Writer(s) Budget Refs
Toy Story 3 June 18, 2010 Lee Unkrich Michael Arndt
Andrew Stanton
Cars 2 June, 2011 Brad Lewis N/A N/A [4]
The Bear and the Bow December, 2011 Brenda Chapman Brenda Chapman N/A [5]
Newt TBA 2012 Gary Rydstrom Gary Rydstrom
Leslie Caveny
N/A [6]

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