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Pixar: American computer-animation studio
Pixar Animation Studios, commonly known as Pixar, is an American computer animation studio based in Emeryville, California, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Studios owned by The Walt Disney Company. Pixar began in 1979 as part of the Lucasfilm computer division, known as the Graphics Group, before its spin-off as a corporation on February 3, 1986, with funding from Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who became its majority shareholder. Disney purchased Pixar in 2006 at a valuation of $7.4 billion by converting each share of Pixar stock to 2.3 shares of Disney stock, a transaction that resulted in Jobs becoming Disney's largest single shareholder at the time. Pixar is best known for its feature films technologically powered by RenderMan, the company's own implementation of the industry-standard RenderMan Interface Specification image-rendering application programming interface. Luxo Jr., a desk lamp from the studio's 1986 short film of the same name, is the studio's mascot.

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Pixar’s Soul filmmakers: We are hopeful for future of cinemas [Video]

Pixar’s Soul filmmakers: We are hopeful for future of cinemas

The filmmakers behind Pixar’s latest animation Soul have said they are“hopeful” for the future of cinemas, after it was announced the movie willskip a theatrical release and head straight to..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 02:02Published
Pixar's Soul heading straight to Disney+ [Video]

Pixar's Soul heading straight to Disney+

Pixar's new animated movie Soul, featuring the vocal talents of Jamie Foxx, is heading straight to Disney+.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:02Published

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