Pixar animation studios is an Academy Award winning computer animation studio with the technical, creative and production capabilities to create a new generation of animated feature films, merchandise and other related products. Pixar’s objective is to combine proprietary technology and world-class creative talent to develop computer-animated feature films with memorable characters and heartwarming stories that appeal to audiences of all ages.
The organisations first feature film which became a massive hit reaching sales of $362 million in worldwide box office receipts, was Toy Story in 1995. Pixar then teamed up with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and created and developed ‘A Bugs Life’ in 1998.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures became fascinated with Pixar and worked with them to make the movies:
Toy Story 2
Toy Story 3
Pixar’s creative department is led by Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter, an Academy Award winning director and animator. Under the guidance of Lasseter, Pixar has built a creative team that includes a department of highly skilled animators, a story department and an art department. This team is responsible for creating, writing and animating all of Pixar’s films. Pixar strives to hire animators who have superior acting ability – those able to bring characters and inanimate objects to life, as though they have their own thought processes. In order to attract and retain quality animators, the company founded Pixar University, which conducts three-month long courses for new and existing animators. Pixar also has a complete production team that gives the company the capability to control all elements of production of its films. Pixar has successfully expanded the production team so projects may be worked on simultaneously