Filmstank Fun Facts: Pixar Animation Studios – by Dave

The world of cinematography is, in many ways, huge beyond measure. The budgets and reach are phenomenal, captivating audiences around the world, and stirring the emotions of billions- and that is no exaggeration. Yet amongst this it’s still a small world. There is nothing better to demonstrate this than Pixar Animation Studios, or Pixar for short.

Pixar Animation Studios

Pixar Characters

The history of Pixar is intriguing. Let me ask you: what do Han Solo from Star Wars and Toy Story 3 have in common? Pixar, that’s what! Pixar began its operations in 1979 as a graphics group, which was part a division of Lucasfilm. Does that name sound familiar? Yes it does! Lucasfilm was founded by none other than Sir George Lucas, the film production powerhouse behind Star Wars and Indiana Jones.

Pixar was aquired by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 1986, after which it produced films including the original Toy Story in 1995, A Bugs Life in 1998, and Finding Nemo in 2001- and the name drppping could go on. It has been a huge success, turning a revenue of US $5.5 billion worldwide. The staggering financial success has also been met with award nominations….. and that’s all we have time for!

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One Comment on “Filmstank Fun Facts: Pixar Animation Studios – by Dave”

  1. Kenisha Says:

    Glad I’ve finally found sothmeing I agree with!

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