|Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Ave.
Emeryville, CA 94608
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. In partnership with Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar created and produced Toy Story (1995), A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Finding Nemo (2003) and The Incredibles (2004).
Toy Story, released November 22, 1995, reflects more than nine years of creative and technical achievements. The film received tremendous critical acclaim and became the highest grossing film of 1995, generating $362 million in worldwide box office receipts. Toy Story's director and Pixar's executive vice president of creative, John Lasseter, received a Special Achievement Academy Award® for his "inspired leadership of the Pixar Toy Story team resulting in the first feature-length computer animated film." Pixar has since released A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles. The six films combined have grossed more than $3 billion in worldwide box office receipts, and Pixar now has six of the top grossing animated films of all time. Toy Story 2, at the time of release, broke numerous opening weekend records all over the world and won a Golden Globe award for Best Picture, Musical or Comedy in 1999. In 2001, Pixar released the Academy Award®-winning Monsters, Inc., which reached over $100 million at the domestic box office in just 9 days, faster than any animated film in history at the time of its release. Monsters, Inc.'s opening-weekend gross of $62.6 million marked the largest 3-day opening ever for an animated film, the largest 3-day opening in the history of The Walt Disney Studios, the largest 3-day opening in the history of Pixar Animation Studios, and the sixth-largest opening in industry history - records that Monsters, Inc. held until the release of Finding Nemo. On May 30, 2003, Pixar released Finding Nemo which broke every one of Monsters, Inc.'s opening weekend box office records that had been set only 18-months earlier. Finding Nemo generated $865 million at the global box office and received the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature Film.
Pixar's latest film, The Incredibles was nominated for four Academy Awards® and was awarded with the Oscars® for Best Animated Feature Film and Achievement in Sound Editing. The Incredibles was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay and for Achievement in Sound Mixing. The film was also nominated for the 2004 Golden Globe for Best Picture - Musical or Comedy.
Finding Nemo was nominated for four Academy Awards®, including Best Animated Feature Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound Editing and Best Music Score. The film received the Oscar® for Best Animated Feature Film. The film also received a nomination for the 2003 Golden Globe for Best Picture - Musical or Comedy.
Monsters, Inc. composer Randy Newman took home the Oscar® for Best Song ("If I Didn't Have You"). Monsters, Inc. also received three Academy Award® nominations: Best Animated Feature Film, Best Sound Editing, and Best Score.
Toy Story 2 was honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association with a Golden Globe for Best Picture, Musical or Comedy. The film was also chosen as Best Animated Feature by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. And composer Randy Newman garnered a Golden Globe nomination as well as Academy Award® nomination for the Toy Story 2 score.
A Bug's Life was chosen as Favorite Family Film by the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards in 1999. Also in 1999, composer Randy Newman won a Grammy for his score on A Bug's Life (Best Instrumental Composition Written For A Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media) and was nominated for Best Original Musical or Comedy Score for A Bug's Life.
John Lasseter, Pixar's executive vice president of creative and director of Toy Story, won the Academy Award® for Special Achievement for his "inspired leadership of the Pixar Toy Story team resulting in the first feature-length computer-animated film." Toy Story is also the first and only animated film to receive an Academy Award® nomination for Best Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen. The film also garnered a Golden Globe nomination for Best Picture.
At the animation industry's Annie Awards in 1996, Toy Story ran away with all eight top motion-picture honors, winning every Annie Award category in which it was nominated. In addition to winning an award for Best Animated Feature, Pixar also received recognition for: Directing, which went to Toy Story director John Lasseter; Producing, awarded to Ralph Guggenheim and Bonnie Arnold; Writing, received by Andrew Stanton, Joss Whedon, Joel Cohen and Alec Sololow; Production Design, awarded to Ralph Eggleston; Animation, which went to Pete Doctor; and Music, awarded to Randy Newman. Pixar Animation Studios also received a special technical achievement award for the extraordinary advances in three-dimensional, computer-generated animation showcased in Toy Story. The Annie Awards are sponsored by the International Society for Animated Films.
For more than fifteen years, Pixar's creative and technical teams have worked closely to produce short films and television commercials using three-dimensional computer animation while continually developing their creative expertise and proprietary technology. In 1986, Pixar's first short film, Luxo Jr., received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Animated Short Film. In 1988, Pixar's short film Tin Toy received an Academy Award® for Best Animated Short Film, and in 1997, Geri's Game received the Academy Award® for Best Animated Short Film. Geri's Game was the first film to incorporate the studio's technology for creating more realistic-looking skin and cloth. In 2002, Pixar's For the Birds received the Academy Award® for Best Animated Short Film, Most recently in 2003 Mike's New Car was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
In total, Pixar employees have been awarded fifteen Academy Awards®. Pixar has also won two Gold Clios in the category of Computer Animation for its commercials, one in 1993 for the Gummi Savers commercial titled "Conga," and one in 1994 for the Listerine commercial titled "Arrows."
Finding Nemo - Mike's New Car - Monsters, Inc. - For the Birds - Toy Story 1&2 - A Bug's Life - Geri's Game - Tin Toy - Red's Dream - Luxo Jr. - Knickknack - Boundin' - The Incredibles
Feature and short film computer animation
Steven P. Jobs Chairman/CEO
Dr. Edwin E. Catmull President
Simon Bax Executive VP/CFO
John Lasseter Executive VP, Creative
Sarah McArthur Executive VP, Production
Lois Scali Executive VP/General Counsel