Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pixar: Random Update

Pixar was as busy as ever in the 21st century: the company was preparing to move into its new 225,000-square-foot headquarters in Emeryville, California, due for completion in mid-2000 and were hard at work on its next full-length animated film in collaboration with Disney. The new feature was scheduled for release in 2001, under the working title of 'Monsters, Inc.' The company's fifth film was tentatively slated for release in 2002, was a top-secret project to be directed by Andrew Stanton, who had worked on both Toy Story and A Bug's Life. Despite a slow, financially difficult beginning, Pixar Animation Studios had landed on the fast track and was known throughout the world. With its technological breakthroughs and brilliantly crafted animated films, the sky was the limit in the coming decade and beyond. As stated in its 1996 annual report, Pixar succeeded because it was well aware of the pitfalls of filmmaking: 'Though Pixar is the pioneer of computer animation, the essence of our business is to create compelling stories and memorable characters. It is chiseled in stone at our studios that no amount of technology can turn a bad story into a good one.'

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pixar: Mission Statement

Pixar's objective is to combine proprietary technological and world-class creative talent to develop computer-animated feature films with memorable character and heartwarming stories that appeal to audiences of all ages. 

Monday, September 20, 2010

News Roundup!

tories from around the world of Pixar — now with reduced fat!

Hollywood Awards Toy Story 3: Lee Unkrich is set to accept the "Hollywood Animation Award", Toy Story 3’s first major industry accolade! The 14th Annual Hollywood Awards ceremony is scheduled for October 25th in Beverly Hills.

Block Party Ousted; to be Replaced: Disney’s Hollywood Studios is in the midst of designing a brand new Pixar-themed parade to replace "Block Party Bash" in 2011. The new show, which will include a larger representation of the studio’s library, is set to begin rolling on January 16th. [via Orlando Sentinel]

Dylan Brown to Present at CREATIVEMix: Pixar Canada’s Creative Director, Dylan Brown, has been confirmed as one of eight keynote speakers at this year’s CREATIVEMix conference in Vancouver. I’m proud to say that I had a (very small) part in making this happen, so I can’t wait to see what’s in store. Learn more about the conference here.

Oren Jacob on Competition: In an interview with TechCrunch, Pixar’s Chief Technical Officer, Oren Jacob, reveals that he’s all about competition. Whether it be gardening, grocery shopping (there’s a competition for that) or his main job at the studio, Jacob is in it to win it! Here’s hoping his new documentary, Ready, Set, Bag!, makes its way to my neck of the woods sooner than later. Check out the post + a video featuring the all-around nice guy, right here.

Date Set for Cartoon Art Museum Benefit: Although full details have not yet been revealed, the Cartoon Art Museum recently announced (through its official Facebook page) that its annual Pixar benefit is set for November 6th of this year. Stay tuned for more details on visiting the studio. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Competitors for Pixar!

Competitive Landscape for Pixar Animation Studios Inc.
The US economy heavily influences business spending for software products. The success of programming companies depends heavily on strong technical expertise. The success of packaged-software companies depends on technical expertise and good marketing. Small software companies compete mainly by developing packaged products in small niches or producing custom products for individuals. Many small companies form alliances with larger ones to market their products. The packaged software industry is capital-intensive: average annual revenue per worker is about $360,000. The custom programming industry is relatively labor-intensive: average annual revenue per worker is about $175,000. 

Dream Works Animation SKG Inc, The Jim Henson Company Inc, and Lucas film Ltd were main competitors for Pixar...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pixar: First Film, Ratatouille

While Pixar and Disney continue to thrash out the details of a new agreement between the two companies, news has emerged about the film which is intended to become the first movie outside their existing deal. With The Incredibles and Cars already announced, all attention has been on the secret so-called Project 2006. This film is all  about a rat called Ratatouille, who lives in a fancy Parisian restaurant. The movie was directed by Jan Pinkava, who made Pixar’s 1998 Oscar-winning short Geri’s Game.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Pixar: Introduction

Pixar Animation studios is an American CGI animation film studio based in California, United States. As of 2006, Pixar is a subsidiary of 'The Waly Disney Company'.Pixar began in 1979 as the Graphics Group, part of the computer Division of Lucasfilm before it was acquired by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 1986. The studio has earned twenty-four Academy Awards, six Golden Globes, and three Grammy's.

Pixar has produced eleven feature films beginning with Toy Story in 1995, all of which have met with critical and commercial success. Pixar's twelfth film, Cars 2, is scheduled for release on June 24th, 2011.

Introspection is good. But terribly boring when it is narrated to others. So .. live with this till I finish my dinner .. and then perhaps there shall be more ..

Love and happiness,