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79 Interesting Facts about Pixar

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Pixar Animation Studios is a modern American business success story, with its sixteen feature films having made $9.5 billion globally. It's always been a company on the forefront of technology, having made the first ever computer animated feature film with 1995's Toy Story.

The linked article presents 79 facts about Pixar. A few examples follow: 

5) The android in The Adventures of André and Wally B. was named after a character in the 1981 movie My Dinner with Andréin which actors Wallace Shawn and André Gregory play themselves sharing an evening meal. The movie was a favorite of many of the animators.

6) Steve Jobs bought Pixar for $5 million on Feb. 3, 1986. That's the equivalent of roughly $10.7 million in 2015.

7) Pixar lost a lot of money in its first years after being acquired by Jobs, according to The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company, by David A. Price. "For the first 10 years we lost a lot of Steve's money. A lot of Steve's money," Pixar animator John Lasseter was quoted as saying in the book.

20) Toy Story 2 (1999) got deleted after someone accidentally ran the wrong function on the drive where all the files were kept. The film was saved after a member of the Pixar team (who was also a mother) revealed that she kept a back-up copy of the film to work on at home.

Read all 79 facts about Pixar here.


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