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Pixar Animation Studios, commonly referred to as Pixar (/ˈpɪksɑːr/), is an American computer animation film studio based in Emeryville, California, that is a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios, owned by the Walt Disney Company. Pixar began in 1979 as the Graphics Group, part of the Lucasfilm computer division, before its spin-out as a corporation in 1986, with funding by Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, who became the majority shareholder. Disney purchased Pixar in 2006 at a valuation of $7.4 billion by converting each share of Pixar stock to 2.3 shares of Disney stock, a transaction that resulted in Jobs becoming Disney's largest single shareholder at the time. Pixar is best known for CGI-animated feature films created with RenderMan, Pixar's own implementation of the industry-standard RenderMan image-rendering application programming interface, used to generate high-quality images.

Pixar Animation Studios
Pixar's headquarters in Emeryville, California
Type Subsidiary
Industry Computer animation, motion pictures
Predecessors The Graphics Group of Lucasfilm Computer Division
Founded February 3, 1986; 32 years ago in Richmond, California, U.S.
Founders
  • Edwin Catmull
  • Alvy Ray Smith
Headquarters 1200 Park Avenue,

Emeryville, California , U.S.

Area served Worldwide
Key people
Products
  • Pixar Image Computer
  • Pixar Renderman
  • Presto Animation System
Parent Walt Disney Studios
Website pixar.com




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