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Pixar will release ‘Monsters University’ in June of next summer. Then – get out your snorkels – Pixar will release ‘Finding Nemo 2’ in 2016.
‘Man, we loved Monsters, it was awesome, totally awesome,’ Todd blurted out.
‘I adored, and my kids loved, ‘Finding Nemo.’ I just can’t understand why it is taking so long for another version. The wait until 2016 will be way too long,’ Doris exclaimed.
‘I could see another ‘Toy Story’ movie. All our copies of the early versions are getting a bit boring for my whole family,’ Ralph lamented.
In the summers before 1990 there were a few – very few – obligatory movies for children. Disney released most of them. Occasionally the studio that Mickey – and his animated friends – launched would re-release a classic cartoon.
There were a couple of independent production companies that claimed to provide family movies – more like bland and boring motion pictures – and that was it for kid movies.
Then – drum roll please – a new, brash, upstart production company released a computer-animated flick and finally it became apparent there was a market for kid movies just waiting to be exploited.
‘I knew there was a pent-up need for family and children movies from my research of the industry in 1986. I also recognized a need for senior movies. I knew there was an untapped market. Yet, I did not see the potential revenue that Pixar created,’ Jimmy explained.
‘It was frustrating for parents to not have movies to take our kids to throughout the year. In the summertime we would have one or two, but nothing for the rest of the year,’ Dorothy, now a grandmother, recalled.
‘Pixar provided movies for the kid in all of us. The stories were engaging, the characters lovable and the computer graphics were unbelievable. Well, they were very believable that is why everyone enjoyed watching them,’ Stewart shared as he thought aloud.
It all began when George Lucas expanded his computer division to create a digital film editing system, a digital sound editing system and explore computer graphics. In 1986 Jobs acquired the company from Lucas and renamed it ‘Pixar’ and released its first short movie.
In 1988 ‘Tin Toy’ was released and received an Academy Award ® as the Best Animated Short Film.
Pixar released ‘Toy Story’ in 1995 – and the adventures of ‘Buzz Lightyear’ and ‘Woody’ came to life on the big screen – ‘A Bug’s Life’ in 1998, ‘Toy Story 2’ in 1999. and ‘Monsters, Inc’ in 2001.
Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville, California, has been releasing feature and short movies for over 25 years, and also provides RenderMan software products.
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