Monday, February 3, 2014
Happy Birthday, Pixar!
28 years ago, on February 3, 1986, Steve Jobs paid $10 million to purchase Lucasfilm's Graphics Group. After failing as a tech company and costing Jobs upwards of $50 million, they decided to go solely into film. In 1991, they made a deal with The Walt Disney Company to produce three computer-animated films. 23 years, 14 films, $8.5 billion grossed and one $7.4 billion acquisition by Disney later, we all know them better as Pixar Animation Studios. Happy 28th birthday, Pixar. I think I speak for everyone who loves your films when I say we owe you so much. Thanks, partner.