Steve Jobs Tribute: Pixar Part of Rich Legacy
Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday night, leaves a stunning legacy behind. Top on the list is, of course, the veritable galaxy of Apple products that have continuously redefined the way we think about personal computing -- from Macintosh to the iPod to the iPhone and iPad. Somewhere well down the hierarchy of Jobs' unbelievable C.V., but very near and dear to our hearts here at Screening Room, is Pixar Studios. Jobs didn't found Pixar. He purchased it from George Lucas in 1986 after he was forced out of Apple for $5 million. He poured $5 million more of his own money into the company, and almost a decade later the company struck a deal with Disney to produce three computer-animated feature films, the first of which was Toy Story.
The rest, as they say, is history. Pixar is one of the most bankable brands in the movie business -- maybe the most bankable. Just in case you needed reminding, here's a list of Pixar's feature-length films.
- Toy Story
- A Bug's Life
- Toy Story 2
- Monsters, Inc.
- Finding Nemo
- The Incredibles
- Toy Story 3
- Cars 2
That's quite an impressive list. Thanks Steve, for everything, including some of our most cherished films. You'll always have a friend in us.