The gods of 3-D computer animation. Pixar Animation Studios has been creating unbelievable images and fantastic stories for years, including one of the best films of this year, Toy Story, their first full-length feature that is cleaning up at the box-office, already earning over $100 million. Their short films, including TIN TOY, LUXO JR., and KNICKNACK are all hilarious, not to mention technological wonders.
After TRON and THE LAST STARFIGHTER proved that CGI can be used for storytelling, Lucasfilm developed their computer graphics division, Pixar. After completing short yet groundbreaking sequences in STAR TREK II and RETURN OF THE JEDI, along with the revolutionary sequence form YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES, Pixar was bought out from Lucasfilm and became independent. Since then, their short films have been wowing audiences, all over the world. One of the unsung heroes of Pixar's films, besides director John Lasseter and a hoarde of talented animators, is Gary Rydstrom of Skywalker Sound, who adds another layer of quality to each Pixar animation.
1995 . TOY STORY 1991 . SURPRISE . LIGHT AND HEAVY 1989 . KNICKKNACK 1988 . TIN TOY 1987 . RED'S DREAM 1986 . LUXO JR. 1985 . YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES 1984 . THE ADVENTURES OF ANDRE AND WALLY B. 1983 . RETURN OF THE JEDI 1982 . STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN
The Pixar web site is just getting off the ground, so don't expect much right now. Check out the official Disney Toy Story web site, also.