August 30, 2014 10:12 PM ET


Company Overview of Pixar Inc.

Company Overview

Pixar Inc. produces animated feature and short films. It also provides RenderMan Pro Server, a software solution for feature film animation; RenderMan Studio that provides features and tools for creating photorealistic CGI, while streamlining workflows for artists; and RenderMan On Demand, a cloud-based solution. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Emeryville, California. As of May 5, 2006, Pixar Inc. operates as a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.

1200 Park Avenue

Emeryville, CA 94608

United States

Founded in 1986





Key Executives for Pixar Inc.

Age: 69
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 54
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Age: 65
Chief Creative Officer and Executive Vice President of Creative Division
Age: 57
General Manager
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Pixar Inc. Key Developments

Pixar Lays Off Up to 5% on The Good Dinosaur Delay

The Walt Disney Co. subsidiary, Pixar is laying off up to 5% of its 1,200 employees after it pushed back the release of The Good Dinosaur to November 2015 from next May. That’s according to a person familiar with the situation, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the matter involved personnel. The person announced the layoffs occurred earlier in the week. The delay of The Good Dinosaur means 2014 will be the first year since 2005 that Pixar hasn’t released an animated movie.

Pixar Closes its Canadian Operations in Vancouver

Pixar has shut down its Canadian operation in Vancouver, leaving about 100 employees out of work. The company decided to focus its efforts and resources under one roof at the company's Emeryville, Calif., location.

Federal Judge Denies Tech Workers" Class Action Against Apple, Google, Intel Corp, Adobe Systems, Pixar and LucasFilm

A federal judge has struck down an effort to form a class action lawsuit to go after Apple, Google, Intel Corp, Adobe Systems, Pixar and LucasFilm for allegedly forming an illegal cartel to suppress workers" wages and prevent the loss of their best engineers. US District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, issued a ruling on April 6, 2013 concluding the companies" alleged collusion may have affected workers in too many different ways to justify lumping the individual claims together. She denied the request to certify workers" lawsuits as a class action and collectively seek damages on behalf of tens of thousands of employees. The allegations will be more difficult to pursue if they can't be united in a single lawsuit. Koh, though, will allow the workers" lawyers to submit additional evidence to persuade her lawsuit merits class certification. Apple, Google and the other companies targeted in the lawsuit have been vigorously fighting the allegations. More is at stake than paying out damages to more than 100,000 workers. If the lawsuit proceeds, it could also expose secret discussions among prominent technology executives who entered into a "gentlemen’s agreement" not to poach employees working at their respective companies.

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