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  • Reply to

    New Animation Fron NYU,,,

    by ToniRoma Mar 6, 2000 7:36 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Mar 6, 2000 8:04 PM Flag

    Buy a copy of Renderman for Unix or
    NT.

    Real cheap and it is sold by Pixar.

    Anyone can
    produce a movie given a copy of Renderman,
    a fast NT
    box, and a little bit of patience.

    LOL

    I
    suppose that great directors like John Lassiter and Brad
    Bird
    will soon be obsolete.

    Try again! LOL

  • Reply to

    Everyone needs

    by readytosplitreadytotriple Mar 6, 2000 12:23 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Mar 6, 2000 12:27 PM Flag

    Everyone needs...

    At least one safe, solid
    investment with the potential for large long-term capital
    gains.

    Pixar is such a stock and you should add it to your
    portfolio.

    Yes, you should also have a few riskier stocks too but
    Pixar is an excellent place
    to store some of the
    money that you might normally save in savings, CDs,
    etc.

    With all the good news, and all the money generated
    lately

    "Sales are up, Profits are up, and The price will go
    up!"

    Yes, a double is likely, but I'm sure Steve Jobs has a
    much larger target.

    If PIXR reaches Steve's
    target of "10 Billion Dollars" then

    The share
    price will be over $200

    Plan and simple, this is
    a good long term play.

  • at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Mar 6, 2000 11:28 AM Flag

    Could be rocket fuel for PIXR...

    I hope the rumors are true.
    If they are we
    are going to see a lot of upgrades!

    The rumor is that Brad Bird has signed a three
    year contract with
    Pixar.

    http://www.aint-it-cool-news.com/display.cgi?id=5252

    Some additional details on Brad
    Bird

    http://www.splicedonline.com/features/bradbird.html

    http://www.salon.com/ent/col/srag/1999/08/05/bird/

    http://www.calendarlive.com/calendarlive/movies/lat_annie991108.htm

    http://ccwf.cc.utexas.edu/~movies/irongiant/

    When this stock finally pops it will wipe out many of those shorts
    that everyone keeps
    talking about.

    Oooooh, Yea - Fly baby fly

  • at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Mar 6, 2000 11:24 AM Flag

    To a �Strong Buy�

    The biggest gripe by the
    analysts was that Pixar only made one movie per
    year.

    Now Pixar has announced plans to expand their revenue
    steams

    Projects include:

    A new television series to be
    co-produced by both Pixar and Disney
    Release of a special
    DVD, version of the original Toy Story
    One Half A
    Billion Dollars World Wide Box-office
    A custom new
    studio for Lassiter (and Bird?)
    New and expanded
    merchandise lines
    More Renderman NT products
    TS2 on
    video and DVD
    Monster�s Inc.
    Etc.

    Be
    prepared for the rise to �Infinity and Beyond�, Pixar has
    been overlooked for too long.

    Tomorrow, the
    world wakes up to a new, improved, Pixar
    !!!

    Will there be time for 4 million shorts to
    cover?

    Only time will tell.


    $$$$$$$$$$$$

    Rocket fuel

    >>>
    http://cbs.marketwatch.com/archive/20000301/news/current/pixr.htx?source=blq/yho
    o&dist=yhoo

  • at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Mar 2, 2000 5:52 AM Flag

    Please read the post by ReadyTo..., then
    hopefully what follows will make
    sense.
    http://messages.yahoo.com/bbs?action=m&board=7083547&tid=pixr&sid=7083547&mid=28
    450


    Before anyone goes too crazy over "Notes 1 and 2",
    please observe the following.

    First, Steve Jobs
    has an ability to recognize value and where profits
    come from.
    That is why he bought Pixar and why he
    is building the one of the Greatest Animation

    Studios of all time. ("Full-length feature animated films
    are extremely profitable".)

    Second, Steve Jobs
    has often pointed out to investors that Disney
    Animation Studios
    are valued at about Ten Billion
    Dollars. (Note: This is an old estimate. Disney stock
    is
    now valued at approx. twenty-five percent more than
    it was when the estimate was given.)
    According to
    Mr. Jobs, this is also what he and his coworkers at
    Pixar are building,
    "A Ten Billion Dollar Animation
    Studio".

    Third, most investors must have noticed the Pokemon
    phenomenon that happened last year.
    (I'm sure Steve Jobs
    did.) For those who don't recall. "A company in Japan
    produced a
    daily cartoon. Then they gave an American
    company the right to sell licenses to companies
    that
    wanted to sell products associated with that cartoon."
    If I recall correctly,
    Kids Entertainment (KIDE)
    received a very small percentage from the sale of each

    Pokemon license. (I believe that is the only product that
    KIDE had to offer.) During the course
    of the last
    twelve months KIDE has been valued as high as one
    billion dollars and is now valued
    at about a third of
    a billion dollars.

    Pixar currently has the
    distinction of being one of the greatest animation studios of
    all time,
    and they now have some of the revenue to
    go with it. Yesterday's announcement gives Pixar

    an additional revenue stream that should equal or
    exceed those that KIDE have. (After all,
    Disney and
    Pixar split profits from the sale of merchandise and
    associated licenses.) Not bad, huh?
    Steve Jobs once
    again recognized a very successful business model (Kids
    Entertainment) and
    managed to add it to an already
    successful business mode. (Full-length feature
    animation.)

    Congratulations to everyone at Pixar.

    Things are finally
    starting to look up.

    Still keeping the faith and
    looking for

    Infinity and Beyond,

    Thrubi

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Mar 1, 2000 8:49 PM Flag

    To a �Strong Buy�

    The biggest gripe by the
    analysts was that Pixar only made one movie per
    year.

    Now Pixar has announced plans to expand their revenue
    steams

    Projects include:

    A new television series to be
    co-produced by both Pixar and Disney
    Release of a special
    DVD, version of the original Toy Story
    One Half A
    Billion Dollars World Wide Box-office
    A custom new
    studio for Lassiter (and Bird?)
    New and expanded
    merchandise lines
    More Renderman NT products
    TS2 on
    video and DVD
    Monster�s Inc.
    Etc.

    Be
    prepared for the rise to �Infinity and Beyond�, Pixar has
    been overlooked for too long.

    Tomorrow, the
    world wakes up to a new, improved, Pixar
    !!!

    Will there be time for 4 million shorts to
    cover?

    Only time will tell.


    $$$$$$$$$$$$

    Rocket fuel

    >>>
    http://cbs.marketwatch.com/archive/20000301/news/current/pixr.htx?source=blq/yho
    o&dist=yhoo

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Mar 1, 2000 4:49 PM Flag

    I've heard rumors of $40 and up.

  • Reply to

    dis..buy pixar at 45 usd.....a share

    by Kirchen_Claude Feb 29, 2000 11:13 AM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Feb 29, 2000 11:55 AM Flag

    That is a more likely headline than you
    suggest.

    Why, because Steve Jobs has already told investors
    that he is building a "10 Billion Dollar Animation
    Studio" and
    Investors will not settle for less.

  • Reply to

    Today's intraday chart for Pixar

    by hi1234bye Feb 28, 2000 4:56 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Feb 29, 2000 1:25 AM Flag

    On the average the number of shorts per month was
    increasing.
    Then in the last 30 days they started to cover and
    cover big.

    These investors are some of Pixar's
    most savvy investors.
    The fact that they are now
    covering and covering big is
    A good sign for Pixar's
    long term investors.

    The stock price is
    preparing to go up.
    If it took a month for the smarter
    shorts to cover 300,000 shares,
    It could take
    several months for the slower shorts to cover.
    By then
    Pixar may be able to past the $66 per share price that
    it set two years ago.
    (A time when Pixar had no
    earnings and no promise of earning)

    Here's to
    "Infinity and Beyond",
    And hopefully March Madness as a
    short squeeze settles in
    !!!

    http://www.nasdaq-amex.com/asp/quotes_full.asp?selected=pixr&kind=shortint&symbo
    l=TSCP%60

  • Reply to

    Today's intraday chart for Pixar

    by hi1234bye Feb 28, 2000 4:56 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Feb 29, 2000 1:23 AM Flag

    Interesting, Large Short Drop...

    WOW,
    319,158 Shares In One Month !!!

    The shorts are now
    covering and it makes a lot of since.

    With nothing
    but good news expected from here on out,
    The
    inevitable short squeeze may happen any day
    now.

    Month ---------- Short
    Interest
    -------------------------------------
    Feb. 15, 2000 3,908,339
    Jan. 14,
    2000 4,227,497
    Dec. 15, 1999 4,205,970
    Nov. 15,
    1999 3,928,283
    Oct. 15, 1999 3,257,700
    Sep. 15,
    1999 2,982,067
    Aug. 13, 1999 3,085,839
    Jul. 15,
    1999 2,932,861
    Jun. 15, 1999 3,001,640
    May 14,
    1999 3,060,505
    Apr. 15, 1999 2,876,012
    Mar. 15, 1999 2,881,285

  • Reply to

    Today's intraday chart for Pixar

    by hi1234bye Feb 28, 2000 4:56 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Feb 28, 2000 5:57 PM Flag

    In the past a stock split often lead to a lower
    price.
    Today, it almost always leads to a higher share
    price.

    At close to $40 per share this stock is only traded
    by a select few.
    At one third or one half it
    would become affordable to millions of
    investors.

    Pixar is a family company, its products are created for
    families,
    A stock split would make shares more
    affordable to families.

    Sounds a lot like a Disney
    company, huh?

    Disney has over �2 Billion� shares
    outstanding
    Pixar has only �47 Million� shares
    outstanding

    These companies split profits on some of the biggest
    blockbusters being produced.
    With so much money coming to
    Pixar this year, a split should be in the
    cards.

    Plain and simple �Pixar should spit in 2000�

  • Reply to

    Today's intraday chart for Pixar

    by hi1234bye Feb 28, 2000 4:56 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Feb 28, 2000 5:21 PM Flag

    Hmmm, what could be up with Pixar?

    1) The
    original Toy Story releases on DVD in April

    2) Brad
    Bird signed a 3 year contract with Pixar
    .. .(To be
    paid in stock instead of cash?)

    3) The new
    Renderman NT products are finally ready for
    release

    4) Pixar is finally ready to release the details on
    their new TV series

    5) The correct international
    box-office numbers release on Tuesdays and
    .. ..the total
    exceeded $30 Million for a second week in a row.

    6)
    Pixar is going to split to make shares more affordable
    to family investors.

    7) Analyst upgrades are
    finally coming

    * One or more of the above

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Feb 28, 2000 3:59 PM Flag

    <EOM>

  • Reply to

    the future and beyond

    by hospitalist Feb 27, 2000 7:18 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Feb 28, 2000 2:29 PM Flag

    'Toy,' 'Beach' and 'Beauty' garner boffo B.O.


    Variety

    By DON GROVES, February 28, 2000


    The top
    trio of pics reaped a combined $70.7 million overseas
    last week, buoying the spirits of exhibs in most major
    markets, most notably in France, where tradesters say it
    was the strongest frame in the past 12
    months.

    The pacesetter was �Toy Story 2,� which minted $35.4
    million as its score raced to $138.3 million � the second
    blockbuster to earn $100 million this year and the 10th
    consecutive Disney animated pic to cross that
    mark.

    The Disney/Pixar crowd-pleaser began brilliantly in
    Holland and Finland, and after its record-shattering
    first week wide in the U.K. actually jumped 29% for a
    socko $37.6 million in 20 days. �Toy� had a buoyant
    second lap in Italy and a thrilling third in France and
    Spain, but results weren�t exceptional in Germany, where
    exhibs noted there wasn�t much hype for the pic and auds
    may still be wary of computer-animated
    fare.

    Euros take to �Beach�

    �The Beach� netted $18.3
    million from generally potent bows in eight markets �
    claiming pole position in each � and holdovers in six
    territories, propelling its cume to $30.2 million. The
    international cast and director, a theme that appeals more to
    European sensibilities.

    Danny Boyle�s meller posted
    the second-best preem of the year in France behind
    mercurial �The Sixth Sense,� boosted by the allure of
    Gallic thesps Guillaume Canet and Virginie Ledoyen.
    Fox�s pic set sail impressively in Brazil, Belgium,
    Switzerland, Austria and South Africa, but the German debut
    didn�t quite match expectations after unspooling at the
    Berlin festival and the hoopla there generated by
    DiCaprio�s visit.
    .. ..

    �The World Is Not Enough�
    hit $216.4 million after pocketing $5.4 million
    abroad, spurred by Japan�s rousing $12 million in 19
    days.

    ------------------------------------------------

    Knowing the way animated movies are appreciated in
    Japan,
    Toy Story 2 should be able to have a clean sweep next
    month !!!
    (It enters Japan in mid March.)

  • Reply to

    the future and beyond

    by hospitalist Feb 27, 2000 7:18 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Feb 28, 2000 12:23 PM Flag

    (hospitalist, are you still out
    there?)

    "18 Billion" is what Apple is worth today.
    One
    year ago it was worth 5.3 Billion

    Today Pixar
    is valued at about 1.7 Billion
    Where do you think
    Pixar will be one year from now?

    IMHO Pixar
    will be at least 3.5 Billion in one year
    That would
    equate to over $70 per share
    (Of course, it could do
    the same as Apple and Triple.)

  • Reply to

    the future and beyond

    by hospitalist Feb 27, 2000 7:18 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Feb 28, 2000 10:21 AM Flag

    If Pixar investors are losers


    AND

    You spend almost every day posting in this message
    board

    THEN

    What does that make you
    ????

    ANSWER

    """BO Sale is the head of the class"""

    BO Sale
    you are such a loser.
    Please keep on positing your
    short comments. They are always good for a
    laugh.

    You must of shorted a ton of this stock and are
    feeling a bit desperate.
    Ooooh, Ouch! You think you
    are so smart calling everyone else a moron


    Ah, little baby, it is time for you to Grow Up.. ..
    .. .. (ha ha ha ha ha ha)

    Buy and cover
    before it is too late
    Time is running out for the
    shorts.

    Read Forbes then prepare for the months ahead.
    This
    stock is on its way to new highs.

    Forbes:
    http://www.forbes.com/tool/html/00/feb/0224/feat.htm

    Another fun read:
    http://www.fastcompany.com/online/32/sgodin.html

  • Reply to

    the future and beyond

    by hospitalist Feb 27, 2000 7:18 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Feb 28, 2000 2:32 AM Flag

    your question was: " Is a 3 - 5 biilion dollar
    market cap for Pixar an unreasonable
    expectation"

    Answer: NO, Expect a lot more !!!

    Of course, your
    expectations are relatively lower than mine are.
    I've been
    to several of Pixar's annual shareholder meetings
    and
    I have heard "Steve Jobs" quote his
    expectations.

    What "Steve Jobs" keeps telling shareholders is that
    he is building
    A "10 Billion Dollar Animation
    Studio" !!!!

    Give it time, the patient will be
    rewarded

    Pixar is an excellent long term
    investment.

  • Reply to

    the future and beyond

    by hospitalist Feb 27, 2000 7:18 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Feb 28, 2000 2:28 AM Flag

    That is what Apple is worth today.
    One year ago it was worth 5.3 Billion

    Today Pixar is valued at about 1.7 Billion
    Where do you think Pixar will be one year from now?

  • Reply to

    Greeeaaaattttt Forbes Article

    by readytosplitreadytotriple Feb 25, 2000 9:28 AM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Feb 25, 2000 9:35 AM Flag

    When was the last time a Pixar movie earned Half
    a Billion Dollars?
    When was the last time
    Pixar�s Earnings Exceeded Analyst�s Expectations?
    When
    was the last time Pixar had Overlapping Revenue
    Streams from Three Great Movies?

    The answer is
    �Never Before, and Only Now�?

    That�s right this
    is a new time in history for Pixar and
    the
    Profits are now rolling in.

    Earnings are up!
    Sales are up! Soon the price will go Up !!!

    You
    can keep fooling yourself and saying that the price
    must go down but
    then you will miss out on the
    opportunity of the Millennium.

    Be Prepared. This stock
    is a great long-term investment and
    an extremely
    safe investment in a volatile market.

    Pixar
    will Soar To New Highs in Y2K !!!

  • Reply to

    pixar looks like a great buy today

    by mymyl953 Feb 24, 2000 9:21 AM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Feb 24, 2000 11:19 AM Flag

    Is Nothing

    The potentioal to earn an
    additional $300 Million International Box-Office

    Is
    Nothing

    The release of new Renderman products to new
    platforms

    Nothing

    The release of the original Toy Story on
    DVD

    Nothing

    Record earning reports

    Nothing

    195
    MILLION DOLLARS in the bank

    Nothing

    A brand
    new television series with
    Disney

    Nothing

    Three new videos

    Nothing

    The eventual
    release of Toy Story 2 on Video and
    DVD

    Nothing

    It is too bad that PIXR has so little to offer

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