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  • Reply to

    Shorts covering ???

    by gomez_the_investor Sep 20, 2000 10:38 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Sep 21, 2000 11:42 AM Flag

    Speculation on yesterday's move...

    The
    annual report is supposed to be released before the end
    of this month.
    It is possible that the brokers
    received these documents yesterday.

    If they did
    then we should be receiving our copies in the mail

    before the end of the month.

    A extremely positive
    report along with a well written letter from
    Steve
    often has an positive effect on the stock price.

  • Reply to

    just stopping in

    by Arentz65 Sep 14, 2000 5:49 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Sep 17, 2000 2:04 AM Flag

    Small white lies can get us in trouble.
    Yes?

    Which is the truth: A) You bought shares on January 6,
    2000 or B) You've been out of PIXR since NOV
    99?

    Everyone here has an agenda,
    Yes?

    --------------------------------
    just stopping in by: Arentz65 (35/M/Sacramento CA)
    9/14/00 5:49 pm
    Msg: 31799 of 31822

    <<
    For any newbies, I've followed PIXR from the day of
    their IPO. I called the steep decline in PIXRs price
    soon after the IPO when people were still calling for
    $80 a share and I've made money both long and/or
    short on PIXR every time they've released a movie. I've
    been out of PIXR since NOV 99.
    >>

    ---------------------------------
    Bought some by: Arentz65 (33/M/Sacramento CA) 1/6/00
    12:04 pm
    Msg: 25392 of 31822

    Bought some
    today, Low volume today but It's held up well with the
    market down. I was hoping for a break under $33 to shake
    out a few weak hands but I don't see it
    happening.

    I don't see any upgrades coming but this stock has
    a history and traders should come into it.


    Looking for $42-$44 but maybe I'll get lucky and DIS will
    buy PIXR out for $100 :-)

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

    Arentz65, I read through a few dozen of your prior posts. I
    was a bit curious why you got such a rise out of the
    longs on this board. For the most part you appear to be
    a very savvy Investor who is a bit pissed off with
    how the Internet has messed with the market. It
    appears that you have a strong dislike for people who
    hype Pixar, you respect Pixar as a company, and you
    have done quite well making the best of the cyclical
    nature of this stock. (Sorry for stereotyping, but that
    is how you come across in print.)

    What I
    can't understand is how you can make predictions about
    the stocks movement over the next twelve months and
    expect others to take you seriously. We both know that
    there are a lot of factors that come into play here.
    Your personal price targets have been stated before by
    other, (mostly novice investors), and they were always
    wrong. You are obviously not a novice investor but
    somehow you think you have a crystal ball. You are
    leaving yourself open for becoming the next Walt. (Those
    who make predictions that are too low are just as bad
    as those who make predictions that are too high.
    Yes?)

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Sep 15, 2000 9:40 PM Flag

    So what if some prefer to call it hype. IMHO, It
    is "Time To Buy" !!!

    Target Price is $50
    (or more) in 12 months.
    The current price is very
    close to 52-week lows.....

    October should be a
    big month for product sales.
    (Lots of pre-sales
    for one of the hottest DVD of the
    Year.)

    Calendar of
    events
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    * September - Pixar's Annual Report
    * October 01
    - "A Bug's Life" on Pay-Per-View
    * October 14 -
    Premier of "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command". The
    Television Series
    * October 17 - Release of "Toy Story /
    Toy Story 2 - DVD 2 Pack"
    * October 17 - Release
    of "Toy Story / Toy Story 2 Collector's Set - DVD 3
    Pack"
    * October 26 - The Pixar Annual Shareholders
    Meeting
    * Oct. - Dec. - The launch of many new toys and
    products based on Disney/Pixar characters

    * End of
    summer - Linux for Intel Processors batch version of
    MTOR 2.1
    * End of summer - Alfserver for Linux and
    other supported platforms
    * End of summer - Annual
    Shareholders Meeting
    * In time for the holidays: Videos,
    DVDs, Toys and much, much, more

    Note: According
    to Pixar's website, Pixar's annual report "should be
    made available by late September". In prior years the
    report normally included Steve's letter to shareholders,
    but the website doesn't make any claims about
    that.

    May new highs happen sooner than you expect !!!

  • Reply to

    The October Blast

    by RumorWhisperOrBuzz Sep 14, 2000 12:38 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Sep 14, 2000 1:33 PM Flag

    Walt (zzxx), you might be right about the $53 by
    12/00 but I wouldn't be so bold as to guarantee
    it.

    ----------
    Target Price is $50 (or more) in 12 months.
    The
    current price is very close to 52-week
    lows.....

    October should be a big month for product sales.
    (Lots
    of pre-sales for one of the hottest DVD of the
    Year.)

    Calendar of
    events
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    * September - Pixar's Annual Report
    * October 01
    - "A Bug's Life" on Pay-Per-View
    * October 14 -
    Premier of "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command". The
    Television Series
    * October 17 - Release of "Toy Story /
    Toy Story 2 - DVD 2 Pack"
    * October 17 - Release
    of "Toy Story / Toy Story 2 Collector's Set - DVD 3
    Pack"
    * October 26 - The Pixar Annual Shareholders
    Meeting
    * Oct. - Dec. - The launch of many new toys and
    products based on Disney/Pixar characters

    * End of
    summer - Linux for Intel Processors batch version of
    MTOR 2.1
    * End of summer - Alfserver for Linux and
    other supported platforms
    * End of summer - Annual
    Shareholders Meeting
    * In time for the holidays: Videos,
    DVDs, Toys and much, much, more

    Note: According
    to Pixar's website, Pixar's annual report "should be
    made available by late September". In prior years the
    report normally included Steve's letter to shareholders,
    but the website doesn't make any claims about that.

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Sep 14, 2000 4:40 AM Flag

    Target Price is $50 (or more) in 12 months.

    The current price is very close to 52-week
    lows.....

    October should be a big month for product sales.
    (Lots
    of pre-sales for one of the hottest DVD of the
    Year.)

    Calendar of
    events
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    * September - Pixar's Annual Report
    * October 01
    - "A Bug's Life" on Pay-Per-View
    * October 14 -
    Premier of "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command". The
    Television Series
    * October 17 - Release of "Toy Story /
    Toy Story 2 - DVD 2 Pack"
    * October 17 - Release
    of "Toy Story / Toy Story 2 Collector's Set - DVD 3
    Pack"
    * October 26 - The Pixar Annual Shareholders
    Meeting
    * Oct. - Dec. - The launch of many new toys and
    products based on Disney/Pixar characters

    * End of
    summer - Linux for Intel Processors batch version of
    MTOR 2.1
    * End of summer - Alfserver for Linux and
    other supported platforms
    * End of summer - Annual
    Shareholders Meeting
    * In time for the holidays: Videos,
    DVDs, Toys and much, much, more

    Note: According
    to Pixar's website, Pixar's annual report "should be
    made available by late September". In prior years the
    report normally included Steve's letter to shareholders,
    but the website doesn't make any claims about that.

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Sep 11, 2000 11:34 AM Flag

    The following article was reported in October of
    last year. The numbers were primarily due to revenue
    received from the "Bug's Life" video. Looking towards the
    fourth quarter of this year, Pixar should receive
    revenue from "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2" Videos and
    DVDs, "A Bug's Life" pay-per-view, and passive
    royalties from "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command" the
    television series. (Along with some minor amount of
    additional revenue from their software products selling on
    Windows NT and possibly Linux.) Does anyone else have a
    feeling that this is going to add up to a lot of revenue
    for Pixar?
    ---------

    CBS MarketWatch -
    PIXAR SPEEDS PAST ESTIMATES
    By David B. Wilkerson,
    CBS MarketWatch
    Last Update: 5:38 PM ET Oct 25,
    1999 Media Indexes

    RICHMOND, Calif. (CBS.MW)
    -- Pixar Animation Studios on Monday reported vastly
    improved profits in the third quarter that smashed most
    analysts' expectations, thanks to video proceeds from "A
    Bug's Life."

    The company said its profit from
    operations was $32.3 million, or 63 cents a share, compared
    to net income of $867,000, or 2 cents, in the
    year-ago period. On average, seven analysts who responded
    to First Call's survey were looking for a profit of
    just 29 cents a share.

    The stock (PIXR: news,
    msgs), which closed at 37 7/8, jumped to 41 3/4 in
    after-hours trading.

    Revenue soared to $79.2 million
    from $2.5 million...

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Sep 8, 2000 1:31 PM Flag

    The current price is very close to 52-week lows..
    ..

    October should be a big month for product sales.
    (Lots
    of pre-sales for one of the hottest DVD of the
    Year.)

    Calendar of
    events
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    * September - Pixar's Annual Report
    * October 01
    - "A Bug's Life" on Pay-Per-View
    * October 14 -
    Premier of "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command". The
    Television Series
    * October 17 - Release of "Toy Story /
    Toy Story 2 - DVD 2 Pack"
    * October 17 - Release
    of "Toy Story / Toy Story 2 Collector's Set - DVD 3
    Pack"
    * October 26 - The Pixar Annual Shareholders
    Meeting
    * Oct. - Dec. - The launch of many new toys and
    products based on Disney/Pixar characters

    * End of
    summer - Linux for Intel Processors batch version of
    MTOR 2.1
    * End of summer - Alfserver for Linux and
    other supported platforms
    * End of summer - Annual
    Shareholders Meeting
    * In time for the holidays: Videos,
    DVDs, Toys and much, much, more

    Note: According
    to Pixar's website, Pixar's annual report "should be
    made available by late September". In prior years the
    report normally included Steve's letter to shareholders,
    but the website doesn't make any claims about that.

  • Reply to

    When should a short cover?

    by jimillo9 Sep 6, 2000 11:44 AM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Sep 7, 2000 11:56 AM Flag

    Hmmm, now appears to be a good time to cover or
    buy.
    Events in the month of October may bring a bit of
    attention to Pixar and its extremely low stock
    price:

    Pixar's second movie "A Bug's Life" starts show on
    Pay-per-view starting on October first. Two weeks later,
    Pixar's "Buzz Lightyear" stars in a new Saturday morning
    cartoon that is created and produced by Disney. Three
    days later, the original "Toy Story" and Pixar's
    blockbuster "Toy Story 2" release on DVD. One week later,
    Steve Jobs meets with shareholders to share his latest
    thoughts on the future of Pixar.

    In addition to
    the products being released by Disney and Pixar in
    the month of October, there should be a flood of
    additional merchandise finding its way to many retailers and
    most toy stores throughout the country. (Just in time
    for the busy holiday shopping season. YES!)

    To
    October and Beyond.. .. ..In November, Pixar employees
    move into their new studio in Emeryville, California.
    It is an extremely impressive piece of real estate.
    (The fact that it is almost "paid for" is even more
    impressive! ;-)

    Good luck to all Pixar investors,


    RWB

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Sep 5, 2000 10:47 AM Flag

    Big numbers coming in October.. .. ..Lots of
    pre-sales on the hottest DVD of the Year
    Plenty of
    reasons to go long and no sound reasons to fall
    short

    Calendar of
    events
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    * September - Steve's letter to shareholders (and
    the goodies that go with it?)
    * October 01 - "A
    Bug's Life" on Pay-Per-View
    * October 14 - Premier
    of "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command". The Television
    Series
    * October 17 - Release of "Toy Story / Toy Story 2
    - DVD 2 Pack"
    * October 17 - Release of "Toy
    Story / Toy Story 2 Collector's Set - DVD 3 Pack"
    *
    October 26 - The Pixar Annual Shareholders Meeting
    *
    Oct. - Dec. - The launch of many new toys and products
    based on Disney/Pixar characters
    * In time for the
    holidays - Videos, DVDs, Toys and much, much,
    more

    * End of summer - Linux for Intel Processors batch
    version of MTOR 2.1
    * End of summer - Alfserver for
    Linux and other supported platforms
    * End of summer
    - Annual Shareholders Meeting

    The big
    numbers from "Toy Story 2" start flowing in
    October.
    (Look for Analyst upgrades starting mid next
    month.)

    Good luck to all Pixar investors

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Aug 30, 2000 12:11 PM Flag

    Big numbers coming in October.. .. ..Lots of
    pre-sales on the hottest DVD of the Year
    Plenty of
    reasons to go long and no sound reasons to fall
    short

    Calendar of
    events
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    * September - Steve's letter to shareholders (and
    the goodies that go with it?)
    * October 01 - "A
    Bug's Life" on Pay-Per-View
    * October 14 - Premier
    of "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command". The Television
    Series
    * October 17 - Release of "Toy Story / Toy Story 2
    - DVD 2 Pack"
    * October 17 - Release of "Toy
    Story / Toy Story 2 Collector's Set - DVD 3 Pack"
    *
    October 26 - The Pixar Annual Shareholders Meeting
    *
    Oct. - Dec. - The launch of many new toys and products
    based on Disney/Pixar characters

    * End of summer
    - Linux for Intel Processors batch version of MTOR
    2.1
    * End of summer - Alfserver for Linux and other
    supported platforms
    * In time for the holidays: Videos,
    DVDs, Toys and much, much, more

    The big numbers
    from "Toy Story 2" start flowing in October.
    (Look
    for Analyst upgrades starting mid next
    month.)

    Good luck to all Pixar investors

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Aug 29, 2000 9:48 AM Flag

    The next six months should prove the power of
    building a library of hit films.

    In October,
    several of the "Toy Story" characters are immortalized in
    Disney's Saturday morning cartoon lineup.
    In October,
    Pixar's "Bug's Life" begins its run on cable's
    "pay-per-view". Offering the bugs to new audiences.
    In
    October, Pixar's "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2" release
    nation-wide on video and DVD.
    In October, The first
    trailer for "Monster's Inc." premiers to audiences
    nation-wide.
    In October, Steve Jobs meets with shareholders to
    announce his plans for growing Pixar.

    Dozens of
    companies hold licenses for creating and selling associated
    merchandise I wouldn't be surprised if October also brings a
    flood of new Disney / Pixar toys, costumes, clothing,
    and other film related memorabilia. (Just in time for
    the holidays.. ..YES!!!!)

    Here's to new highs
    for PIXR !!!
    May they happen sooner than you
    expect.

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Aug 28, 2000 3:36 PM Flag

    Big numbers coming in October.. .. ..Lots of
    pre-sales on the hottest DVD of the Year
    Plenty of
    reasons to go long and no sound reasons to fall
    short

    Calendar of
    events
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    * October 1 - "A Bug's Life" on Pay-Per-View
    *
    October 14 - Premier of "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command".
    The Television Series
    * October 17 - Release of
    "Toy Story / Toy Story 2 - DVD 2 Pack"
    * October 17
    - Release of "Toy Story / Toy Story 2 Collector's
    Set - DVD 3 Pack"
    * Oct. - Dec. - The launch of
    many new toys and products based on Disney/Pixar
    characters

    * End of summer - Linux for Intel Processors batch
    version of MTOR 2.1
    * End of summer - Alfserver for
    Linux and other supported platforms
    * End of summer
    - Annual Shareholders Meeting

    * In time for
    the holidays: Videos, DVDs, Toys and much, much, more


    The big numbers from "Toy Story 2" start flowing in
    October.
    (Look for Analyst upgrades starting mid next
    month.)

    Good luck to all Pixar investors

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Aug 22, 2000 2:50 PM Flag

    Big numbers coming in October
    Lots of
    pre-sales on the hottest DVD of the Year
    Plenty of
    reasons to go long
    No solid reasons to fall
    short

    Calendar of
    events
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    * October 1 - "A Bug's Life" on Pay-Per-View
    *
    October 14 - Premier of "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command".
    The Television Series
    * October 17 - Release of
    "Toy Story / Toy Story 2 - DVD 2 Pack"
    * October 17
    - Release of "Toy Story / Toy Story 2 Collector's
    Set - DVD 3 Pack"
    * Oct. - Dec. - The launch of
    many new toys and products based on Disney/Pixar
    characters

    * End of summer - Linux for Intel Processors batch
    version of MTOR 2.1
    * End of summer - Alfserver for
    Linux and other supported platforms
    * End of summer
    - Annual Shareholders Meeting

    * In time for
    the holidays: Videos, DVDs, Toys and much, much, more

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Aug 17, 2000 12:00 PM Flag

    Pixar is very close to the 12 month
    low.

    Last year Pixar made approximately "$0.63" in one
    quarter due to the sale of "A Bug's Life" videos and
    DVDs

    This year Pixar is predicting approximately the same
    amount for rest of this year from the sale of the
    following
    products:
    --------------------------------------------------------
    - RenderMan Artists Tools 4.1 for Irix, Windows NT,
    Windows 2000 (07/25/2000)
    - Disney Gold Collection
    Edition of "A Bug's Life" video and DVD (08/01/2000)

    - Buzz Lightyear of Star Command video and DVD
    (08/08/2000)
    - Pay per view Bug's Life (10/01/2000)
    - Buzz
    Lightyear of Star Command the television series
    (10/14/2000)
    - Toy Story / Toy Story 2 box set !!! $$$$$
    (10/17/2000)
    - Alfserver Linux (End of summer release)
    -
    Linux for Intel Processors batch version of MTOR 2.1
    (End of summer release)
    - Christmas toy sales and
    related merchandise

    Guess what folks?


    "Buzz" is a much stronger revenue stream than
    "Flick"
    Think about it, we could see new highs in 2000, and
    "Buzz" could push us there.

    To Infinity and
    Beyond !!!!

    May it happen sooner than you expect.

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Aug 9, 2000 3:15 PM Flag

    Big numbers coming in October
    Lots of
    pre-sales on the hottest DVD of the Year
    Plenty of
    reasons to go long
    No solid reasons to fall
    short

    Calendar of
    events
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    * August 8 - Premier release of "Buzz Lightyear of
    Star Command". On Video & DVD
    * August 10 - Second
    Quarter 2000 financial results

    * October 14 -
    Premier of "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command". The
    Television Series
    * October 17 - Release of "Toy Story /
    Toy Story 2 - DVD 2 Pack"
    * October 17 - Release
    of "Toy Story / Toy Story 2 Collector's Set - DVD 3
    Pack"
    * Oct. - Dec. - The launch of many new toys and
    products based on Disney/Pixar characters

    * End of
    summer - Linux for Intel Processors batch version of
    MTOR 2.1
    * End of summer - Alfserver for Linux and
    other supported platforms
    * End of summer - Annual
    Shareholders Meeting

    * In time for the holidays:
    Videos, DVDs, Toys and much, much, more

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Aug 2, 2000 12:04 PM Flag

    Yes, No, Maybe

    Calendar of upcoming
    events
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    * August 8 - Premier release of "Buzz Lightyear of
    Star Command". On Video & DVD
    * August 10 - Second
    Quarter 2000 financial results

    * October 14 -
    Premier of "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command". The
    Television Series
    * October 17 - Release of "Toy Story /
    Toy Story 2 - DVD 2 Pack"
    * October 17 - Release
    of "Toy Story / Toy Story 2 Collector's Set - DVD 3
    Pack"
    * Oct. - Dec. - The launch of many new toys and
    products based on Disney/Pixar characters

    * End of
    summer - Linux for Intel Processors batch version of
    MTOR 2.1
    * End of summer - Alfserver for Linux and
    other supported platforms
    * End of summer - Annual
    Shareholders Meeting

    * In time for the holidays:
    Videos, DVDs, Toys and much, much, more

  • Reply to

    C-Man is crying again, boo-hoo

    by blow_out_year Jul 31, 2000 11:53 AM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Jul 31, 2000 11:56 AM Flag

    The next two weeks look quite
    promising.

    In the next two weeks Pixar has two DVD releases and
    an earnings report.

    Calendar of upcoming
    events
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    * August 1 - Disney Gold Collection Edition of "A
    Bug's Life" On DVD
    * August 8 - Premier release of
    "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command". On Video & DVD
    *
    August 10 - Second Quarter 2000 financial
    results

    * October 14 - Premier of "Buzz Lightyear of Star
    Command". The Television Series
    * October 17 - Release
    of "Toy Story / Toy Story 2 - DVD 2 Pack"
    *
    October 17 - Release of "Toy Story / Toy Story 2
    Collector's Set - DVD 3 Pack"
    * Oct. - Dec. - The launch
    of many new toys and products based on Disney/Pixar
    characters

    * End of summer - Linux for Intel Processors batch
    version of MTOR 2.1
    * End of summer - Alfserver for
    Linux and other supported platforms
    * End of summer
    - Annual Shareholders Meeting

    * In time for
    the holidays: Videos, DVDs, Toys and much, much, more

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Jul 27, 2000 12:34 PM Flag

    Annual Shareholders Meeting, hmmm

    Who,
    What, When, Where, Why ??? The last time I contacted
    investor relations I was told (via email) that
    "it
    will happen before the end of the summer"
    Unfortunately, that doesn't narrow it down much.

    It
    would be really great if a few of the analysts calling
    in to the Pixar Q2 conference call would ask about
    the
    Annual Shareholders Meeting and why it wasn't
    announced in June. (Like every prior year.)

    Calendar
    of upcoming
    events
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    * August 1 - Disney Gold Collection Edition of "A
    Bug's Life" On DVD
    * August 8 - Premier release of
    "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command". On Video & DVD
    *
    August 10 - Second Quarter 2000 financial
    results

    * October 14 - Premier of "Buzz Lightyear of Star
    Command". The Television Series
    * October 17 - Release
    of "Toy Story / Toy Story 2 - DVD 2 Pack"
    *
    October 17 - Release of "Toy Story / Toy Story 2
    Collector's Set - DVD 3 Pack"
    * Oct. - Dec. - The launch
    of many new toys and products based on Disney/Pixar
    characters

    * End of summer - Linux for Intel Processors batch
    version of MTOR 2.1
    * End of summer - Alfserver for
    Linux and other supported platforms
    * End of summer
    - Annual Shareholders Meeting

    * In time for
    the holidays: Videos, DVDs, Toys and much, much, more

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Jul 26, 2000 2:43 PM Flag

    Who, What, When, Where, Why ??? The last time I
    contacted investor relations I was told (via email) that

    "it will happen before the end of the summer"
    Unfortunately, that doesn't narrow it down much.

    It
    would be really great if a few of the analysts calling
    in to the Pixar Q2 conference call would ask about
    the
    Annual Shareholders Meeting and why it wasn't
    announced in June. (Like every prior year.)


    Calendar of upcoming
    events
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    * August 1 - Disney Gold Collection Edition of "A
    Bug's Life" On DVD
    * August 8 - Premier release of
    "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command". On Video & DVD
    *
    August 10 - Second Quarter 2000 financial
    results

    * October 14 - Premier of "Buzz Lightyear of Star
    Command". The Television Series
    * October 17 - Release
    of "Toy Story / Toy Story 2 - DVD 2 Pack"
    *
    October 17 - Release of "Toy Story / Toy Story 2
    Collector's Set - DVD 3 Pack"
    * Oct. - Dec. - The launch
    of many new toys and products based on Disney/Pixar
    characters

    * End of summer - Linux for Intel Processors batch
    version of MTOR 2.1
    * End of summer - Alfserver for
    Linux and other supported platforms
    * End of summer
    - Annual Shareholders Meeting

    * In time for
    the holidays: Videos, DVDs, Toys and much, much, more

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Jul 25, 2000 12:05 PM Flag

    Pixar Selects Silicon Graphics Octane2
    High-Performance Visual Workstations As Production
    Platform

    NEW ORLEANS, SIGGRAPH, July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- SGI's
    (NYSE: SGI - news) long-time customer, Pixar Animation
    Studios (Nasdaq: PIXR - news), has made a significant
    purchase of more than 250 powerful new Silicon Graphics�
    Octane2(TM) visual workstations for production of its fourth
    animated feature film, Disney/Pixar's Monsters, Inc.,
    targeted for a Holiday 2001 release.

    The Silicon
    Graphics Octane2 visual workstation, introduced by SGI
    last month, is a new desktop line with more
    visualization power than any other UNIX� workstation. Octane2
    brings together the most robust implementation of
    SGI(TM) VPro(TM) graphics; an optimized crossbar
    architecture; the latest high-performance MIPS� RISC processor;
    and multiple industry-first features for power users
    in technical and creative professions. Pixar is
    providing these workstations to its entire digital content
    creation team, who will use the workstations for 3D
    modeling, painting and animation.

    ``We've always
    looked to SGI to provide the most advanced visualization
    technology,'' said Greg Brandeau, vice president of Computer
    Operations for Pixar Animation Studios. ``We chose Octane2
    for its unmatched speed, power and features that
    enable us to produce a more visually-rich film. These
    important tools will help our animators manipulate complex
    models and images, as well as complete the film on time
    and within budget.''

    ``Pixar Animation
    Studios' selection of Octane2 as its production platform
    for Monsters, Inc. tells us that we're on target and
    consistently delivering the kinds of visual graphics products
    that make a difference in keeping our customers at the
    top of their industries,'' said Greg Estes, vice
    president and general manager, Telecommunications and Media
    Group, SGI.

    (It appears that some of those crying
    for a stock buy back may not get their way. Pixar is
    finally starting to spend a little bit of their bank roll
    to buy better tools. Note to the C-Man: this is one
    more way to put more value into the business. Better
    tools will help speed up the production of future
    movies.)

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