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  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Jul 25, 2000 1:52 AM Flag

    Advanced RenderMan 2: To RI_INFINITY and
    Beyond
    Tuesday, Full Day, 8:30 am - 5 pm
    Room 353-355


    Many large and small animation production studios use
    RenderMan to create high-quality, often photorealistic,
    imagery for television and motion pictures. It is a
    powerful, flexible, extensible system that allows users to
    customize the software for situations that were not
    envisioned by RenderMan's original implementors. This course
    goes beyond the basics presented in The RenderMan
    Companion and teaches advanced techniques that are being
    used (or should be used) in turn-of-the-millennium
    special-effects production.

    Prerequisites
    Thorough
    knowledge of 3D image synthesis, computer graphics
    illumination models, previous experience with the RenderMan
    shading language, and facility in C. This course is for
    graphics programmers and technical directors. It is not
    for those who avoid examining code.


    Topics
    Modern methods of generating geometric data and handling
    geometric complexity, advanced shading language techniques,
    volumetric rendering, realistic lighting and reflection,
    skin, hair and fur, and integration with other CGI
    tools.

    Organizer
    Larry Gritz
    Pixar
    Animation Studio

    Lecturers
    Tony Apodaca
    Larry
    Gritz
    Mitch Prater
    Pixar Animation Studio

    Rob
    Bredow
    Sony Pictures Imageworks

    Tal Lancaster
    The
    Walt Disney Company

    Schedule
    8:30

    Welcome and Introduction
    Gritz

    8:45
    How
    PhotoRealistic RenderMan Works
    Apodaca

    10
    Break


    10:15
    The Secret Life of Lights and
    Surfaces
    Gritz

    Noon
    Lunch

    1:30

    Rendering-Related Issues on the Production of Disney's "Dinosaur"

    Lancaster

    2:30
    The Artistry of Shading: Human
    Skin
    Prater

    3
    Break

    3:15

    The Artistry of Shading: Human Skin (continued)

    Prater

    3:45
    Fur in "Stuart Little"

    Bredow

    4:45
    Roundtable Discussion /
    Questions and Answers
    All

    Source:
    http://www.siggraph.org/s2000/conference/courses/crs40.html

  • Reply to

    when are earnings coming out?...thanks

    by buzzoffme Jul 24, 2000 10:21 AM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Jul 24, 2000 11:54 AM Flag

    June Earnings, hmmm

    * July 24, Pixar's
    newest short film premiers in the United States at
    Siggraph 2000 in New Orleans.
    * August 1, Disney Gold
    Collection Edition of "A Bug's Life" On DVD
    * August 8,
    The release of "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command". On
    both Video & DVD
    * August 10, Second Quarter 2000
    financial results
    * October 14, The launch of "Buzz
    Lightyear - 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
    * In time for the holidays: Videos, DVDs,
    Toys and much, much, more

  • Reply to

    PIXAR's day is coming.....

    by Calamity00 Jul 21, 2000 9:52 AM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Jul 24, 2000 11:52 AM Flag

    * July 24, Pixar's newest short film premiers in
    the United States at Siggraph 2000 in New Orleans.

    * August 1, Disney Gold Collection Edition of "A
    Bug's Life" On DVD
    * August 8, The release of "Buzz
    Lightyear of Star Command". On both Video & DVD
    *
    August 10, Second Quarter 2000 financial results
    *
    October 14, The launch of "Buzz Lightyear - 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

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

  • Reply to

    PIXAR's day is coming.....

    by Calamity00 Jul 21, 2000 9:52 AM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Jul 21, 2000 11:31 AM Flag

    In fact it may happen by this time next
    month.

    Wouldn�t it be great if the new DVD helped push Pixar to
    new highs ??? (OVER $66)

    Thank you C-Man. May
    all your dreams come true.
    (To Infinity and
    Beyond before you are old and gray, yes?
    LOL)

    Here are a few things that may help provide the extra
    push that you are looking for

    * July 24,
    Pixar's newest short film premiers in the United States
    at Siggraph 2000 in New Orleans.
    * August 1,
    Disney Gold Collection Edition of "A Bug's Life" On DVD

    * August 8, The release of "Buzz Lightyear of Star
    Command". On both Video & DVD
    * August 10, Second
    Quarter 2000 financial results
    * October 14, The
    launch of "Buzz Lightyear - 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
    * In time for the holidays:
    Videos, DVDs, Toys and much, much, more

  • Reply to

    I think I'll have some eggs

    by kkrmano Jul 20, 2000 9:57 AM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Jul 20, 2000 11:16 AM Flag

    Employees at Pixar are working on this !!!


    It is evident from the calendar of events for this
    quarter...

    * Soon, RenderMan Artists Tools Arrive on Windows
    NT (Target was end of Q2)
    * July 24, Pixar's
    newest short film premiers in the United States at
    Siggraph 2000 in New Orleans.
    * August 1, Disney Gold
    Collection Edition of "A Bug's Life" On DVD
    * August 8,
    The release of "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command". On
    both Video & DVD
    * August 10, Second Quarter 2000
    financial results
    * October 14, The launch of "Buzz
    Lightyear - 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
    * In time for the holidays: Videos, DVDs,
    Toys and much, much, more

    The more products
    released the more cash flowing into Pixar

    Pixar is
    building multiple, overlapping revenue streams and soon it

    will add up to something big for both Pixar and Pixar
    Investors.

    Good Luck to all Pixar Employee and Pixar Investors

  • Reply to

    DVD - Here to stay

    by just_an_ant Jul 19, 2000 3:26 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Jul 19, 2000 3:52 PM Flag

    Calendar of events for this quarter...

    *
    Soon, RenderMan Artists Tools Arrive on Windows NT
    (Target was end of Q2)

    * July 24, Pixar's newest
    short film premiers in the United States at Siggraph
    2000 in New Orleans.

    * August 1, Disney Gold
    Collection Edition of "A Bug's Life" On DVD

    * August
    8, The release of "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command".
    On both Video & DVD

    * August 10, Second
    Quarter 2000 financial results

    * October 14, The
    launch of "Buzz Lightyear - 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

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

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Jul 17, 2000 2:57 AM Flag

    More Fuel for a Short Squeeze
    (maybe)

    August is only a few weeks away.
    Soon we will have
    earnings, Steve's letter, and much more.. .. ..

    The
    following are things that might help to push up the stock
    price and trigger a short squeeze:

    * Soon,
    RenderMan Artists Tools Arrive on Windows NT (Target was
    end of Q2)

    * July 24, Pixar's newest short
    film premiers in the United States at Siggraph 2000 in
    New Orleans.

    * August 1, Disney Gold
    Collection Edition of "A Bug's Life" On DVD

    * August
    8, The release of "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command".
    On both Video & DVD

    * August 10, Second
    Quarter 2000 financial results

    * October 14, The
    launch of "Buzz Lightyear - 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

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

    Note: Almost 1 million shorts have
    covered since the first of the year.. ..
    .. .. ..
    .(Anticipation of the squeeze ???)

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Jul 10, 2000 2:22 PM Flag

    Buyout rumors, hmmm
    Considering Pixar's assets
    and cash reserves the number would have to be fairly
    big...

    Past � Building, Building, Building and gathering lots
    of cash

    Pixar was profitable every quarter
    for the last four years
    Some of the excess cash
    reserves were used to build the new state-of-the-art
    studio in Emeryville, CA
    Pixar stockpiled over $200
    Million in cash for future projects (High Octane for
    Blockbuster movies)
    Pixar hired Brad Bird onto the
    creative team for building new features

    Present �
    Preparation for the release of four DVDs

    * August 1,
    Disney Gold Collection Edition of "A Bug's Life" On
    DVD
    * August 8, The release of "Buzz Lightyear of Star
    Command". On both Video & DVD
    * 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, The launch of "Buzz
    Lightyear - The Television Series"
    * 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

    Future �
    Shareholder value increases as profits from overlapping
    revenue streams compound

    Y2001 - Pixar begins
    releasing one movie per year
    Y2001 - Overlapping
    revenue streams from Toy Story 1, 2, Bug�s Life, Star
    Command
    Y2002 - Overlapping revenue streams from Toy Story 1,
    2, Bug�s Life, Star Command, Monster�s Inc.
    Y2003
    - Overlapping revenue streams from Toy Story 1, 2,
    Bug�s Life, Star Command, Monster�s Inc, Movie
    3
    Y2004 - Overlapping revenue streams from Toy Story 1,
    2, Bug�s Life, Star Command, Monster�s Inc, Movie 3,
    4
    Y2005 - Overlapping revenue streams from Toy Story 1,
    2, Bug�s Life, Star Command, Monster�s Inc, Movie 3,
    4, 5

    Each new movie leads to the development
    of new characters and new products.

    These new
    products lead to golden revenue streams that may continue
    to flow forever.

    That is partially how Disney
    became an $80 Billion Dollar Company and
    How Pixar
    plans to become a $10 Billion Dollar
    Company.

    Here�s to �Infinity and Beyond� !!!!

    May it
    happen sooner than you expect.

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Jul 10, 2000 11:47 AM Flag

    Over 1 million shorts have covered since the
    first of the year in anticipation of the
    squeeze
    (Decreasing most every month, except the month of June,
    hmmm)

    The following are things that might help to push up
    the stock price and trigger a short squeeze:

    *
    Soon, RenderMan Artists Tools Arrive on Windows NT


    * August 1, Disney Gold Collection Edition of "A
    Bug's Life" On DVD

    * August 8, The release of
    "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command". On both Video & DVD


    * 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, The launch of "Buzz Lightyear - The
    Television Series"

    * 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

  • Reply to

    With NO plan to INCREASE SHAREHOLDER...

    by Calamity00 Jun 23, 2000 1:58 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Jul 6, 2000 10:31 PM Flag

    To hear something brilliant from you on how to
    increase shareholder value.

    Calamity,

    Your
    prior suggestions for Pixar leave something to be
    desired: �Deplete valuable cash reserves by buying up a
    few shares�
    Today�s shareholders might get a quick
    rush but you seem to miss the point. (Steve�s plan for
    the future.)

    That�s right, Pixar has a plan
    for the future and that plan is going to take a lot
    of cash.
    Creating one movie per year will require
    more resources, both hardware and human, than Pixar
    currently has.

    Pixar has just built an amazing
    state-of-the-art studio in Emeryville, California.
    If you had
    just paid to build a new home, would you give away all
    of you cash? (I doubt it.)

    It is going to
    take millions of dollars to properly furnish Pixar�s
    new home.
    Running multiple teams, on multiple
    movies, will require a lot more equipment than Pixar
    currently has.

    To think that Pixar would give up
    valuable cash reserves to take a few shares of stock off
    the market seems a bit foolish.

    Calamity, if
    you are going to help build shareholder value you are
    going to have to come up with something
    better.
    Perhaps the following would work:

    1. Complete the
    Disney obligation in a timely manner so you are free to
    work on other projects

    2. Build up your cash
    reserves so you have the funds for new projects

    3.
    Build multiple creative teams so you can create at
    least one movie per year

    Oh, that right, Pixar
    is already doing all of the above.

    Calamity,


    Under the current agreement with Disney, Disney
    co-finances the production costs of the Pictures.
    Once
    Pixar starts creating one-picture-per-year without
    Disney they are going to need their cash reserves.
    I
    know that you would love to see Pixar give up their
    plans for the future but to succeed they need to �Be
    Prepared�.

    Calamity,

    There must be some other way that Pixar can build
    shareholder value without giving up on the future.
    Please
    give it another try but this time try to come up with
    something that doesn�t dump on the future.

    Good Luck


    BTW. Your knowledge of the Apple turnaround seems to
    be a little deficient.

  • Reply to

    Almost Time !!!

    by at_last_at_last Jul 6, 2000 2:05 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Jul 6, 2000 2:35 PM Flag

    * Soon, RenderMan Artists Tools Arrive on Windows
    NT (Target was end of Q2)

    * August 1, Disney
    Gold Collection Edition of "A Bug's Life" On DVD


    * August 8, The release of "Buzz Lightyear of Star
    Command". On both Video & DVD

    * 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, The launch
    of "Buzz Lightyear - The Television Series"


    * 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

    Note: Everything is on hold at Pixar
    waiting for Calamity's list of ways to increase value.
    (LOL)

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Jul 6, 2000 2:05 PM Flag

    August is only a few weeks away.
    Soon we will
    have earnings, Steve's letter, and...

    Over 1
    million shorts have covered since the first of the year
    in anticipation of the squeeze
    (Decreasing most
    every month, except the month of June, hmmm)

    The
    following are things that might help to push up the stock
    price and trigger a short squeeze:

    * Soon,
    RenderMan Artists Tools Arrive on Windows NT (Target was
    end of Q2)

    * August 1, Disney Gold Collection
    Edition of "A Bug's Life" On DVD

    * August 8, The
    release of "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command". On both
    Video & DVD

    * 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, The launch of
    "Buzz Lightyear - The Television Series"

    * 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

  • Reply to

    Short ratio of 30%???!!!

    by logicaltruth Jul 5, 2000 11:07 AM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Jul 5, 2000 12:08 PM Flag

    Over 1 million shorts have covered since the
    first of the year in anticipation of the
    squeeze
    (Decreasing most every month, except the month of June,
    hmmm)

    The following are things that might help to push up
    the stock price and trigger a short squeeze:

    *
    July, RenderMan Artists Tools Arrive on Windows NT


    * August 1, Disney Gold Collection Edition of "A
    Bug's Life" On DVD

    * August 8, The release of
    "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command". On both Video & DVD


    * 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, The launch of "Buzz Lightyear - The
    Television Series"

    * 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

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Jun 30, 2000 10:56 PM Flag

    This year should be a turning point for
    Pixar...

    Past � Building, Building, Building and gathering lots
    of cash

    Pixar was profitable every quarter
    for the last four years
    Some of the excess cash
    reserves were used to build the new state-of-the-art
    studio in Emeryville, CA
    Pixar stockpiled over $200
    Million in cash for future projects (High Octane for
    Blockbuster movies)
    Pixar hired Brad Bird onto the
    creative team for building new features

    Present �
    Preparation for the release of four DVDs

    * August 1,
    Disney Gold Collection Edition of "A Bug's Life" On DVD

    * August 8, The release of "Buzz Lightyear of Star
    Command". On both Video & DVD
    * 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, The launch of "Buzz
    Lightyear - The Television Series"
    * 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

    Future �
    Shareholder value increases as profits from overlapping
    revenue streams compound

    Y2001 - Overlapping
    revenue streams from Toy Story 1, 2, Bug�s Life, Star
    Command
    Y2002 - Overlapping revenue streams from Toy
    Story 1, 2, Bug�s Life, Star Command, Monster�s Inc.

    Y2003 - Overlapping revenue streams from Toy Story 1,
    2, Bug�s Life, Star Command, Monster�s Inc, Movie 3

    Y2004 - Overlapping revenue streams from Toy Story 1,
    2, Bug�s Life, Star Command, Monster�s Inc, Movie 3,
    4
    Y2005 - Overlapping revenue streams from Toy
    Story 1, 2, Bug�s Life, Star Command, Monster�s Inc,
    Movie 3, 4, 5

    Each new movie leads to the
    development of new characters and new products.
    These new
    products lead to golden revenue streams that may continue
    to flow forever.

    That is partially how
    Disney became an $80 Billion Dollar Company and
    How
    Pixar plans to become a $10 Billion Dollar Company.


    Here�s to �Infinity and Beyond� !!!!

    May it
    happen sooner than you expect.

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Jun 27, 2000 8:37 PM Flag

    $$$$$

    Past � Building, Building, Building
    and gathering lots of cash

    Pixar was
    profitable every quarter for the last four years
    Some of
    the excess cash reserves were used to build the new
    state-of-the-art studio in Emeryville, CA
    Pixar stockpiled over
    $200 Million in cash for future projects (High Octane
    for Blockbuster movies)
    Pixar hired Brad Bird
    onto the creative team for building new
    features

    Present � Preparation for the release of four
    DVDs

    * August 1, Disney Gold Collection Edition of "A
    Bug's Life" On DVD
    * August 8, The release of "Buzz
    Lightyear of Star Command". On both Video & DVD
    *
    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, The launch of
    "Buzz Lightyear - The Television Series"
    * 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

    Future �
    Shareholder value increases as profits from overlapping
    revenue streams compound

    Y2001 - Pixar begins
    releasing one movie per year
    Y2001 - Overlapping
    revenue streams from Toy Story 1, 2, Bug�s Life, Star
    Command
    Y2002 - Overlapping revenue streams from Toy Story 1,
    2, Bug�s Life, Star Command, Monster�s Inc.
    Y2003
    - Overlapping revenue streams from Toy Story 1, 2,
    Bug�s Life, Star Command, Monster�s Inc, Movie
    3
    Y2004 - Overlapping revenue streams from Toy Story 1,
    2, Bug�s Life, Star Command, Monster�s Inc, Movie 3,
    4
    Y2005 - Overlapping revenue streams from Toy Story 1,
    2, Bug�s Life, Star Command, Monster�s Inc, Movie 3,
    4, 5

    Each new movie leads to the development
    of new characters and new products.

    These new
    products lead to golden revenue streams that may continue
    to flow forever.

    That is partially how Disney
    became an $80 Billion Dollar Company and
    How Pixar
    plans to become a $10 Billion Dollar
    Company.

    Here�s to �Infinity and Beyond� !!!!

    May it
    happen sooner than you expect.

  • Reply to

    SOMEBODY

    by pixarat53in200 Jun 27, 2000 12:35 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Jun 27, 2000 2:44 PM Flag

    Calamity,

    Recently, Both Brad Bird and Joe
    Roth signed on to Pixar because of their faith in
    Pixar�s future.

    Calamity, their stock options are
    priced at or above today�s stock price.
    You can bet
    that the folks at Pixar are working to make these
    options worth something.

    Steve�s Target is to
    build Pixar into a �$10 Billion Dollar Animation
    Studio�.

    That goal takes talent and products. Eventually
    life-long revenue streams from
    overlapping product
    lines is going to add up to a lot of shareholder value.

    You just have to look beyond the short term to the
    long term

    Y2001 � Overlapping revenue streams
    from Toy Story 1, 2, Bug�s Life, Star Command
    Y2002
    � Overlapping revenue streams from Toy Story 1, 2,
    Bug�s Life, Star Command, Monster�s Inc.
    Y2003 �
    Overlapping revenue streams from Toy Story 1, 2, Bug�s Life,
    Star Command, Monster�s Inc, Movie 3
    Y2004 �
    Overlapping revenue streams from Toy Story 1, 2, Bug�s Life,
    Star Command, Monster�s Inc, Movie 3, 4
    Y2004 �
    Overlapping revenue streams from Toy Story 1, 2, Bug�s Life,
    Star Command, Monster�s Inc, Movie 3, 4, 5

    Each
    new movie leads to the development of new characters
    and new products.

    These new products lead to
    golden revenue streams that may continue to flow
    forever.

    That is partially how Disney became an $80 Billion
    Dollar Company and
    How Pixar plans to become a $10
    Billion Dollar Company.

    Here�s to �Infinity and
    Beyond� !!!!

    May it happen sooner than you expect.

  • Reply to

    SOMEBODY

    by pixarat53in200 Jun 27, 2000 12:35 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Jun 27, 2000 2:34 PM Flag

    Recently, Both Brad Bird and Joe Roth signed on
    to Pixar because of their faith in Pixar�s
    future.

    Calamity, their stock options are priced at or above
    today�s stock price.
    You can bet that the folks at
    Pixar are working to make these options worth
    something.

    Steve�s Target is to build Pixar into a �$10 Billion
    Dollar Animation Studio�.

    That goal takes talent
    and products. Eventually life-long revenue streams
    from
    overlapping product lines is going to add up
    to a lot of shareholder value.
    You just have to
    look beyond the short term.

    * August 1, Disney
    Gold Collection Edition of "A Bug's Life" On DVD
    *
    August 8, The release of "Buzz Lightyear of Star
    Command". On both Video & DVD
    * 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, The launch of "Buzz
    Lightyear - The Television Series"
    * 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

  • Reply to

    SOMEBODY

    by pixarat53in200 Jun 27, 2000 12:35 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Jun 27, 2000 2:31 PM Flag

    Building shareholder value, hmmm

    Thursday
    May 4, 4:10 pm Eastern Time

    Acclaimed
    Animation Director Brad Bird Joins Pixar

    RICHMOND,
    Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Pixar Animation Studios
    (Nasdaq: PIXR - news) announced today that Brad Bird, the
    critically-acclaimed director and writer of animated feature films,
    has joined the company as a director. Mr. Bird, 35,
    joins a growing team of creative talent at Pixar and
    will begin development on his first Pixar animated
    feature this month.

    ``Brad is about the best
    director in animation,'' said John Lasseter, executive
    vice president, creative. ``Everything he has touched
    has been entertaining, inventive and full of heart.
    He's taken audiences to places they've never been
    before. We are dancing on our desks to have him join us
    at Pixar.'' .. .. ..

    For the complete
    article:
    http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/000504/ca_bird_jo_1.html

    Thursday May 4, 4:05 pm Eastern

    Pixar Reports
    Record First Quarter EPS of $0.53
    New Film Director
    and Board Member to Join Studio

    RICHMOND,
    Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2000--Pixar Animation Studios
    (Nasdaq:PIXR - news) today announced financial results for its
    fiscal first quarter ending April 1, 2000. For the
    quarter, Pixar posted profits of $26.4 million, or $0.53
    per diluted share. These results compare to profits
    of $900,000, or $0.02 per diluted share, achieved in
    the year-ago quarter. Revenues for the quarter were
    $61.0 million, compared with $3.4 million in the
    year-ago quarter. Pixar is targeting diluted earnings per
    share of at least $1.25 for fiscal year 2000.


    To date, Toy Story 2 has earned box office receipts
    of $244 million in the U.S. and $479 million
    worldwide, making it the second highest grossing animated
    film of all time in the U.S. and the third highest
    grossing animated film of all time worldwide. Toy Story 2
    will be released on video worldwide this October in
    both VHS and DVD formats.

    Pixar also announced
    that animated feature film director Brad Bird has
    joined the studio and will begin development on his
    first Pixar feature this month. Bird most recently
    directed the critically acclaimed animated feature film
    The Iron Giant from Warner Bros.

    In addition,
    Pixar announced that Joe Roth, former Chairman of Walt
    Disney Studios, will be joining the company's Board of
    Directors. .. .. ..

    For the complete
    article:
    http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/000504/ca_pixar_1.html

    Thursday May 4, 4:15 pm Eastern Time

    Joe Roth Joins
    Pixar Board Of Directors

    RICHMOND, Calif., May 4
    /PRNewswire/ -- Pixar Animation Studios (Nasdaq: PIXR - news)
    today announced that Joe Roth, former chairman of The
    Walt Disney Studios, will be joining the company's
    Board of Directors, bringing the number of directors to
    eight.

    Mr. Roth ran The Walt Disney Studios from August 1994
    to January 2000, during which time Disney become the
    top grossing movie studio in the world, and the only
    studio to achieve box office grosses of more than $1
    billion annually for the last five years. Mr. Roth has
    recently formed an independent entertainment
    company.

    ``We are thrilled that Joe will be bringing his
    incredible talent and entertainment experience to our
    Board,'' said Steve Jobs, Pixar CEO. ``Joe has contributed
    to each of our three blockbuster films to date, and
    we look forward to his wisdom and guidance as we
    move forward as a major feature animation
    studio.''

    ``Pixar is creating some of the best family entertainment
    ever,'' said Joe Roth. ``I am delighted to continue my
    relationship with Steve, John Lasseter and the entire Pixar
    team to help build Pixar into a major force in the
    entertainment industry.'' .. .. ..

    For the complete
    article:

  • Reply to

    SOMEBODY

    by pixarat53in200 Jun 27, 2000 12:35 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Jun 27, 2000 12:37 PM Flag

    We are back in the buying zone, YES !!!

    By
    the way, are you ready for an upward swing
    ???

    Over 3 Million shorts still haven't covered. (ha ha ha
    ha ha ha)
    Over 1 Million shorts have covered
    since January 1st (The smarter ones, of
    course!)

    Oh how much fun an upward run would be !!!

    Especially if the stock were to spike into the forties or
    fifties !!!

    Lots of good news coming is on the
    way. Here is a sample:

    * Pixar moves into its
    new studio.. .. (More space, Mostly paid for..
    State-of-the-art.. In Emeryville, CA)
    * August 1, Disney Gold
    Collection Edition of "A Bug's Life" On DVD
    * August 8,
    The release of "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command". On
    both Video & DVD
    * 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, The launch of "Buzz Lightyear
    - The Television Series"
    * 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

    Several videos and "Four DVDs
    !!!"

    This company has a ton of cash in the bank, has signed
    several excellent producers,
    and is building,
    building, building.

    Don't get caught with your
    shorts down or you will regret it.. .. .. .. ..
    LOL

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    To Infinity
    and Beyond $$$$$

    May it happen sooner than you
    expect !!!!

    $$$$$

  • Reply to

    With NO plan to INCREASE SHAREHOLDER...

    by Calamity00 Jun 23, 2000 1:58 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Jun 23, 2000 5:15 PM Flag

    Calamity,

    Your ideas for Pixar leave
    something to be desired: �Deplete valuable cash reserves by
    buying up a few shares�
    Today�s shareholders might
    get a quick rush but you seem to miss the point.
    (Steve�s plan for the future.)

    That�s right, Pixar
    has a plan for the future and that plan is going to
    take a lot of cash.
    Creating one movie per year
    will require more resources, both hardware and human,
    than Pixar currently has.

    Pixar has just built
    an amazing state-of-the-art studio in Emeryville,
    California.
    If you had just paid to build a new home, would you
    give away all of you cash? (I doubt it.)

    It is
    going to take millions of dollars to properly furnish
    Pixar�s new home.
    Running multiple teams, on multiple
    movies, will require a lot more equipment than Pixar
    currently has.

    To think that Pixar would give up
    valuable cash reserves to take a few shares of stock off
    the market seems a bit foolish.

    Calamity, if
    you are going to help build shareholder value you are
    going to have to come up with something
    better.
    Perhaps the following would work:

    1. Complete the
    Disney obligation in a timely manner so you are free to
    work on other projects

    2. Build up your cash
    reserves so you have the funds for new projects

    3.
    Build multiple creative teams so you can create at
    least one movie per year

    Oh, that right, Pixar
    is already doing all of the above.

    Calamity,


    Under the current agreement with Disney, Disney
    co-finances the production costs of the Pictures.
    Once
    Pixar starts creating one-picture-per-year without
    Disney they are going to need their cash reserves.
    I
    know that you would love to see Pixar give up their
    plans for the future but to succeed they need to �Be
    Prepared�.

    Calamity,

    There must be some other way that Pixar can build
    shareholder value without giving up on the future.
    Please
    give it another try but this time try to come up with
    something that doesn�t dump on the future.

    Good Luck

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