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24/01/2006 Disney announces plans to buy Pixar

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The History of Pixar Animation Studios

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John Lasseter talks about Pixar after the Disney acquisition

Disney purchased Pixar at a valuation of $7.4 billion by converting each share of Pixar stock to 2.3 shares of Disney stock, a transaction that resulted in Jobs becoming Disney's largest single shareholder at the time. Pixar is best known for CGI-animated feature films created with RenderMan, Pixar's own implementation of the industry-standard RenderMan image-rendering application programming interface.
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