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August 15, 1995 | DAVID KRONKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Step into the cyber-studio that is Pixar, and your immediate impression is just how low-tech everything is. Situated in a decidedly unglamorous industrial park just north of Berkeley, the first thing seen in the computer-animation company is one of at least two dogs on the premises distractedly loping down the hall. The second is a production assistant tooling down the same hall on a scooter. This begs the question: What, if anything, is getting accomplished here?
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February 6, 1997 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Entertainment newcomer Pixar Animation Studios announced Tuesday that it capped 1996 by earning $25.3 million on just $38.2 million in revenue, results that came largely on the strength of the hit Walt Disney-distributed film "Toy Story." In other entertainment results, strong television results for Sony Pictures Entertainment were partly offset by losses on such feature films as "Multiplicity," "The Fan" and "The Mirror Has Two Faces."
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October 24, 1995 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the credits roll next month on Walt Disney Co.'s computer-animated feature "Toy Story," a familiar name will be listed as an executive producer: Steven P. Jobs. The celebrity computer entrepreneur--who co-founded Apple Computer in 1977 and left the company in a bitter falling out in 1985--recently asked for, and got, a credit on the film, sources at Disney say. His main contribution: He owns Pixar, the Richmond, Calif.
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January 3, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
'Toy Story' Video Sequel Being Considered: In a press release, Richmond, Calif.-based Pixar Animation Studios, which produced the hit Walt Disney film using innovative computer technology, said it is discussing a direct-to-video sequel with Disney. "Toy Story," which has grossed more than $150 million to date domestically at the box office, has been Hollywood's biggest hit over the holiday season. No details of the prospective project were announced.
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November 19, 1995 | David Kronke, David Kronke is a frequent contributor to Calendar. and
For many adults, toys are just overpriced plastic things they consider buying only when their children begin to vigorously test out their diaphragm capacity in a department store. But then, very few adults pay as much attention to toys as John Lasseter.
BUSINESS
January 3, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
'Toy Story' Video Sequel Being Considered: In a press release, Richmond, Calif.-based Pixar Animation Studios, which produced the hit Walt Disney film using innovative computer technology, said it is discussing a direct-to-video sequel with Disney. "Toy Story," which has grossed more than $150 million to date domestically at the box office, has been Hollywood's biggest hit over the holiday season. No details of the prospective project were announced.
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October 9, 1995 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here's a toy story for the holidays: When Walt Disney Pictures releases its computer-animated film "Toy Story" this Thanksgiving, audiences at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood will see the movie and then go next door--to see the toys come to life. Disney is transforming a three-story building adjacent to its historic Hollywood Boulevard theater into a seven-room "Toy Story Fun House."
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November 28, 1995 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First, let's make it crystal-clear: Mr. Potato Head isn't getting points. And Slinky Dog has a back-end deal, but it isn't financial. These two toys, however, could wind up big stars at the mall thanks to their roles in the new Disney computer-animated film "Toy Story" and a multimillion-dollar marketing blitz now under way. If ever there was a movie with built-in commercial tie-ins, it's "Toy Story," which took in $39 million in its first five days of release.
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November 21, 1995 | DAVID KRONKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
You'll see the movie, hear the soundtrack, read at least one of the books and just might drop a week's pay on the sundry merchandising. But your financial commitment to Disney's "Toy Story" is incomplete until you explore the fun house. Totally Toy Story, a multimedia fun house located next door to the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, where the film opens on Wednesday, is an extravagant tribute to the movie, certainly.
BUSINESS
December 5, 1995 | PAUL H. JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kids hoping to get miniature versions of toys from the runaway hit movie "Toy Story" at Burger King may be in for a big disappointment. Many of the fast-food chain's outlets nationwide say they are quickly running out of the action figures just two weeks into the company's 5 1/2-week promotional tie-in with the film. Children have been snatching them up at a much faster-than-anticipated rate, leaving company officials scrambling to come up with a way to make up for the shortfall.
BUSINESS
December 5, 1995 | PAUL H. JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kids hoping to get miniature versions of toys from the runaway hit movie "Toy Story" at Burger King may be in for a big disappointment. Many of the fast-food chain's outlets nationwide say they are quickly running out of the action figures just two weeks into the company's 5 1/2-week promotional tie-in with the film. Children have been snatching them up at a much faster-than-anticipated rate, leaving company officials scrambling to come up with a way to make up for the shortfall.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 1995 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First, let's make it crystal-clear: Mr. Potato Head isn't getting points. And Slinky Dog has a back-end deal, but it isn't financial. These two toys, however, could wind up big stars at the mall thanks to their roles in the new Disney computer-animated film "Toy Story" and a multimillion-dollar marketing blitz now under way. If ever there was a movie with built-in commercial tie-ins, it's "Toy Story," which took in $39 million in its first five days of release.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 1995 | DAVID KRONKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
You'll see the movie, hear the soundtrack, read at least one of the books and just might drop a week's pay on the sundry merchandising. But your financial commitment to Disney's "Toy Story" is incomplete until you explore the fun house. Totally Toy Story, a multimedia fun house located next door to the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, where the film opens on Wednesday, is an extravagant tribute to the movie, certainly.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 1995 | David Kronke, David Kronke is a frequent contributor to Calendar. and
For many adults, toys are just overpriced plastic things they consider buying only when their children begin to vigorously test out their diaphragm capacity in a department store. But then, very few adults pay as much attention to toys as John Lasseter.
BUSINESS
October 24, 1995 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the credits roll next month on Walt Disney Co.'s computer-animated feature "Toy Story," a familiar name will be listed as an executive producer: Steven P. Jobs. The celebrity computer entrepreneur--who co-founded Apple Computer in 1977 and left the company in a bitter falling out in 1985--recently asked for, and got, a credit on the film, sources at Disney say. His main contribution: He owns Pixar, the Richmond, Calif.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 1995 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here's a toy story for the holidays: When Walt Disney Pictures releases its computer-animated film "Toy Story" this Thanksgiving, audiences at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood will see the movie and then go next door--to see the toys come to life. Disney is transforming a three-story building adjacent to its historic Hollywood Boulevard theater into a seven-room "Toy Story Fun House."
BUSINESS
February 6, 1997 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Entertainment newcomer Pixar Animation Studios announced Tuesday that it capped 1996 by earning $25.3 million on just $38.2 million in revenue, results that came largely on the strength of the hit Walt Disney-distributed film "Toy Story." In other entertainment results, strong television results for Sony Pictures Entertainment were partly offset by losses on such feature films as "Multiplicity," "The Fan" and "The Mirror Has Two Faces."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 1995 | DAVID KRONKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Step into the cyber-studio that is Pixar, and your immediate impression is just how low-tech everything is. Situated in a decidedly unglamorous industrial park just north of Berkeley, the first thing seen in the computer-animation company is one of at least two dogs on the premises distractedly loping down the hall. The second is a production assistant tooling down the same hall on a scooter. This begs the question: What, if anything, is getting accomplished here?
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