CNN viewers use Apple products to say goodbye to Steve Jobs. CNN's Errol Barnett reports.
"The cloud" seems to be promoted everywhere lately, even making its way into a Super Bowl commercial.
How should a tortilla move? Trust Pixar to ask the important questions and to come up with the most inspired answers, too.
Buoyed no doubt by repeat business and premium 3-D ticket prices, Disney/Pixar's "Up" lifted past the bona fide surprise hit "The Hangover" to be the first film of the summer to land at number one at the box office two weekends in a row.
CNN's Doug Hyde gives us a preview of Pixar's latest acclaimed animated adventure.
For a little while, it looks like "Up," Pixar's 10th feature-length film, is going to be a downer.
If you want to consider a difficult computational problem, try thinking of the algorithms required to animate more than 10,000 helium balloons, each with its own string, but each also interdependent on the rest, which are collectively hoisting aloft a small house.
It's a record any studio would love to have.
The Cannes Film Festival entrusted its opening to a Pixar film, and the animation studio did not disappoint.
CNN's Neil Curry mingles with the stars at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
The 62nd annual Cannes Film Festival opened in style on Wednesday as the film world descended on the French Riviera for the premiere of Pixar's new 3D animated film "Up" -- the first time an animated movie has ever opened the festival.
Dark glasses are de rigueur on the sun-kissed French Riviera, but this year glamorous cineastes attending the opening night of Cannes were matching another kind of face wear with their tuxedoes and designer dresses.
You want monsters and aliens? Hollywood has your monsters and aliens right here.
AOL's Russ Leatherman reviews the new movie 'Monsters vs. Aliens.'
No animated movie has ever won the coveted Oscar, but Hollywood is already abuzz with talk that Pixar's smash-hit post-apocalyptic robot could change that
Pixar's new film, "Wall-E," concerns a robot collecting garbage on an abandoned earth. One of its characters is a cockroach. And -- oh, yeah -- it has no dialogue for its first 30 minutes.
This month on the Screening Room we're turning to the wonderful world of animated films.
As No Country for Old Men gets the best-picture nod from the New York Film Critics, Richard Corliss wonders if his colleagues are actually talking to the audience
The scene fades to black, the movie is over, and the credits begin to roll. But wait! Don't leave just yet. You might miss some of the great custom-made artwork being cooked up by today's filmmakers.
The rodent cartoon "Ratatouille" raced to the top at the North American box office Sunday but its weekend haul of $47.2 million was the lowest opening for a Pixar movie in nine years, according to estimates issued by distributor Walt Disney Co.
'Live Free or Die Hard'
It's always a pleasure to walk into a new movie from Pixar, those kinetic wizards of shiny sculpted animation who gave us the "Toy Story" films, "Finding Nemo," and "Cars," because it's a safe bet that you're in for a sparkly good time -- or, just maybe, a great one.
Apple Chairman and CEO Steve Jobs, whose company's stock-options practices are already the subject of a Securities and Exchange Commission probe, agreed to a large stock-options grant to a key filmmaker at his Pixar Animation Studios in 2001 as well, according to a published report.
U.S. stocks were poised for gains at Friday's open as Wall Street winds up a choppy week by considering talk of job cuts.
Power is highly mutable. Take the world's two richest men, a couple of bridge-playing buddies named Bill and Warren. They've been immensely wealthy for years, sure. But now, by combining their fortunes in a single philanthropic organization, they, along with Bill's wife, Melinda, just might wipe out deadly infectious diseases. In part because of the ever-shifting value of influence in the business world, this year we decided to eliminate rankings from our annual study of the subject and instead provide, literally, snapshots of power: In the gallery that follows are 25 portraits, photographed by Albert Watson, of the characters who had the most impact on 2006.
The year is half over. And you know what that means. It's time to take a look back at how this column's stock picks have fared.
Having fallen in love with a bunch of computer-animated, anthropomorphized vehicles who express emotion with eyes made from windshields and smiles from metallic front grills, I do believe the exemplary Pixar team who made the beguiling comedy adventure "Cars" could draw a mote of dust and a pair of socks and turn them into characters worth caring about.
When Disney bought Pixar, the upstart studio took over the creative direction of Disney's own once-renowned, now-flailing animation operations . For Iger, the deal is a bet-the-house gamble to save Disney animation from creative oblivion. For Pixar (and now Disney) animation head John Lasseter, who once got fired by Disney, it is sweet vindication.
A couple of weeks before the Pixar deal was finalized, Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke with Brent Schlender in Iger's Burbank, Calif., office.
Here's the scene: It's 3 P.M., Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Sound Stage 7 on the studio lot of Walt Disney Co. in Burbank. Five hundred cartoon people - artists, producers, voice artists, etc. - are jammed into the warehouse-like building, murmuring and fidgeting in anticipation.
HERE'S THE SCENE: It's 3 P.M., Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Sound Stage 7 on the studio lot of Walt Disney Co. in Burbank. Five hundred cartoon people--artists, producers, voice artists, etc.--are jammed into the warehouse-like building, murmuring and fidgeting in anticipation. Just yesterday, Disney CEO Bob Iger and Pixar chairman Steve Jobs announced a surprise $7.4 billion deal in which Pixar Animation Studios, which brought the world the Toy Story movies, Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles, would become a wholly-owned part of Disney. The deal is surprising because Pixar's longtime distribution pact with Disney fell apart in acrimony and is due to expire after the release in June of Cars, a kaleidoscopic celebration of racing, Route 66, and life in the slow lane. But in an amazing plot twist, not only is Pixar becoming part of Disney, but the upstart studio is also taking over the creative direction of Disney's own flailing animation operations--the people in this very room! For Iger, the deal is a bet-the-ho...
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Aflac has the squawking duck. Geico, its animated gecko with a Cockney accent. And MetLife enlists comic strip legend Snoopy to help pitch its insurance products.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Hollywood is gearing up for a major cartoon showdown.
Since Steve Jobs agreed to sell Pixar to Disney for $7.4 billion, speculation has abounded about his motives, in particular whether he is plotting someday to vie for the crown now worn by Disney CE...
Since Steve Jobs agreed to sell Pixar to Disney for $7.4 billion, speculation has abounded about his motives, in particular whether he is plotting someday to vie for the crown now worn by Disney CEO Robert Iger.
What exactly did the Walt Disney Co. buy when it agreed to acquire Pixar for $7.4 billion? Disney gets a library of six hit Pixar movies, among them Toy Story, Monsters Inc., and The Incredibles. I...
The master of disruption is at it again. With his two remarkable companies -- Apple Computer and animated movie house Pixar -- dominating the headlines, Steve Jobs finds himself in the kind of position that most mad-genius tech wunderkinds can only fantasize about: thrilling consumers while wreaking havoc in multiple industries. Apple sold 100 iPods a minute in the fourth quarter, and its iTunes Music Store could account for 10% of all music sales in the U.S. this year. It's only fitting that the release in mid-January of a new line of superfast Mac computers featuring Intel chips came just as Apple's market cap briefly passed that of rival Dell. The company turns 30 on April 1. Happy birthday, Apple.
Stocks charged ahead Wednesday morning, as investors welcomed falling oil prices, big merger news in the drug and media sectors, and a batch of strong quarterly earnings.
Mickey Mouse and Nemo are now corporate cousins. Walt Disney has announced that it is buying Pixar, the animated studio led by Apple head Steve Jobs, in a deal worth $7.4 billion.
The Mickey Mouse Club may soon have a prominent new member...and Walt Disney investors couldn't be more delighted.
It's a percolating Monday folks ...
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - The Mickey Mouse Club may soon have a prominent new member...and Walt Disney investors couldn't be more delighted.
It's all about the media, baby ...
I hope that DreamWorks Animation isn't paying Shrek with stock options. Dealing with an angry ogre can't be a lot of fun.
Pixar Animation Studios Inc. Tuesday reported a 16 percent rise in profit, citing sales of its library titles, and blew away Wall Street expectations.
While Pixar delivered a strong third quarter, analysts and investors say the real story is whether the animation company will renew its film distribution agreement with Disney.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Wall Street hates uncertainty. It's one of those investing aphorisms that you hear time and time again.
Steve Jobs, the chairman and CEO of Pixar Animation Studios, would be open to a sale of the company at the right price, according to a published report.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Investors in Pixar and DreamWorks must feel like they've been characters in the companies' hit cartoons.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Up until very recently, Pixar Animation Studios enjoyed a stellar reputation with both moviegoers and investors.
Do two missteps make a trend?
In a sign that Pixar Animation Studios is being wooed by the Walt Disney Co., a top Disney official told a British newspaper that the world's second-largest media company is "definitely" interested in striking a new deal with the computer animation company.
The latest boundary-pushing animated feature from Pixar Entertainment, The Incredibles proved that technological innovation and well-imagined design pay off in the marketplace. The movie tells the ...
With Walt Disney Co.'s ABC network on the rebound and its theme parks once again drawing hordes of thrill-seekers, incoming CEO Robert Iger has one key item on his immediate to-do list: To buttress a movie division that's facing the loss of two major ventures.
Walt Disney Co. chairman George Mitchell said Friday that the board is following through on its pledge to interview both internal and external candidates for the CEO position.
The Walt Disney Company is pushing forward with plans to capitalize on the blowout success of "Finding Nemo," "Monsters, Inc." and other animation films whether partner Pixar Animation Studios likes it or not.
EVERY PIXAR MOVIE has unsung heroes, from the whiny dinosaur in Toy Story to Violet, the sullen and insecure teenage superhero in Pixar's latest 3-D extravaganza, The Incredibles, which hits U.S. t...
"The Incredibles" is -- yes -- incredible.
Jason Lee is "Incredible."
Movie buffs flocking to "The Incredibles" will see a story of an overweight ex-superhero living in suburbia and newly unemployed when he secretly returns to his crime-fighting life and uncovers a sinister plot.
"You oughta be in pictures!" The come-on works for starlets and silver-screen dreamers, but how about investors?
Pixar: Analysts call for third-quarter earnings of 24 cents in early November, a modest increase from last year's 23 cents. Investors are hoping for another blockbuster when Pixar's much-hyped next...
Weeks or months from now, there is a good chance that DreamWorks Animation's decision to go public Thursday will look not only smart, but pure genius.
IN AN ERA OF CEOS UNDER ATTACK, NO boss has faced the flak that Disney chief Michael Eisner has--and survived. Since last spring, when he beat back a very public effort to oust him (led by Walt's n...
Technology markets rallied Wednesday. They were boosted by soaring Internet stocks on news that Cendant plans to buy Orbitz and by investors looking for general bargains in the recently battered sector.
I always find that summer is the perfect time to kick back and ask some of life's really big, Admiral Stockdale--like questions. Such as: Who am I? Why am I here? But it's also a good time to ask s...
Take a space age stud, a maverick clown fish, and a one-eyed monster named Mike and what do you get? For Pixar, the aura of invincibility.
Despite Michael Eisner's pollyannaish take this week, the chances of The Walt Disney Co. and Pixar Animation Studios finding their way back to the bargaining table are slim at best.
Anxiety about oil and the May employment report looked to send stocks lower at Thursday's open.
Pixar Animation Studios is not moving rapidly to find a new distribution partner for its films and may be reaching a distribution deal with Walt Disney Co., with which it ended talks in January, according to a published report.
Some see "Shrek 2" as this summer's "Finding Nemo."
In Atlanta's trendy Buckhead district, amidst the pubs, boutiques and fashionable eateries, lurks a company building an animated feature that just might get Hollywood to sit up and take notice -- figuratively, of course.
In last year's hit movie Finding Nemo, the titular tiny clown fish chafed against his overprotective father and asserted his independence by swimming out to sea on his own. You might say that Pixar...
Machiavellian minds see the recent Pixar-Disney brouhaha--when Steve Jobs abruptly abandoned talks to extend the animation boutique's partnership with the venerable Hollywood studio--as much more ...
Cisco Systems' higher-than-expected earnings failed to satisfy investors on Wednesday, but Pixar Animation's quarterly results impressed Wall Street after the closing bell.
Pixar has a history of guiding low and delivering high, so few doubted that the animation company would post a big number for the fourth quarter and full year after the bell on Wednesday (it did). But most investors are taking a cautious approach toward the stock, still trying to gauge the impact of the recent fallout with Disney.
The end of the most successful marriage in Hollywood history could leave both partners better off for the divorce.
Now that Pixar and Walt Disney have gone their separate ways, does it make sense for Apple to buy Pixar?
U.S. stocks closed modestly lower on the session and on the week Friday, however early January gains were sufficient to keep the major indexes in positive territory for the month.
Blue-chip decliners led the U.S. stock market lower early Friday, with investors reacting to weaker-than-forecast gross domestic product growth and a few disappointing corporate news items.
Corporate earnings took the back seat after the closing bell Thursday as a monster-size announcement from Pixar about ending its partnership with entertainment powerhouse Disney Co. rocked Wall Street.
Pixar Animation Studios Inc. said Thursday it ended talks with Walt Disney Co. to extend a five-picture deal for Disney to distribute Pixar films.
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Pop artist Andy Warhol once said, "Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art." For the companies that have been able to not only survive but thrive in these turbulent economic time...
In the wake of Sept. 11, public companies rushed to add "terrorism" to the list of potential risks they included in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Companies warning of terrori...
At least one company, Pixar Animation Studios, has embraced workplace joy: Then again, it stands to reason that the people behind Toy Story and A Bug's Life would.
Well into the conversation with FORTUNE that you're about to read, Steve Jobs, the once and interim CEO of Apple Computer, professes to feel, at the wizened age of 43, no different from when he was...
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FAMOUS for spacey androids like Artoo Detoo and See Threepio, Star Wars creator George Lucas has come up with a couple of friendly new machines to help earthlings. They are EditDroid and SoundDroid...