Re: Movie Recommendation: The Pixar Story
Posted: Sun May 15, 2011 4:07 pm
Stephen Hart wrote:Richard Serkes wrote:The point I was trying to make was that Pixar couldn't have happened with the mainframe mentality of the 60s and even the 70s. What was needed was a personal computer (think desktop) with the muscle of a mainframe and NeXT was just that.
Of course they did. Now tell me this Batman, what's the name of the animated movie that pre-dated Jobs' acquisition that put Pixar on the map? Answer: Pixar was floundering in spite of a few commercials here and there. It was a post-Jobs animated movie, Toy Story that made Pixar what it is today. Jobs brought together the right hardware and software to make a niche market company the 800 pound gorilla in the world of animation. And for perhaps the only time in his life, Jobs didn't micromanage. He knew he didn't understand how to create a story, characters, dialogue and all the other things that make a movie a movie so he actually took a step back and let the creative people create.Pixar had hardware before ILM decided to sell to Jobs.