Flicks in Five: Toy Story
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Notable pop musician and film composer Randy Newman. (Courtesy of the artist)
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For the next several weeks, we're going to celebrate Pixar - the studio that has created some of the most beloved animated movies of all time.
The studio that we know today as Pixar was originally founded in 1979 as The Graphics Group, part of Lucasfilm's Computer Division.
Pixar Animation Studios was officially born in 1986, when Steve Jobs purchased the Computer Graphics Division from Lucasfilm. In 2006, the studio's 20th anniversary year, Pixar was acquired by the Disney corporation at a value of 7.5 billion dollars.
The first of Pixar's full-length feature films was Toy Story, which came out in 1995. In the years since Pixar has produced 14 animated films, which have been nominated for an total of 27 Oscars, 7 Golden Globes, and 11 Grammy awards.
On today's Flicks in Five we're featuring Randy Newman's Academy Award-nominated score to that first big Pixar hit, Toy Story.