Innovate the Pixar Way

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INNOVATE THE PIXAR WAY by Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson Company Profile Founded: 1979 as Graphics Group, but 1986 as Pixar Founders: Ed Catmull and Alvy Ray Smith Headquarter: Emeryville, California, U.S.A. Products: feature films, short-films, animations, commercials, softwares Key people: • Ed Catmull, President,Walt Disney Animation Studios & Pixar Animation Studios • John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney Animation Studios & Pixar Animation Studios • Steve Jobs, former CEO of Pixar Animation Studios and member of the Board of Directors at The Walt Disney Company Owner: The Walt Disney Company (since 2006) About the book INNOVATE THE PIXAR WAY (2010) by Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson • Authors of The…show more content…
Intangible cultural measures: employee loyalty, freedom, collaboration… Look at tangible and intangible measures Financial Measurement: Pixar´ BoxPixar´s Box-Office Results (in Thousands) Release Date 11/22/1995 11/20/1998 11/19/1999 11/02/2001 05/30/2003 11/05/2004 06/09/2006 06/29/2007 06/27/2008 05/29/2009 Totals Averages Movie Name Toy Story A Bug´s Life Toy Story 2 Monsters, Inc. Finding Nemo The Incredibles Cars Ratatouille Wall-e Up 1st Weekend $29,140 $291 $300 $62,577 $70,251 $70,467 $60,119 $47,027 $63,097 $68,200 U.S. Gross $191,796 $162,798 $245,852 $255,870 $339,714 $261,441 $244,082 $206,445 $223,806 $2,131,804 $236,867 Worldwide Gross $361,996 $363,398 $485,752 $528,970 $866,592 $635,564 $461,982 $624,445 $532,936 $4,861,635 $540,182 Budget $30,000 $45,000 $90,000 $115,000 $94,000 $92,000 $70,000 $150,000 $180,000 $175,000 $1,041,000 $104,000 16 ways to get started Storyboarding – generates ideas graphically to expand team perspective „Plus“-ing – originally from Walt Disney, you don´t judge the work but plus the product or service „Try, learn, try again“ Training – design learning environment Transparency – remove barriers, decision making is cared out publicly Celebration – milestones, achievements and even failures Brain trust – group which discuss the unfinished work Postmortem technique – after each project identify things you would repeat and not repeat The Walt Disney

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