Steve Jobs at Oscars

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    Disney/Pixar

    I think that there are some Disney/Pixar films that are nominated for an oscar, like Up, and the Princess and the Frog.
     
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    UP is nominated for Best Picture and he is the majority stockholder at Disney.
     
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    Ahh i had forgotten about UP, but even though jobs is a majority stockholder i didn't think he would be there, maybe Pixar means more to him than i thought.
     
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    He has always been a big supporter of Pixar. Every nomination gets a certain amount of seats (more for best picture) so I'm sure Disney/Pixar has enough to invite Jobs.
     
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    Looks like it won, too. That was a shoe-in but well deserved. Up was a great movie, both artistically and in message.
     
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    If Steve is there i wonder if he shows up in his jeans and turtle neck? LoL would be awesome if he did.
     
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    you guys do know Pixar is Job's baby. He co-founded the company in the 90s.
     
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    Didn't see UP yet. But I guess that explains why Jobs was there. I thought he was just a straight-A baller and went where he wanted :D
     
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    Jobs was not a co-founder of Pixar. Where do people get this stuff?
     
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    Actually that's incorrect. Folks from Lucasfilm founded the company in 1979. He bought in 1986
     
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    From apple's website:

    "Steve also co-founded and was the CEO of Pixar Animation Studios"

    My statement is correct.

    but maybe you guys should call apple and tell them they have their info wrong...;)

    fyi...when you buy an entity from someone else and basically redo whatever is already there, a new legal entity is formed and that is what happened in this case with lucas and all. I sort of already knew the background..but whatever..
     
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    Pixar started in 1979 as the Graphics Group, a part of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm before it was bought by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 1986.

    So if founding a company is renaming it, then Jobs founded it. :rolleyes:
     

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