The story of Pixar is a long one, but it revolves around one man whose talents, efforts, and careful management are largely responsible for the studio’s success. That man is Ed Catmull. Disney hopes that with the purchase of Pixar Catmull will bring along some of that magic to reshape Walt Disney Feature Animation into the animation leader it once was.

The LA Times recently ran a great article on Catmull that also provides some insight into how thrilled the artists at WDFA are to have him aboard.

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