What Pixar has accomplished in the animated film industry over the past 21 years is nothing short of magical. With a little help from the late Steve Jobs, John Lasseter and his crew have produced some of the most memorable pieces of cinematography (not just animation) ever. Typically Disney/Pixar movies are always priced at retail (on digital and Blu-ray!), but right now you can download a majority of the films for just $12.99 each from Google Play and $14.99 from iTunes/Amazon. Some of our favorite titles in today’s sale include Toy Story 1-3, Cars, Monsters Inc., Brave, Up, The Incredibles, and Wall-E. Don’t forget, the Star Wars collection is also on sale. All of these movies are eligible for Disney Movies Anywhere, which you should most definitely take advantage of!
Speaking of Disney, Rogue One finally releases tonight. Your kids (and probably yourself) are going to be chomping at the bit for some Star Wars figures, toys and props. Be sure to shop Amazon’s big sale before paying full retail at your local toy store.
Looking for some cheap entertainment during the holidays? Amazon has a bunch of great movie rentals available for just $0.99 each: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Hairspray, The Book of Eli, Blow, The Bounty Hunter, The Shining, and more.
Pixar (known professionally as Pixar Animation Studios) is an American computer animation film studio based in Emeryville, California that is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. Pixar began in 1979 as the Graphics Group, part of the Lucasfilm computer division, before its spin-out as a corporation in 1986, with funding by Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, who became the majority shareholder. Disney purchased Pixar in 2006 at a valuation of $7.4 billion, a transaction that resulted in Jobs becoming Disney’s largest single shareholder at the time. Pixar is best known for CGI-animated feature films created with RenderMan, Pixar’s own implementation of the industry-standard RenderMan image-rendering application programming interface, used to generate high-quality images.