Pixar co-founder and godfather of 3D animation Ed Catmull to retire

CNET | 10/23/2018 | Claire Reilly
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Ed Catmull was one of the brain's behind the Toy Story films.

The co-founder of Pixar and one of the fathers of modern animation, Ed Catmull, is set to retire after more than 45 years in the film industry, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Catmull was hired by George Lucas in 1979 to run Lucasfilm's Computer Division, the department charged with developing digital and graphics technology for films such as Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The division later became Pixar, headed up by Catmull, Apple's Steve Jobs and Disney stalwart John Lasseter.

Ed Catmull will step down as president of Pixar this year.

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During his time at the helm, Catmull helped develop Pixar's RenderMan software -- the driving force behind every Pixar animated film since 1995's breakout feature Toy Story. According to Pixar, RenderMan has been used in almost every Visual Effects Academy Award-winning and -nominated film over the past 15 years.

Catmull has won five Academy Awards himself, including two Scientific...
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