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Why Pixar is #1

JeffC...2 Wrote: Jul 03, 2012 12:33 PM
I thought the dates for Disney Animation's downfall were off by a decade. Disney's animated hits in the late 80s and early 90s were critical and commercial hits: 1989: The Little Mermaid ($100M, 3 Oscar noms, 2 wins--Song and Score) 1991: Beauty and the Beast ($347M, 6 noms including Best Picture, 2 wins--Song and Score) 1992: Aladdin ($504M, 5 noms, 2 wins--Song and Score) 1994: The Lion King ($945M, 4 noms, 2 wins--Song and Score) 1995: Pocahontas ($346M, 2 noms, 2 wins--Song and Musical/Comedy Score) 1996: The Hunchback of Notre Dame ($184M, 1 nom) 1997: Hercules ($246M, 1 nom) 1998: Mulan ($236M, 1 nom) 1999: Tarzan ($448M, 1 nom and win--Song)
Pixar just released its 13th number one opening movie in a row, Brave . Most people associate Pixar with blockbuster animations. Most people don’t realize, however, that two of the secrets behind Pixar’s success are capitalism and clean fun.


Capitalism is the foundation that allows Pixar films to come into existence. Without a free market—where small film studios can compete with global giants—we would still be watching ho-hum Disney films. Because of capitalism, Pixar (a startup with loads of talent) was able to compete with Disney (a giant resting on its laurels) as...