Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011
Pixar co-founder Steve Jobs passed away on the 5th October 2011. He was 56.
Jobs was an innovator and a visionary who saw the potential of animated computer graphics and saved Pixar by buying it from George Lucas in 1986. It was Jobs who fought for the first Pixar CG animated feature film and maintained the working relationship with Disney. Pixar was eventually purchased by Disney in 2006. As Disney's largest stockholder, Jobs was then appointed as a member of the board of directors and named John Lasseter as Chief Creative Officer.
It’s rare to see Steve Jobs speak about his company Pixar, but here’s an interview with Steve, John Lasseter and Charlie Rose in 1995 where he does just that.