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{{PageButtons|Pixar Animation Studios|Logo Variations=1|Trailers=1}}
 
{{PageButtons|Pixar Animation Studios|Logo Variations=1|Trailers=1}}
 
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==== Background ====
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==Background==
Pixar Animation Studios (pronounced "pics-ar") was formed in 1979 as The Graphics Group of Lucasfilm Computer Division by Edwin Catmull, Steve Jobs, and John Lasseter. It was renamed to its current name in 1986, and originally produced CGI animated shorts, most notably ''The Adventures of André and Wally B.'', ''Luxo Jr.'', and ''Tin Toy''. They later began working on feature films starting with 1995's ''Toy Story'', a joint production with [[Walt Disney Pictures|Walt Disney Feature Animation]] that is the first ever full-length film to be computer-animated. In 2006, Pixar was acquired by The Walt Disney Company.
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Pixar Animation Studios (pronounced "pics-ar") was formed in 1979 as The Graphics Group of Lucasfilm Computer Division by Edwin Catmull, Steve Jobs, and John Lasseter. It was renamed to its current name in 1986, and originally produced CGI animated shorts, most notably ''The Adventures of André and Wally B.'', ''Luxo Jr.'', and ''Tin Toy''. They later began working on feature films starting with 1995's ''Toy Story'', a joint production with [[Walt Disney Pictures|Walt Disney Feature Animation]] which was the first ever full-length film to be computer-animated. In 2006, Pixar was acquired by The Walt Disney Company.
  
===1st Logo (December 18, 1984)===
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==The Graphics Group of Lucasfilm Computer Division ==
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===(December 18, 1984)===
 
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File:Pixar (Lucasfilm Computer Graphics Project, 1984).png
 
File:Pixar (Lucasfilm Computer Graphics Project, 1984).png
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'''Logo:''' On a background of leaves and sticks, the words 'The LUCASFILM COMPUTER GRAPHICS PROJECT presents' appear after the logo completely fades in. After a few seconds, the logo cuts to reveal the title card for ''The Adventures of André and Wally B.''
 
'''Logo:''' On a background of leaves and sticks, the words 'The LUCASFILM COMPUTER GRAPHICS PROJECT presents' appear after the logo completely fades in. After a few seconds, the logo cuts to reveal the title card for ''The Adventures of André and Wally B.''
  
'''Variants:''' None
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'''FX/SFX:''' None
  
'''Music/Sounds:''' The opening to the short.
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'''Music/Sounds:''' The theme to the short (taken from a rendition of "The Barber of Seville: Figaro's Aria").
  
'''Availability:''' Uncommon. This can only be seen on Pixar's first short ''The Adventures of André and Wally B,'' which can be seen on the DVD and Blu-ray for Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 1.
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'''Availability:''' Very rare. This can only be seen on Pixar's first short ''The Adventures of André and Wally B,'' which can be seen on the DVD and Blu-ray for Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 1.
  
'''Editor's Note:''' None
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'''Editor's Note:''' None.
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===2nd Logo (August 17, 1986-1989)===
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==Pixar Animation Studios==
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===1st Logo (August 17, 1986-1990)===
 
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File:Pixar (1986, Opening).png|Luxo Jr. (1986, Opening)
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File:Pixar (1986, Opening).png|''Luxo Jr.'' (1986, Opening)
File:Pixar (1986, Closing).png|Luxo Jr. (1986, Closing)
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File:Pixar (1986, Closing).png|''Luxo Jr.'' (1986, Closing)
File:Pixar (1987, Symbol Only).png|Logo with just the symbol. Red's Dream (1987)
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File:Pixar (1987, Symbol Only).png|Logo with just the symbol; ''Red's Dream'' (1987)
File:Pixar (1987, Logo Only).png|Logo with just the PIXAR Text. Red's Dream (1987)
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File:Pixar (1987, Logo Only).png|Logo with just the PIXAR text; ''Red's Dream'' (1987)
File:Pixar (1987, Closing).png|Red's Dream (1987) Closing
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File:Pixar (1987, Closing).png|''Red's Dream'' (1987, Closing)
 
File:Pixar (Sales Demo Reel Opening).png|1988 Sales Demo Reel Opening
 
File:Pixar (Sales Demo Reel Opening).png|1988 Sales Demo Reel Opening
 
File:Pixar (1988, Sales Demo).png|1988 Sales Demo Reel Closing
 
File:Pixar (1988, Sales Demo).png|1988 Sales Demo Reel Closing
File:(Pixar (1989).png|Knick Knack (1989, Opening)
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File:(Pixar (1989).png|''Knick Knack'' (1989, Opening)
File:Pixar (1989, Logo Only).png|Knick Knack (1989, Closing)
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File:Pixar (1989, Logo Only).png|''Knick Knack'' (1989, Closing)
 
File:Pixar (1990).png|1990 Sales Demo Reel Opening
 
File:Pixar (1990).png|1990 Sales Demo Reel Opening
 
File:Pixar (1990, Closing).png|1990 Sales Demo Reel Closing
 
File:Pixar (1990, Closing).png|1990 Sales Demo Reel Closing
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File:Pixar (Chistmas Videos) A.png|1989 Christmas Video Opening
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File:Pixar (Chistmas Videos) C.png|Screenshot from 1986 Video
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File:Pixar (Chistmas Videos) B.png|Screenshot from 1986 Video
 
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'''Trivia:'''
 
'''Trivia:'''
 
* The square in this logo was based on the Pixar Image Computer, which is also where the company got its name.
 
* The square in this logo was based on the Pixar Image Computer, which is also where the company got its name.
* On Tin Toy, the square can be seen on a bag.
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* On ''Tin Toy'', the square can be seen on a bag.
* The square can also be seen on the game box on Geri's Game.
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* The square can also be seen on the game box on ''Geri's Game''.
* This logo also makes a cameo in Toy Story 2 on a television channel seen by Andy's toys during the channel-changing scene.
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* This logo also makes a cameo in ''Toy Story 2'' on a television channel seen by Andy's toys during the channel-changing scene.
 
* For the company's 30th anniversary, the square in this logo was used in place of the "0" in the 30th anniversary print logo.
 
* For the company's 30th anniversary, the square in this logo was used in place of the "0" in the 30th anniversary print logo.
 
* This logo was created by director and executive producer John Lasseter on a stone cutting machine.
 
* This logo was created by director and executive producer John Lasseter on a stone cutting machine.
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* On ''Luxo Jr.'', an in-credit text is used with the square to the left of the text.
 
* On ''Luxo Jr.'', an in-credit text is used with the square to the left of the text.
 
* On a demo reel from 1988, the standard logo is still and grey diamonds replace the spheres. The end of the reel has the logo pushed up with the company's address below. The text style used in this variant is also used on all variants listed below.
 
* On a demo reel from 1988, the standard logo is still and grey diamonds replace the spheres. The end of the reel has the logo pushed up with the company's address below. The text style used in this variant is also used on all variants listed below.
*At the beginning of another demo reel from 1990, Tinny from Tin Toy can be seen on the right side of the screen with the Pixar logo at the top left and a 1990 copyright stamp on the bottom left. At the end, it just shows the normal Pixar logo without the symbol but with a different address and phone number.
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*At the beginning of another demo reel from 1990, Tinny from ''Tin Toy'' can be seen on the right side of the screen with the Pixar logo at the top left and a 1990 copyright stamp on the bottom left. At the end, it just shows the normal Pixar logo without the symbol but with a different address and phone number.
 
* On ''Red's Dream'', the Pixar square logo is seen, which fades into the text "PIXAR".
 
* On ''Red's Dream'', the Pixar square logo is seen, which fades into the text "PIXAR".
 
* On ''Tin Toy'', we see only the "PIXAR" text and it scrolls from right to left.
 
* On ''Tin Toy'', we see only the "PIXAR" text and it scrolls from right to left.
 
* On the original version of ''Knick Knack'', the Pixar square logo zooms appears by a light and the text zooms up to the screen.
 
* On the original version of ''Knick Knack'', the Pixar square logo zooms appears by a light and the text zooms up to the screen.
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*On the 1989 party video, The Pixar logo is rendered with a high specular and no wordmark.
  
 
'''FX/SFX:''' The light, the circle in the square zooming in, the circles at the bottom zooming out and the fade in of the text.
 
'''FX/SFX:''' The light, the circle in the square zooming in, the circles at the bottom zooming out and the fade in of the text.
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'''Music/Sounds:''' On original prints of ''Luxo Jr.'', and ''Beach Chair'', it used a big band style tune (which is taken from the ending of "Take a Bow 1", composed by David Lindup for Bruton Music (now APM Music)). The variants use the short's opening theme. On newer prints of ''Luxo Jr.'', the standard logo is silent for some reason.
 
'''Music/Sounds:''' On original prints of ''Luxo Jr.'', and ''Beach Chair'', it used a big band style tune (which is taken from the ending of "Take a Bow 1", composed by David Lindup for Bruton Music (now APM Music)). The variants use the short's opening theme. On newer prints of ''Luxo Jr.'', the standard logo is silent for some reason.
  
'''Availability:''' Uncommon. Seen on Pixar's animated shorts from 1986 until 1989. It is usually plastered over on re-releases of these shorts, but it is intact on certain shorts released on Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 1. It has turned up on an original Australian VHS copy of ''Toy Story 2'' which had the short ''Luxo Jr.'' before the film. Was also seen on the early short ''Beach Chair'' which can be found on the aforementioned Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 1 DVD (without the logo) as a bonus feature, as well as the rare Pixar employee DVD ''Made In Point Richmond'' (with the logo).
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'''Music/Sounds Variants''':
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* On the 1989 party video, we hear a triumphant majestic fanfare followed by a voiceover (Pixar employee Craig Good) remarking "The 1989 Christmas Video, brought to you by Pixar. Nobody knows exactly what it is we do, but they know we do it better than anyone in the world."
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* On ''Tin Toy'', a whimsical orchestral tune plays (taken from "Puffin' Billy" by Bruce Campbell).
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* On ''Red's Dream'', a rainy sound effect plays, followed by a saxophone playing a sad tune.
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'''Availability:''' Uncommon. Seen on Pixar's animated shorts from 1986 until 1989. It is usually plastered over on re-releases of these shorts, but it is intact on certain shorts released on ''Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 1''. It has turned up on an original Australian VHS copy of ''Toy Story 2'' which had the short ''Luxo Jr.'' before the film. Was also seen on the early short ''Beach Chair'' which can be found on the aforementioned ''Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 1'' DVD (without the logo) as a bonus feature, as well as the rare Pixar employee DVD ''Made In Point Richmond'' (with the logo).
  
 
'''Editor's Note:''' While this logo may look simple, it is still well-animated, and it was very advanced for its time.
 
'''Editor's Note:''' While this logo may look simple, it is still well-animated, and it was very advanced for its time.
  
===3rd Logo (November 19, 1995-)===
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===2nd Logo (November 19, 1995-)===
 
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File:Pixar (2017).png|Original logo
 
File:Pixar (2017).png|Original logo
File:Pixar (Closing).png|During the last few seconds of the logo
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File:Pixar (Closing).png|During the last few seconds of the logo (closing)
File:Pixar (20th Anniversary).png|20th Anniversary logo seen on Cars (2006)
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File:Pixar (20th Anniversary).png|20th Anniversary logo seen on ''Cars'' (2006)
File:Pixar (25th Anniversary).png|25th Anniversary logo seen only on cinema releases of Cars 2 (2011)
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File:Pixar (25th Anniversary).png|25th Anniversary logo seen only on cinema releases of ''Cars 2'' (2011)
File:Pixar Animation Studios (Rare 20th Anniversary text variant, 2006).png|A different rare 20th anniverdary version from "Pixar's 20th Anniversary Special"
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File:Pixar Animation Studios (Rare 20th Anniversary text variant, 2006).png|A different rare 20th anniversary version from "Pixar's 20th Anniversary Special"
 
File:Pixar (Buzz Lightyear of Star Command).png|The normal logo on a white background without Luxo Jr.
 
File:Pixar (Buzz Lightyear of Star Command).png|The normal logo on a white background without Luxo Jr.
 
File:Pixar (Toy Story Trailer).png|The normal logo on a black background without Luxo Jr.
 
File:Pixar (Toy Story Trailer).png|The normal logo on a black background without Luxo Jr.
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'''Nicknames:''' "Luxo Jr.", "Pixar Lamp"
 
'''Nicknames:''' "Luxo Jr.", "Pixar Lamp"
  
'''Logo:''' On a light blue background, we see the text:
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'''Logo:''' On a light blue background, we see the text "{{font|times new roman|PIXAR}}" in a spaced-out Charlemagne Bold face. Then a lamp hops by. He stops once he notices the "I". He shakes his body and bounces on the "I" four times before squishing it. He looks around as the text "ANIMATION STUDIOS" fades in underneath the letters "A" and "R". He then faces the camera. Afterwards, either of the two will happen:
 
 
P I X A R
 
  
Then a lamp hops by. He stops once he notices the "I". He shakes his body and bounces on the "I" four times before squishing it. He looks around as the text "ANIMATION STUDIOS" fades in underneath the letters "A" and "R". He then faces the camera. The light slowly dims until it's completely dark. Luxo Jr.'s light is still on though, but he then turns off.
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* '''''Closing:'' (since ''Toy Story'')''' The light slowly dims until it's completely dark. Luxo Jr.'s light is still on though, but he then turns off.
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* '''''Opening:'' (since ''A Bug's Life'')''' The logo fades out.
  
 
'''Trivia:'''  
 
'''Trivia:'''  
* The lamp is the titular character from Pixar's very first animated short, ''Luxo Jr.'', made in 1986. The sounds that the lamp makes are also taken from said short.
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* The lamp is the titular character from Pixar's very first animated short, ''Luxo Jr.'', made in 1986. The sound effects are also taken from said short.
 
* The logo was designed and animated by Pixar veteran Pete Docter.
 
* The logo was designed and animated by Pixar veteran Pete Docter.
 
* The remastered 2008 version was animated and produced by Pixar employee Gini Cruz Santos.
 
* The remastered 2008 version was animated and produced by Pixar employee Gini Cruz Santos.
  
 
'''Variants:'''
 
'''Variants:'''
* At the beginning of Pixar films, starting with ''A Bug's Life'', the logo simply fades out when the logo is complete.
 
 
* On ''Cars'' and its video game adaptation, the text "20 YEARS" (with Luxo Jr.'s light replacing the 0 in "20"), with "CELEBRATING" above it in tiny letters, appears when the logo dims.
 
* On ''Cars'' and its video game adaptation, the text "20 YEARS" (with Luxo Jr.'s light replacing the 0 in "20"), with "CELEBRATING" above it in tiny letters, appears when the logo dims.
* On ''Cars 2'', the logo plays but after the logo finishes the letters disappear leaving just the lamp. Then everything fades out and "CELEBRATING" fades in and slowly zooms in on a black background. Behind the text "25 YEARS" (with "25" above the "YEARS") fades in behind the "CELEBRATING" and is in a light blue font.
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* On theatrical releases of ''Cars 2'', the logo plays but after the logo finishes the letters disappear leaving just the lamp. Then everything fades out and "CELEBRATING" fades in and slowly zooms in on a black background. Behind the text "25 YEARS" (with "25" above the "YEARS") fades in behind the "CELEBRATING" and is in a light blue font.
 
* A still version without Luxo Jr. on a white background exists on ''Buzz Lightyear of Star Command'', the Game Boy Color version of the ''Monsters, Inc.'' video game, and ''Operation: Camouflage'' for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
 
* A still version without Luxo Jr. on a white background exists on ''Buzz Lightyear of Star Command'', the Game Boy Color version of the ''Monsters, Inc.'' video game, and ''Operation: Camouflage'' for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
 
* A still version without Luxo Jr., with white text on a black background, can be seen on trailers and TV spots for ''Toy Story''.
 
* A still version without Luxo Jr., with white text on a black background, can be seen on trailers and TV spots for ''Toy Story''.
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* There is a short version which starts with the completed logo and only includes Luxo Jr. looking at us. It usually appears in front of shorts and trailers. This short version also appeared at the very beginning of ''Monsters, Inc.''
 
* There is a short version which starts with the completed logo and only includes Luxo Jr. looking at us. It usually appears in front of shorts and trailers. This short version also appeared at the very beginning of ''Monsters, Inc.''
 
* Starting in 2008, the logo was remastered in HD.
 
* Starting in 2008, the logo was remastered in HD.
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* A 3D version also exists since 2009. The description can be found right [[Pixar Animation Studios#3rd Logo (3-D Alternative) (May 29, 2009-)|below]] this description.
 
* At the end of some films such as ''Up'', ''Brave'', ''Cars 2'', ''Finding Dory'' and ''Cars 3'', the logo cuts in instead of fading in as it usually would.
 
* At the end of some films such as ''Up'', ''Brave'', ''Cars 2'', ''Finding Dory'' and ''Cars 3'', the logo cuts in instead of fading in as it usually would.
 
* Starting in 2019, the logo was re-animated and re-rendered with Pixar's current software. Changes include some minor color correction and the lamp being remodeled with a new base and an LED bulb.
 
* Starting in 2019, the logo was re-animated and re-rendered with Pixar's current software. Changes include some minor color correction and the lamp being remodeled with a new base and an LED bulb.
 
* On ''Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure'', the animation starts from the point where the lamp is already in place.
 
* On ''Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure'', the animation starts from the point where the lamp is already in place.
 
* On ''Toy Story 4'' and at the end of the 2-D version of ''Onward'', the words "ANIMATION STUDIOS" are already formed while the logo still plays as normal.
 
* On ''Toy Story 4'' and at the end of the 2-D version of ''Onward'', the words "ANIMATION STUDIOS" are already formed while the logo still plays as normal.
* On Pixar's 20th Anniversary Special, when the lamp has squished the I, we can see "CELEBRATING 20 YEARS" in gold.
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* On ''Pixar's 20th Anniversary Special'', when the lamp has squished the I, we can see "CELEBRATING 20 YEARS" in gold.
  
 
'''FX/SFX:''' Very nice CGI that still holds up almost 25 years later.
 
'''FX/SFX:''' Very nice CGI that still holds up almost 25 years later.
  
'''Music/Sounds:''' In order: the metallic sound of the lamp hopping, some whizzing sounds when the lamp shakes his body, squeaky rubber-like sounds when he jumps on the "I", and then some more squeaking sounds and a clunk as he looks around. Designed by Gary Rydstrom at Skywalker Sound, and Mixed by Tom Myers.
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'''Music/Sounds:''' In order: the metallic sound of the lamp hopping, some whizzing sounds when the lamp shakes his body, squeaky rubber-like sounds when he jumps on the "I", and then some more squeaking sounds and a clunk as he looks around. Designed by Gary Rydstrom at Skywalker Sound, and mixed by Tom Myers.
  
 
'''Music/Sounds Variants:'''
 
'''Music/Sounds Variants:'''
* On ''The Incredible''s, ''Ratatouille'', ''Monsters, Inc.'' and ''Inside Out'', the opening theme of the movie plays over the logo.
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* On ''The Incredibles'', ''Ratatouille'', ''Monsters, Inc.'' and ''Inside Out'', the opening theme of the movie plays over the logo.
* The music varies at the tail end of ''Monsters Inc.'' DVD (widescreen version), Blu-ray and TV airings of said movie have the closing music ("Walk to Work"), but on the 2002 VHS release, the 2002 Australian DVD and the fullscreen version on DVD, the music is one of the songs ("If I Didn't Have You" sung by Billy Crystal as Mike Wazowski and John Goodman as Sulley) from earlier in the credits reel due to bloopers and a conclusion short being shown earlier on.
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* The music varies at the tail end of ''Monsters, Inc.'' DVD (widescreen version), Blu-ray and TV airings of said movie have the closing music ("Walk to Work", an excerpt from Randy Newman's score), but on the 2002 VHS release, the 2002 Australian DVD and the fullscreen version on DVD, the music is one of the songs ("If I Didn't Have You", sung by Billy Crystal as Mike Wazowski and John Goodman as Sulley) from earlier in the credits reel due to bloopers and a conclusion short being shown earlier on.
  
 
'''Availability:''' Current and very common. Seen on all Pixar movies and shorts from 1995 onward, with the exception of 3-D prints of most newer movies, which use the next logo below. It first appeared at the end of ''Toy Story'' (and appears at the beginning of said film on most current prints, following the 2006 Walt Disney Pictures logo, and plastering the Pixar variant of the WDP logo) and has appeared at the beginning and end of all Pixar features starting with ''A Bug's Life''. The reanimated variant first appeared on the second trailer for ''Toy Story 4'', and made its official debut on the movie itself, even appearing on the 3-D version. The white background variant is fairly rare and was only seen on ''Buzz Lightyear of Star Command''. It plasters the previous logo on newer prints of ''Luxo Jr.'' and ''Knick Knack''.
 
'''Availability:''' Current and very common. Seen on all Pixar movies and shorts from 1995 onward, with the exception of 3-D prints of most newer movies, which use the next logo below. It first appeared at the end of ''Toy Story'' (and appears at the beginning of said film on most current prints, following the 2006 Walt Disney Pictures logo, and plastering the Pixar variant of the WDP logo) and has appeared at the beginning and end of all Pixar features starting with ''A Bug's Life''. The reanimated variant first appeared on the second trailer for ''Toy Story 4'', and made its official debut on the movie itself, even appearing on the 3-D version. The white background variant is fairly rare and was only seen on ''Buzz Lightyear of Star Command''. It plasters the previous logo on newer prints of ''Luxo Jr.'' and ''Knick Knack''.
  
'''Editor's Note:''' This is one of the most popular logos in existence, and is cherished by many. The variants are fun to watch as well.
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'''Editor's Note:''' This is one of the most popular logos in existence, and is cherished by many. The [[Logo Variations - Pixar Animation Studios|variants]] are fun to watch as well.
  
===4th Logo (3-D Alternative)(May 29, 2009-)===
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===3rd Logo (3-D Alternative) (May 29, 2009-)===
 
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File:Pixar (3D).png
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File:Pixar 3D (Forming).png|The logo forming
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File:Pixar (3D).png| The finalised logo
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'''Nicknames:''' "Luxo Jr. II", "Pixar Lamp II"
 
'''Nicknames:''' "Luxo Jr. II", "Pixar Lamp II"
  
'''Logo:''' We start on a black screen. Then, the camera pans away from the "P" in "PIXAR", and we zoom out as Luxo Jr. appears and does his usual animation. Instead of "ANIMATION STUDIOS" fading in, it fades in, then zooms in until it stops under the Pixar logo. The rest of the logo plays as normal.
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'''Logo:''' We start on a black screen. Then, the camera pans away from the "P" in "PIXAR", and we zoom out as Luxo Jr. appears and does his usual animation. Instead of "{{font|times new roman|ANIMATION STUDIOS}}" fading in, it fades in, then zooms in until it stops under the Pixar logo. The rest of the logo plays as normal.
  
 
'''FX/SFX:''' Same as the last logo, with the addition of the moving camera.
 
'''FX/SFX:''' Same as the last logo, with the addition of the moving camera.
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'''Editor's Note:''' A fun twist on the Pixar logo, perfectly taking advantage of the 3D format.
 
'''Editor's Note:''' A fun twist on the Pixar logo, perfectly taking advantage of the 3D format.
 
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===5th Logo (May 29, 2019-)===
 
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File:Pixar (3D).png
 
</gallery>'''Nicknames:'''  "Print  Pixar Lamp II"
 
 
'''Logo:'''  Same As The 3rd Logo But Its Print.
 
 
'''Music/Sounds:''' Same as the previous logo.
 
 
'''Availability:''' Brand new.
 
 
'''Editor's Note:''' A fun twist on the Pixar logo, perfectly taking advantage of the 4K format.
 
  
  
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[[Category:Family/Animation Logos]]
 
[[Category:Family/Animation Logos]]
 
[[Category:The Walt Disney Company]]
 
[[Category:The Walt Disney Company]]
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[[Category:American Movie Logos]]
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[[Category:American Family/Animation Logos]]

Latest revision as of 10:15, 23 October 2020

 Standard Logos Logo Variations Trailer Variations 


Logo descriptions by Matt Williams, Matt Anscher, CNViewer2006, and LogoZExtreame102
Logo captures by V of Doom, Mr.Logo, BenIsRandom, VPJHuk and EnormousRat
Editions by V of Doom, EnormousRat, Nathan B., naxo-ole, and betamaxtheflyer
Video captures courtesy of ConsoleZ and ClevergirlProduction

Background

Pixar Animation Studios (pronounced "pics-ar") was formed in 1979 as The Graphics Group of Lucasfilm Computer Division by Edwin Catmull, Steve Jobs, and John Lasseter. It was renamed to its current name in 1986, and originally produced CGI animated shorts, most notably The Adventures of André and Wally B., Luxo Jr., and Tin Toy. They later began working on feature films starting with 1995's Toy Story, a joint production with Walt Disney Feature Animation which was the first ever full-length film to be computer-animated. In 2006, Pixar was acquired by The Walt Disney Company.

The Graphics Group of Lucasfilm Computer Division

(December 18, 1984)


Nicknames: "The Glory Days", "PixFilm"

Logo: On a background of leaves and sticks, the words 'The LUCASFILM COMPUTER GRAPHICS PROJECT presents' appear after the logo completely fades in. After a few seconds, the logo cuts to reveal the title card for The Adventures of André and Wally B.

FX/SFX: None

Music/Sounds: The theme to the short (taken from a rendition of "The Barber of Seville: Figaro's Aria").

Availability: Very rare. This can only be seen on Pixar's first short The Adventures of André and Wally B, which can be seen on the DVD and Blu-ray for Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 1.

Editor's Note: None.

Pixar Animation Studios

1st Logo (August 17, 1986-1990)


Nicknames: "The Square", "The Pixar Square"

Logo: On a black background, we see a grey square with four circles in red, green, blue, and white respectively below. Suddenly, a white light hovers over them, making them 3-D. The circles then turn into spheres. A circle zooms in on the square and the four spheres zoom out. The word "P · I · X · A · R" fades in with each sphere and the end of the letter.

Trivia:

  • The square in this logo was based on the Pixar Image Computer, which is also where the company got its name.
  • On Tin Toy, the square can be seen on a bag.
  • The square can also be seen on the game box on Geri's Game.
  • This logo also makes a cameo in Toy Story 2 on a television channel seen by Andy's toys during the channel-changing scene.
  • For the company's 30th anniversary, the square in this logo was used in place of the "0" in the 30th anniversary print logo.
  • This logo was created by director and executive producer John Lasseter on a stone cutting machine.

Variants:

  • On Luxo Jr., an in-credit text is used with the square to the left of the text.
  • On a demo reel from 1988, the standard logo is still and grey diamonds replace the spheres. The end of the reel has the logo pushed up with the company's address below. The text style used in this variant is also used on all variants listed below.
  • At the beginning of another demo reel from 1990, Tinny from Tin Toy can be seen on the right side of the screen with the Pixar logo at the top left and a 1990 copyright stamp on the bottom left. At the end, it just shows the normal Pixar logo without the symbol but with a different address and phone number.
  • On Red's Dream, the Pixar square logo is seen, which fades into the text "PIXAR".
  • On Tin Toy, we see only the "PIXAR" text and it scrolls from right to left.
  • On the original version of Knick Knack, the Pixar square logo zooms appears by a light and the text zooms up to the screen.
  • On the 1989 party video, The Pixar logo is rendered with a high specular and no wordmark.

FX/SFX: The light, the circle in the square zooming in, the circles at the bottom zooming out and the fade in of the text.

Music/Sounds: On original prints of Luxo Jr., and Beach Chair, it used a big band style tune (which is taken from the ending of "Take a Bow 1", composed by David Lindup for Bruton Music (now APM Music)). The variants use the short's opening theme. On newer prints of Luxo Jr., the standard logo is silent for some reason.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • On the 1989 party video, we hear a triumphant majestic fanfare followed by a voiceover (Pixar employee Craig Good) remarking "The 1989 Christmas Video, brought to you by Pixar. Nobody knows exactly what it is we do, but they know we do it better than anyone in the world."
  • On Tin Toy, a whimsical orchestral tune plays (taken from "Puffin' Billy" by Bruce Campbell).
  • On Red's Dream, a rainy sound effect plays, followed by a saxophone playing a sad tune.

Availability: Uncommon. Seen on Pixar's animated shorts from 1986 until 1989. It is usually plastered over on re-releases of these shorts, but it is intact on certain shorts released on Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 1. It has turned up on an original Australian VHS copy of Toy Story 2 which had the short Luxo Jr. before the film. Was also seen on the early short Beach Chair which can be found on the aforementioned Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 1 DVD (without the logo) as a bonus feature, as well as the rare Pixar employee DVD Made In Point Richmond (with the logo).

Editor's Note: While this logo may look simple, it is still well-animated, and it was very advanced for its time.

2nd Logo (November 19, 1995-)


Nicknames: "Luxo Jr.", "Pixar Lamp"

Logo: On a light blue background, we see the text "PIXAR" in a spaced-out Charlemagne Bold face. Then a lamp hops by. He stops once he notices the "I". He shakes his body and bounces on the "I" four times before squishing it. He looks around as the text "ANIMATION STUDIOS" fades in underneath the letters "A" and "R". He then faces the camera. Afterwards, either of the two will happen:

  • Closing: (since Toy Story) The light slowly dims until it's completely dark. Luxo Jr.'s light is still on though, but he then turns off.
  • Opening: (since A Bug's Life) The logo fades out.

Trivia:

  • The lamp is the titular character from Pixar's very first animated short, Luxo Jr., made in 1986. The sound effects are also taken from said short.
  • The logo was designed and animated by Pixar veteran Pete Docter.
  • The remastered 2008 version was animated and produced by Pixar employee Gini Cruz Santos.

Variants:

  • On Cars and its video game adaptation, the text "20 YEARS" (with Luxo Jr.'s light replacing the 0 in "20"), with "CELEBRATING" above it in tiny letters, appears when the logo dims.
  • On theatrical releases of Cars 2, the logo plays but after the logo finishes the letters disappear leaving just the lamp. Then everything fades out and "CELEBRATING" fades in and slowly zooms in on a black background. Behind the text "25 YEARS" (with "25" above the "YEARS") fades in behind the "CELEBRATING" and is in a light blue font.
  • A still version without Luxo Jr. on a white background exists on Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, the Game Boy Color version of the Monsters, Inc. video game, and Operation: Camouflage for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
  • A still version without Luxo Jr., with white text on a black background, can be seen on trailers and TV spots for Toy Story.
  • A still version with Luxo Jr. exists on Toy Story 3 for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
  • There is a short version which starts with the completed logo and only includes Luxo Jr. looking at us. It usually appears in front of shorts and trailers. This short version also appeared at the very beginning of Monsters, Inc.
  • Starting in 2008, the logo was remastered in HD.
  • A 3D version also exists since 2009. The description can be found right below this description.
  • At the end of some films such as Up, Brave, Cars 2, Finding Dory and Cars 3, the logo cuts in instead of fading in as it usually would.
  • Starting in 2019, the logo was re-animated and re-rendered with Pixar's current software. Changes include some minor color correction and the lamp being remodeled with a new base and an LED bulb.
  • On Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure, the animation starts from the point where the lamp is already in place.
  • On Toy Story 4 and at the end of the 2-D version of Onward, the words "ANIMATION STUDIOS" are already formed while the logo still plays as normal.
  • On Pixar's 20th Anniversary Special, when the lamp has squished the I, we can see "CELEBRATING 20 YEARS" in gold.

FX/SFX: Very nice CGI that still holds up almost 25 years later.

Music/Sounds: In order: the metallic sound of the lamp hopping, some whizzing sounds when the lamp shakes his body, squeaky rubber-like sounds when he jumps on the "I", and then some more squeaking sounds and a clunk as he looks around. Designed by Gary Rydstrom at Skywalker Sound, and mixed by Tom Myers.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • On The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Monsters, Inc. and Inside Out, the opening theme of the movie plays over the logo.
  • The music varies at the tail end of Monsters, Inc. DVD (widescreen version), Blu-ray and TV airings of said movie have the closing music ("Walk to Work", an excerpt from Randy Newman's score), but on the 2002 VHS release, the 2002 Australian DVD and the fullscreen version on DVD, the music is one of the songs ("If I Didn't Have You", sung by Billy Crystal as Mike Wazowski and John Goodman as Sulley) from earlier in the credits reel due to bloopers and a conclusion short being shown earlier on.

Availability: Current and very common. Seen on all Pixar movies and shorts from 1995 onward, with the exception of 3-D prints of most newer movies, which use the next logo below. It first appeared at the end of Toy Story (and appears at the beginning of said film on most current prints, following the 2006 Walt Disney Pictures logo, and plastering the Pixar variant of the WDP logo) and has appeared at the beginning and end of all Pixar features starting with A Bug's Life. The reanimated variant first appeared on the second trailer for Toy Story 4, and made its official debut on the movie itself, even appearing on the 3-D version. The white background variant is fairly rare and was only seen on Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. It plasters the previous logo on newer prints of Luxo Jr. and Knick Knack.

Editor's Note: This is one of the most popular logos in existence, and is cherished by many. The variants are fun to watch as well.

3rd Logo (3-D Alternative) (May 29, 2009-)


Nicknames: "Luxo Jr. II", "Pixar Lamp II"

Logo: We start on a black screen. Then, the camera pans away from the "P" in "PIXAR", and we zoom out as Luxo Jr. appears and does his usual animation. Instead of "ANIMATION STUDIOS" fading in, it fades in, then zooms in until it stops under the Pixar logo. The rest of the logo plays as normal.

FX/SFX: Same as the last logo, with the addition of the moving camera.

Music/Sounds: Same as the previous logo.

Availability: Current and common. Seen on most Pixar 3-D releases starting with Up. Also seen when Toy Story and Toy Story 2 were re-released in Disney Digital 3-D. This and the 2011 variant of the 2006 Walt Disney Pictures logo plaster the previous logo on 3-D prints of For the Birds. It also appears on both 3-D and even 2-D prints of newer shorts.

Editor's Note: A fun twist on the Pixar logo, perfectly taking advantage of the 3D format.