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Pixar Animation Studios

Luxo, Jr. was once just an unremarkable gray desk lamp. In 1986, the creative team at Pixar Animation Studios imprinted a personality onto a lamp and audiences marveled. In 1987, Pixar and Luxo were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short, and it made Pixar a name in the industry.

Skywalker Sound

Skywalker Sound began as a three-man operation: Sprocket Systems, led by George Lucas, Gary Kurtz, and the young Ben Burtt. In 1987, the operation moved to the new Skywalker Ranch with three Academy Awards in tow. It was announced in October 2012 that Walt Disney Company would purchase Lucasfilm for $4 billion.