With the passing of Steve Jobs, many retrospectives will be written about his impact on the world of technology and communication. While those contributions are undeniable, the Apple founder also had an important and influential effect on the world of film. The global box-office power of Pixar films is largely indebted to Jobs, who bought the fledgling animation company back in 1986. What started as a small staff of less than 50 people has grown into a cinematic touchstone for generations of families, with no end in sight. Moviefone offers a look at the unique collaboration of Jobs and Pixar, and the unmistakable ways that they have changed movies.

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