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Ed Catmull

  • Co-Founder of Pixar
  • President of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios
  • Former Vice President of the computer division of Lucasfilm
  • Author of Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

Ed Catmull, Ph.D, is co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and President of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. Previously, Catmull was Vice President of the computer division of Lucasfilm Ltd., where he managed development in the areas of computer graphics, video editing, video games and digital audio.

Having revolutionized the world of animation and built one of the most innovative and emulated companies on earth, Ed Catmull speaks with great experience and thought about leading creative organizations. Catmull is also the author of Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration.

Catmull has been honored with five Academy Awards, including a Technical Achievement Award, two Scientific and Engineering Awards, and one Academy Award of Merit for his work. In 2009, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Catmull with the Gordon E. Sawyer Award for his lifetime of technical contributions and leadership in the field of computer graphics for the motion picture industry.