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Catmull in 2010

Edwin Earl Catmull (born March 31, 1945) is an American computer scientist. He is the current president of Pixar (a company he co-founded) and Walt Disney Animation Studios.[1][2][3] As a computer scientist, Catmull has work on many important developments in computer graphics.[4][5] He was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia.[6]

In October 2018, Catmull announced his plans to retire from Pixar Animation Studios and Disney Animation Studios, staying on as an adviser through July 2019.[7]


  1. Cook, R. L.; Carpenter, L.; Catmull, E. (1987). "The Reyes image rendering architecture". ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics 21 (4): 95. doi:10.1145/37402.37414 . 
  2. Price, David P. T. (2009). The Pixar Touch (Vintage). London: Vintage. ISBN 0-307-27829-8 . 
  3. Michael Rubin, "Droidmaker: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution" (2005),

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    ISBN 0-937404-67-5
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  6. "Parkersburg, West Virginia". Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  7. "Pixar Co-Founder Ed Catmull to Retire" (in en). The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-10-23.