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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. As a computer scientist, Catmull has work on many important developments in computer graphics. He was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia.
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.
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