To make things more interesting, Pixar started out as a department at Industrial Light and Magic. Until somebody at the top of the Lucas Arts made that classic mistake: "there is no need for computer generated effects..."
Or something like that -- it seems to keep happening and repeating itself
(like the IBM chair man who said there was no reason a person would have a computer at home...
It wasn't IBM! There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
The IBM guy said "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."