To Infinity and Beyond!: The Story of Pixar Animation Studios Here is a great book about the history of the greatest CGI animation studio of all time. Karen Paik and Leslie Iwerks bring you the behind the scenes of Pixar and their future as the premier juggernaut of animation.
Pixar – Action (verb) of making pixels in Spanish. According to "The Second Coming of Steve Jobs" book by Alan Deutschman, Ed Catmull and John Lassetter were looking for a sticky name and came up with "Pixer", but they thought it sounded better in Spanish: Pixar. The company was founded after Steve Jobs bought the computer graphics division from Lucasfilm for $10 million.