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According to IMDb .. this movie is responsible for PIXAR animation.


According to reports at the time of the movie's release, George Lucas had just built the $50-million Skywalker Ranch complex, and was counting on this film to get him back in the black. When it bombed, he was forced to start selling off assets to stay afloat. His friend Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple Computer, offered to help by buying Lucasfilm's newly-launched CGI animation division for a price well above market value. Lucas, in desperate straits and thankful for the assistance, agreed. That division eventually become Pixar Animation Studios.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091225/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv

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Glad to know SOMETHING good came out of this movie!

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