- The name Pixar is created from the combination of laser and pixel in the style of a Spanish verb. The first suggestion from Alvy Ray Smith came as Pixer. Loren Carpenter then suggested Pixar as a variation of radar. The group, which also included Rodney Stock and Jim Blinn, agreed to call their new image machine the Pixar Image Computer.
- ↑ The Man Who Invented the Name Pixar Retired Yesterday, Cartoon Brew, January 11, 2014.
- ↑ Pixar Myth No. 4: Steve Jobs Named Pixar, Alvy Ray Smith
- ↑ The Pixar Touch, David A. Price, 2009, P. 63