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  • Toy Story VHS and LaserDisc release, October 29


  • The THX trailer titled "Tex", is released, featuring John Lasseter as Tex's animator and creator, July 3
  • Pixar Animation Studios adds 125 new employees, bringing the total payroll to over 300[1]
  • Apple purchases NeXT Software for $400 million (Steve Jobs was the Chairman and CEO of NeXT), December 20


  • Disney Interactive releases two CD-ROMs based on Toy Story, selling nearly 1 million units


  1. Pixar Animation Studios 1996 Report to Shareholders

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