Eben Fiske Ostby

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Eben Fiske Ostby
Born (1955-02-24) February 24, 1955 (age 63)
OccupationTechnical Director
Awards1998 - Won: Scientific and Engineering Award
For the development of the Marionette Three-Dimensional Computer Animation System.

Eben Fiske Ostby (born February 24, 1955) is a pioneer computer graphics software developer, animator, and technical director for motion pictures. He was one of the four first employees of Pixar, where he worked with John Lasseter on early breakthrough Pixar animation shorts such as Luxo Jr.[1], Red's Dream, Tin Toy, Knick Knack, and For the Birds.

Ostby was born in Hampton, Connecticut, United States. He graduated from Pomfret School and Vassar College, where he was the college's "first computer science major,"[2] before starting to work at Pixar when it was still in its garage start-up days.[3] He is now Pixar's Vice President for Software. In 1998, he shared the Academy Award, Scientific and Engineering with three other people for the development of the Marionette 3-D Computer Animation System, and has served as Computer Animation, Technical and Modeling Director on Cars 2005, A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc., Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Young Sherlock Holmes, Crash Bandicoot and many other motion pictures.[4]


  1. ^ Paik, Karen (2007). To Infinity and Beyond!: The Story of Pixar Animation Studios. San Francisco: Chronicle Books LLC. ISBN 0811850129.
  2. ^ Van Develder, Julia (Fall 2010). "Doing the Math". Vassar. 106 (3). Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  3. ^ Linzmayer, Owen W. (2004). Apple Confidential 2.0. San Francisco: William Pollock. p. 217. ISBN 1593270100.
  4. ^ "Eben Ostby". imdb.com. Imdb.com, Inc. Retrieved 20 November 2015.

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