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CalArts' animation alumni top $26 billion in box-office grosses

November 7, 2012
Los Angeles Times


Photo of Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and John Lasseter on a visit back to CalArts in the 1995. They are pointing to the number of room A113, the room where they and other animation luminaries honed their craft as students. (California Institute of the Arts)

How do colleges measure the success of their graduates?

Here's one way: tally up how well their movies do at the box office.

That's the novel approach being taken by the California Institute of the Arts, the Valencia institution founded by Walt Disney and his brother Roy.

PHOTOS: Billion-dollar (at the box office) films

The college said movies directed by graduates from CalArts' famous animation programs have generated $26.4 billion in box office revenue since 1985.  Read story


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