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Pacific Data Images

Pacific Data Images
Industry CGI animation
Motion pictures
Fate Shut down
Founded January 1, 1980; 40 years ago (1980-01-01)
Founder Carl Rosendahl
Defunct January 22, 2015; 5 years ago (2015-01-22)
Headquarters ,
United States
Owner DreamWorks Animation
Number of employees
450 (January 2015)

Pacific Data Images (PDI) was an American computer animation production company that was bought by DreamWorks SKG in 2000. It was renamed PDI/DreamWorks and was owned by DreamWorks Animation.

Founded in 1980 by Carl Rosendahl, PDI was one of the pioneers of computer animation. It produced over 700 commercials, contributed visual effects to more than 70 feature movies, and produced and contributed to many DreamWorks Animation's movies, including the second computer-animated movie ever, Antz, and movies from the Shrek and Madagascar franchises


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