January 24, 2006 2:32 PM PST
Steve Jobs in Tinseltown
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Nov. 22, 1995
Pixar releases "Toy Story."
Nov. 29, 1995
Pixar goes public, offering 6.9 million shares at $22 apiece. The stock offering raises $140 million, outpacing Netscape Communications as biggest IPO of the year.
TNT debuts the movie "Pirates of Silicon Valley" in which Jobs' early days are portrayed on film, with the Apple chief played by ER's Noah Wyle.
Oct. 23, 2001
Apple introduces the first iPod.
April 11, 2003
Rumors swirl that Apple is in talks to acquire the music business of Vivendi Universal.
April 28, 2003
Apple opens the virtual doors on the iTunes Music Store.
Oct. 16, 2003
Apple expands its music store to Windows.
Jan. 29, 2004
Pixar announces it is ending talks with Disney to extend their five-picture deal.
Oct. 12, 2005
Apple unveils video-capable iPod and stocks iTunes store with thousands of music videos and a handful of TV shows from ABC and movie shorts from Pixar.
Jan. 24, 2006
Disney agrees to pay $7.4 billion in stock to acquire Pixar
Sources: Pixar Animation Studios, "Apple Confidential" by Owen Linzmayer, "The Second Coming of Steve Jobs" by Alan Deutschman.