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Incredibles buzz boost for Pixar
The Incredibles
The Incredibles has had some good reviews
Animation giant Pixar has seen its share price rise to an all-time high, boosted by strong expectations for its new film - The Incredibles.

With the computer-animated movie opening across the US on Friday, the company's shares closed up 4.4% on the New York Stock Exchange to $84.45.

The film, a tale of a superhuman husband and wife team, has enjoyed excellent reviews.

Analysts expect The Incredibles to make around $610m (329m) worldwide.

Apple connection

This would be less than the $865m grossed by Finding Nemo, Pixar's last film, but analysts said the lesser prediction is down to the fact The Incredibles has been given a Parents-Guidance (PG) rating because of some animated violence.

Finding Nemo enjoyed a Universal classification.

"The pre-buzz (around The Incredibles) is very good," said analyst William Blair.

Pixar is chaired and majority-owned by Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs.

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