Thursday, 29 December 2011

The Pixar Story

I recently watched a documentary called The Pixar Story.  For the most part it focuses on John Lasseter who's the creative genius behind Pixar.  He's had a fascinating life, starting off working as a sweeper at Disney's  Tomorrowland, getting a job as an animator at Disney, being fired for being too daring, then starting Pixar which was eventually bought out by Disney.  He's come full circle as he's now Chief Creative Officer at Disney and has also overseen the running of Disney's theme parks.

As the documentary points out, Pixar is something of anomaly - every one of its films have been a huge success.  It's also been a game changer, moving Disney and many other studios away from traditional animation to computer-animated films.  The reason for Pixar's success has been the studio's zeal and dedication to creating something that's high quality and will stand the test of time.

Watching The Pixar Story you see the melding of technology and art and how this led to the formation of Pixar and the phenomenal success of computer-animated films.  You also get to see an artist follow through on his passion and create something that millions of people can enjoy.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Unknown said...

I enjoyed it too although it appears that Pixar may have just had it's first critical failure with Cars 2.

04/01/2012, 19:19  
Blogger Jephso said...

Good point.

Incidentally I've never felt inclined to watch either of the Cars films.

05/01/2012, 00:10  

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