At the Oscars this year, no Pixar films were nominated for awards but the studio and its filmmakers were present in the spotlight, through montages featured in the show and TV ads playing during the telecast. Most notably, a new Google ad made its debut, which focused on its search engine, and had Pixar filmmaker Andrew Stanton providing narration on how to tell a story. Watch the ad after the break!
Named “We’re All Storytellers,” the 1-minute ad begins with a search for “how to make a movie,” and features a shot of Woody (from Toy Story) being filmed. Thomas Newman’s great score for Finding Nemo can even be heard throughout the ad. It does seem, though, that a slightly modified version of the ad was aired during the show, as it culminated in a brief clip of Stanton accepting the Oscar for his direction of Nemo, while this version leaves that out. Perhaps the Oscar version will make its way online soon. (UPDATE: Our friends at Pixar Post have uploaded the Oscar version – watch it below.)
Watch the ad below:
Pixar may not have officially been a part of the Oscars this year, but its films and filmmakers have clearly had a lasting impact on us that doesn’t ever allow us to forget them.
You can watch the complete TED talk by Andrew Stanton, from which the narration in the ad was lifted, here.