April 23, 2014

Exclusive: Darla K. Anderson Talks Pixar and ‘It Gets Better Project’

Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar

During the past year, hundreds of celebrities and employees at companies around the world have taken to the web to share a message of hope through the It Gets Better Project. In November of 2010, Pixar employees collaborated to create an emotional addition to the project that received overwhelmingly positive feedback across the world. Toy Story 3 producer Darla K. Anderson introduced the video to the hundreds of thousands of people who viewed it over the next several months. A few days ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with Darla about her involvement with the video and how Toy Story‘s Woody went on to help out with the project. Read on to view the transcript from our discussion.
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Pixar Employees Say “It Gets Better” In A New Video

Pixar has always valued their diverse employees, not only employing but also honoring people of different backgrounds, cultures, religions, and orientations. In response to the increase in suicides among the LGBT community, many Pixar employees have gotten together and released a video to support the “It Gets Better Project.”

It is amazing to see the folks at Pixar helping to bring an increasingly important issue to the public’s attention. The participants speak from the heart, so the video gets very emotional at times. Watch it below:

If you are considering suicide or need help, call the Trevor Project now:

866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)

Just know this: It gets better.