Wow, what a celebration! We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the wonderful artists who contributed to our countdown. We’ve had a blast posting all of this great art and we hope you’ve enjoyed viewing it.
We were surprised and delighted by how many of you were so eager to contribute your valuable time and exceptional talent just to be a part of a tribute to Toy Story. Make no mistake about it, we aren’t so vain here at The Pixar Times to think you’re doing it all for us. We know that it’s a testament to the Toy Story films and to Pixar that we received such a spirited response to our invitation. The films of Pixar – especially the Toy Story films – have very quickly become part of our lives in so many ways. They have been woven seamlessly into the pop-culture consciousness. So much so that it’s hard to imagine there ever was a year without a new Pixar film! So, thank you artists! Your visions have made the wait for Toy Story 3 on Blu-ray all the more bearable and even enjoyable.
Also, a huge thanks to illustrator Jerrod Maruyama, who since joining The Pixar Times has done a fantastic job. Jerrod has since become our Art Director and without his hard work, none of what you see on our PixArt page would have been possible. Thanks, Jerrod!
Don’t worry, this isn’t the end of PixArt. We’ll be back with more tributes and other surprises. Now, we have a special surprise for you. With Toy Story 3‘s time in theaters over, and Cars 2 fast approaching, we give you the following mash-up:
Before we put our toys back in the box and put on our driving gloves, we’d like to feature this one last piece of art! BOOM! comics artist Allen Gladfelter, who worked on Cars: Rally Race and Cars: Route 66, sent us this fun piece as we say goodbye to TOY STORY 3 and start revvin’ up for CARS 2. Thanks, Allen!
Stay tuned for more great PixArt in the future, as we take it to infinity and…well, you know the rest!
To view all of the great artwork submissions, check out our PixArt page.