In early April, Peter Hartlaub of the San Francisco Chronicle toured Cars 2 director John Lasseter’s closet and found exactly what was to be expected – an absolute ton of Hawaiian shirts. The Hawaiian-shirt-aficionado’s closet of 374 unique designs is organized by theme, with Pixar and Disney obviously accounting for a large part of the collection. However, the displayed shirts only represent a sample of Lasseter’s entire collection, as he says he likely owns well over 1,000. Check out the fun video and also find out just how much fun the Lasseters can have on April Fool’s Day! [Read more…]
Creating animated films is a very precise process with attention to detail always an important aspect. Now, creating the look of an animated film using nothing but Lego is not exactly a walk in the park either, as Patrick Boivin can attest to. Boivin spent the past few months painstakingly recreating the original Cars 2 full-length trailer using the famous blocks as the building material. Yesterday, he posted the results of his hard work on YouTube. Check it out here and compare it to the original trailer! [Read more…]
The abundance of video compilations of Pixar films have always been evidence of the animation company’s ever-growing fan base. There seems to have been an increase recently in the amount of montages that have been compiled, as 2011 is the 25th year that the Pixar brand has existed. YouTube user NkMcdonalds has edited Pixar’s feature-length and short films into one video. Not only do we see all of the films that have been released, but it also includes brief snippets (from trailers) of the upcoming Cars 2 and Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation.
Set Pixar’s films to sweeping music and all of a sudden you have the urge to run out and watch the films all over again. Watch the video below:
Via: The Pixar Blog
In addition to the usual awards that the Annies handed out, the show also handed out three Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement Awards. The award recognizes the great work of individuals within the animation community. Along with Matt Groening and Eric Goldberg, Brad Bird was honored. Before he made it to Pixar, Bird directed the instant classic, The Iron Giant. He was friends with John Lasseter, as they were classmates at the famed CalArts. Bird joined Lasseter at Pixar and went on to direct The Incredibles and Ratatouille, films that cemented his status as a fantastic director of animation.
He is currently busy directing his first live-action film, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, so he was unable to make it to the show to accept the award. He sent a hilarious video “acceptance speech,” which you can view below. The video includes the tribute montage that highlights his work. Make sure you stay through to the end of the video, as there is a fantastic surprise:
Makes you love Brad Bird even more now, doesn’t it?
Source: Cartoon Brew
We have had fun celebrating Pixar’s 25th Anniversary, as we were able to share a very special piece of Pixar art by animator Chris Chua. Now, what better way to cap off the momentous day than with a collection of clips from their films? The Beauty of Pixar, compiled by Leandro Copperfield, was released a few months ago and instantly went viral. The beautiful images, the conveyed emotion in the faces of the characters, and the background music all come together to form a breathtaking video.
If you have already seen it (which many of you probably have), take a few minutes and enjoy it again. This is the perfect day to appreciate the beauty of Pixar. As you view it below, think about just how many memorable scenes Pixar films have already had, and observe how you feel. You will notice that the studio’s films have always been great at finding ways for the audience to feel something.
We had a blast sharing this great occasion with you!