For those of you who have the titles The Incredibles, Toy Story, Monsters, Inc. and A Bug's Life in you DVD collection, you might find a feature documentary on the creation and rise of Pixar Animation Studios interesting. Even after their permanent collaboration with Disney, the studio still represents the benchmark for all CG animations.
The Pixar Story
In the mid 1980’s, three men united together to follow a dream: Ed Catmull, John Lasseter and Steve Jobs pushed beyond the boundaries of what was known in the world of art and science to form Pixar Animation Studios. In 1995, the company’s Academy Award® winning computer animated film, Toy Story, ignited an entirely new animation industry, and their ensuing seven films have entertained millions of people worldwide. Yet over the last twenty years the company’s dramatic journey has often been one of struggle and commitment as they paved their way into an unknown medium. Through never before seen archival footage, candid interviews, and visually stunning art and animation, Oscar® nominated director Leslie Iwerks takes us inside the unique world of Pixar...
The Pixar Story has been playing at Pasadena Laemmle One Colorado Theater (Old Pasadena) since last Friday and will only continue to do so until tomorrow, August 30th. There are two shows daily: 7:10PM and 8:45PM.
The Pixar Story was written, edited, directed and produced by Leslie Iwerks. The documentary has a running time of 88 minutes.
For more information and impressions on the film, head on over to Variety.