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Leslie Iwerks (written by)
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Documentary about the history of Pixar animation
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A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination See more »
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I'll never get tired at looking at Pixar's offices. See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Stacy Keach ... Narrator (voice)

John Lasseter ... Himself

Brad Bird ... Himself

John Musker ... Himself

Ron Clements ... Himself
Ollie Johnston ... Himself
Frank Thomas ... Himself
Randy Cartwright ... Himself (archive footage) (1980)
Ron Miller ... Himself (archive footage) (1980)
Glen Keane ... Himself

Don Hahn ... Himself

Alvy Ray Smith ... Himself

Ed Catmull ... Himself
Alexander Schure ... Himself

George Lucas ... Himself
Rob Cook ... Himself
Eben Ostby ... Himself

William Reeves ... Himself
Loren Carpenter ... Herself
Thomas Porter ... Himself (as Tom Porter)

Dennis Muren ... Himself

Steve Jobs ... Himself
Alan Kay ... Himself
Deirdre Warin ... Herself

Pete Docter ... Himself

Andrew Stanton ... Himself
Peter Schneider ... Himself
Bonnie Arnold ... Herself (archive footage)

Ralph Guggenheim ... Himself (archive footage)

Joe Ranft ... Himself

Michael Eisner ... Himself

Tom Hanks ... Himself
Thomas Schumacher ... Himself (as Tom Schumacher)

Roy Edward Disney ... Himself (as Roy Disney)

Lee Unkrich ... Himself

Tim Allen ... Himself

Leonard Maltin ... Himself
Mike McCaffrey ... Himself
Darla K. Anderson ... Herself
Randy Nelson ... Himself
Nancy Lasseter ... Herself
James Ford Murphy ... Himself (as Jim Murphy)
Glenn McQueen ... Himself (archive footage)

Doug Sweetland ... Himself

Randy Newman ... Himself

Billy Crystal ... Himself

Robert A. Iger ... Himself (as Bob Iger)

Diane Disney ... Herself (as Diane Disney Miller)
Joe Grant ... Himself

Walt Disney ... Himself (archive sound)
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Tom K. Gurney ... Himself (uncredited)
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Directed by
Leslie Iwerks 
 
Writing credits
Leslie Iwerks (written by)

Produced by
Steven Argula .... associate producer
Leslie Iwerks .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jeff Beal (original score music)
 
Cinematography by
Suki Medencevic 
 
Film Editing by
Leslie Iwerks 
Stephen R. Myers 
 
Makeup Department
Nikki Carbonetta .... makeup artist (as Nikki Carbonetta-Aguirre)
Gretchen Davis .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
John Locke .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Morten Folmer Nielsen .... adr editor
Morten Folmer Nielsen .... adr recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Craig Kuehne .... visual effects
John Locke .... visual effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pedja Radenkovic .... assistant camera
Tom Spingola .... assistant camera
Andrew D. Stadler .... assistant camera
Nicole Williams .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Aaron Garcia .... assistant editor
Freesia Pearson .... post-production assistant
Zacharia Pineda .... on-line editor
Robert Tachoires .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Michael Fey .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Susan Bradley .... title designer
Stephen R. Myers .... additional story consultant
Tyrrell Shaffner .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Donna M. Fields .... thanks
John Hazelton .... very special thanks
Amanda Sorena .... special thanks
 

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USA:87 min
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Narrator:For the last 20 years, a group of artists and scientists have transformed two-dimensional drawings into their own three-dimensional worlds.
[clips from various movies]
Thomas Porter:Art challenges technology. Technology inspires art.
John Lasseter:The best scientists and engineers are just as creative as the best storytellers.
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I'll never get tired at looking at Pixar's offices., 10 July 2013
Author: Sergeant_Tibbs from Suffolk, England

Like almost every child of my generation, I grew up on Pixar and in particular Toy Story. Some of my fondest and most memorable cinematic memories were going to see Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles (where afterwards I thought "I can't wait for the sequel"). I remember that one of my first dream jobs in film was to write stories for Pixar and explore all the imaginative possibilities. Now that I've gotten more into film, I've gained a deeper respect for their storytelling and their technology and how hard it is. The Pixar Story tracks the origin of Pixar from when John Lasseter was first inspired to pursue animation to around 2007, before Ratatouille hit the screens. It's an informative look into how the company came to be and of all the struggles. It's very interesting as I would like to get into the industry as well. The biggest chunk is the struggle to create Toy Story - not just to get it commissioned but also to find the story. This is also a trouble with Monsters Inc. where they had the concept but almost too many possibilities to explore. Narrowing down those possibilities is a incredibly difficult job and is something I'm aspiring to achieve at this very moment so it was especially fascinating to watch.

It's always great fun to have a look into their offices with their scooters and arcades. However, perhaps this documentary has come too soon, they talk about fears of being too factory-line, setting a standard they can no longer top and as this comes before one of their most successful strands of films with Wall-E, Up (a film that I didn't like at first but it's grown on me) and Toy Story 3 and then perhaps the beginning of a very boring strand with Cars 2, Brave and Monsters University, I want to know whether they think they're topping themselves or have sunken into a comfort zone. A short reflection on their fears would be very interesting. The doc focuses on the followup chaos after the Toy Story section, with second project syndrome lingering over the Pixar team. A Bug's Life was considered a success at the time and although in hindsight, many disagree, the documentary put me in the mood to rewatch and while the first act is perhaps a bit too childish, it grows and grows and is exceptional storytelling in the end. I hope Pixar haven't peaked with the closure of Toy Story 3 and they can continue making films that get to me. The documentary also makes great use of graphics and animation which is pretty appropriate for this topic. Very entertaining and informative.

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