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The Pixar Story (2007)

The Pixar Story takes audiences behind the scenes of the groundbreaking company that pioneered a new generation of animation and forever changed the face of filmmaking.


Leslie Iwerks


Leslie Iwerks
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Stacy Keach ... Narrator (voice)
John Lasseter ... Self
Brad Bird ... Self
John Musker ... Self
Ron Clements ... Self
Ollie Johnston ... Self
Frank Thomas ... Self
Randy Cartwright ... Self (archive footage)
Ron Miller ... Self (archive footage)
Glen Keane ... Self
Don Hahn ... Self
Alvy Ray Smith ... Self
Ed Catmull ... Self
Alexander Schure Alexander Schure ... Self
George Lucas ... Self


A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's relationship with Disney, and its remarkable initial string of eight hits. The contributions of John Lasseter, Ed Catmull and Steve Jobs are profiled. The decline of two-dimensional animation is chronicled as three-dimensional animation rises. Hard work and creativity seem to share the screen in equal proportions. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Documentary about the history of Pixar animation




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As of 2017 Pixar has created 19 films. They've won 26 Academy Awards, 5 Golden Globes & 3 Grammys. See more »


[first lines]
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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The pixars behind the scenes tour makes fans go gaga
1 October 2011 | by jasper102011See all my reviews

Jasper102011 here to review The pixar story.

Pixar is the company with a luxo lamp as a mascot and a cabinet full of academy rewards.

This film shows that great movies and great story's can go through pain and hard work and even one of the best film company's can go through that.

The man himself john lasseter has the idea for computer-animation or CGI but Disney dumps it with john stuck at lucasfilms and make very famous short films.

A hard-core pixarfan would stare at the screen watching every step of the way because I am one and one word would move the story onwards.

The pixar story is a overall brilliant documentary, the movie tells that its not the technology that makes the movies great, but its the people who make it.

I really like the film with its interviews with famous Disney animators and tells you when pixar had a problem, it tells you how they solved it.

i wish pixar make a sequel for the more modern movies.

If your a really big fan or you just heard of pixar i highly recommend it so grab some popcorn and enjoy!

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28 August 2007 (USA) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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