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The Pixar Story

1h 27m
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.
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Stacy Keach
Narrator (voice)
Joe Ranft
Self / Heimlich (voice) / Lenny (vo...
Andrew Stanton
Self / Seagulls (voice)
Tom Hanks
Self / Woody / Scott Turner
Tim Allen
Self / Buzz Lightyear
Directed By: Leslie Iwerks

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drqshadow says...
3 years ago
Pixar looks like an unbelievably cool place to work, and I loved the message of "quirky small company refuses to give up their personality for financial stability" but there were only a few small moments that really felt like big deals. It's amazing how many huge names they wrangled up for an interview, though (seriously, you got Steve Jobs and Bob Iger to sit down for a good length of time? That's pretty impressive) and those little chats are the most revealing, interesting moments of the entire documentary. Once they get to Toy Story it becomes a tale of "and here's how we made our next big, huge, runaway success,” though, and it’s overproduced to the point of distraction. Good but not great.
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Whitsbrain says...
one year ago
Enjoyable documentary about the history of Pixar. I didn't realize that John Lassiter was so integral to the company's success. This documentary barely touches on the technology used to create that Pixar magic so if you're looking for that to be covered it really isn't. Instead it focuses on the people and pressures of filmmaking. "The Pixar Story" also covers the release of each Pixar movie right up through "The Incredibles" (my favorite Pixar film).
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