Apr 10 2011

To Infinity….And Beyond

It seems the characters of Pixar have always been part of our family. 

For many months Will was indistinguishable from Buzz Lightyear.

Buzz

I was very glad it was dark in the theatre as we all watched Toy Story 3 last Xmas. Andy has to leave his favourite cowboy at home when he goes off to college. This year our own little Woody sits lonely on the shelf, ‘Olly’ boldly written on the sole of his boot, waiting for his owner to return tomorrow from his first term away from home.

Woody

Pixar was established by Steve Jobs in 1986. Chef animator John Lasseter says that it takes three things to make an animated film: world, character and story. Pixar has remained true to that edict since their first short Luxo Jr – and the other 19 short films and 12 feature films they have made since.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvCWPZfK8pI?wmode=transparent]

The ground breaking Toy Story came out in 1995. Cars 2 will be released later this year.

An exhibition at the Australian Centre of the Moving Image in 1987 celebrated 20 years of Pixar animation. 

Nemo

So this year marks 25 years of Pixar. To celebrate, this video has been produced which shows key Pixar moments. 

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBH1dcHoL6Y?wmode=transparent]

What is your favourite Pixar movie? Let us know in the comments.

  • Toy Story (1995)
  • A Bug’s Life (1998)
  • Toy Story 2 (1999)
  • Monster’s Inc. (2001)
  • Finding Nemo (2003)
  • The Incredibles (2004)
  • Cars (2006)
  • Ratatouille (2007)
  • WALL-E (2008)
  • Up (2009)
  • Toy Story 3 (2010)
  • Cars 2 (2011)

 

One Response to “To Infinity….And Beyond”

  1. whiteguidance says:

    <html><body bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><div>Finding Nemo for sure!!&nbsp;<br><br>Sent from my iPhone</div><div><br></div></body></html>

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