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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Pixar Story

Here's a project I did about how Pixar attracts such a wide audience. Enjoy!
















5 comments:

i am janae said...

I loved this book!

Cara said...

seriously fascinating. I'm a huge pixar fan and love thinking about *why* they are so entertaining. This was right up my alley. :)

Lissa Nelson said...

That was super interesting--I'm glad you posted it!

ALYN said...

I enjoyed reading this Pixar analysis. How to the toy story people fit in with your analysis of the character-shapes? They don't seem as exaggerated or cartoon-ish as the Incredibles or Ratatoille people. Maybe their ideas changed over time, but they were stuck with the 1994 decisions.

Sam Ricks said...

Alyn,

I don't know if the shapes of the characters in TS are as exaggerated as they are in a character like Mr. Incredible, but there's some definite exaggeration going on there. Take a look at the size of the human characters' eyes in the Toy Stories—that alone is an indication of Pixar's attempt not to be too lifelike.

My wife commented after TS3 that she thought the human characters looked sort of odd after all we'd seen in Ratatouille and Up. That's where Pixar really had to stay close to the movements and design of the original characters. Anything else would have thrown off the audience.