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October 27, 2015 AT 9:00 am

The Art and Design Behind Pixar’s Animation #makereducation

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SmithsonianMag has a great write up on the new Pixar focused exhibit now open at NYC’s Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

The lab just opened “Pixar: the Design of Story,” (on view through August 7, 2016) a show that examines the chemistry of an animated picture. It tracks the arduous five-year process required to make a full-length film at Pixar Animation Studios, from initial idea through development of stories, characters, mood, music, color scripts and settings.

The walls are mounted with rarely seen original hand-drawn pencil and ink “concept” sketches—most Pixar directors started out as animators—architectural drawings, paintings, clay sculptures and digitally created images of such popular Pixar characters as Sadness from Inside Out, cowboy Woody from Toy Story and the redheaded archer Merida from Brave.

Read more from Smithsonian and also check out the museum’s site here, too.


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