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Pixar – A Human Story of Computer Animation (2005)

Ed Catmull appeared along with Brad Bird, Andrew Stanton and others for a panel talk on the history of computer animation that was held at The Computer History Museum 6 years ago. It runs for one hour and forty minutes. Ed Catmull was Co-Founder and President, Pixar Animation Studios. Brad Bird was writer/director on The… Read More »

40 Year Old 3D Computer Graphics by Pixar (1972)

In 1972 Ed Catmull (founder of Pixar) and his colleagues created the world’s first 3D rendered movie, an animated version of Ed’s left hand. This is the film that they produced. It includes some “making of” footage (around 1:30) and some other early experiments. Read more at nerdplusart.com/​?p=1106.

John Lasseter – a day in a life – full length documentary (2011)

25 years ago John Lasseter revolutionised the animation industry by creating the worlds first feature-length computer animated film. This video visits John’s house at the start of his day, where we see his collection of 370 Hawaiian shirts, his train library and his luxurious movie theatre. Then he jumps into his chauffeur driven car and is off to the Pixar studio…

The Life and Career of Steve Jobs by Next Media (2011)

The life and career of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs compressed into two minutes of computer animation. Jobs resigned his position as Chief Operating Officer at Apple last week (24/08/2011) and was elected chairman of the board. The video was produced by Taiwanese animation studio Next Media.

John Lasseter on Toy Story in 3D (2009)

The process of getting Toy Story & Toy Story 2 to the big screen isn’t as easy as it seems, as John Lasseter explains, it was “a digital archeology that resurrected the files and updated all the software so that it could be rendered on today’s system.