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Pixar Film from 1972

(Video Link) Ed Catmull and Fred Parke made this film demonstrating early computer generated animation way back in 1972. It shows an animated hand derived from a physical model and then digitized, as well as facial movements based on mathematical formulas. Catmull went on to start Pixar, so in a sense this is the first Pixar [...]

The Voices of Pixar

How well do you know your Pixar films? Do you know who did the voices? Of course, you know Tom Hanks did Woody and Tim Allen did Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story movies, but other celebrities provided voices you might not know about -unless you recognized them. Test yourself in this Lunchtime Quiz at [...]

7 Famous Movie Cars As Pixar Characters

By the hand of Old Red Jalopy, we get to see what some classic movie characters -who happen to be cars- would look like if they were in the new Pixar film Cars 2. This one is, of course, the General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard. See the other six at NextMovie. Link

Synchronized Robotic Desk Lamps

(YouTube link) Of course, you’ve wanted your own dancing Pixar lamp ever since you first saw it, right? Jonathan Foote created a chorus line of lamps, seen here performing at Maker Faire. Get the details on how he did it at his blog, waxing prolix. Link -via Laughing Squid

25 Years of Pixar

(YouTube link) In honor of Pixar’s 25th anniversary, YouTube member NkMcDonalds put together a video montage of twelve feature films and 20 short subjects you know and love. -via Slashfilm Previously: The Beauty of Pixar

Hip Hop Panda Gets Groove On

(YouTube link) This is one of those stories where the headline sort of says it all. Well, here’s some context – it’s not CGI, it’s not a 3D Pixar movie, and it walks a fine line between adorable and menacing. An Atlanta Zoo panda having a hell of a time scratching his back against a pile of [...]

The Beauty of Pixar

(vimeo link) Leandro Copperfield put together 500 scenes from eleven Pixar films to make this super mashup. If you’ve seen the movies, you’ll love this! You’ll find list of the films and music used at the vimeo link. -via The Daily What

A Toy Story Fan Name Buzz Lightyear

Steve Bolton wanted to prove he was the world’s biggest Toy Story fan… so he officially changed his name to Buzz Lightyear.The mechanic from West Bromwich says he loved the first two movies so much, he wanted to do something special for the launch of Toy Story 3.But rather than simply getting in line to [...]

Creepy Animated Short “Alma” Online Now

Here’s a short animated film done by former Pixar artist Rodrigo Blaas, available for a “limited time” at Christmas. I’m not sure why he decided to make this available at Christmas — it is winter-themed, but not exactly uplifting. You can watch it in HD here or just click the video below to see it [...]

A Peek Into Pixar Studios

I’ve always thought there was something magical about the Pixar Studio’s compound located in the San Francisco Bay Area, but getting to see these cool pictures of the inside just confirmed my wildest fantasies about how awesome it is. Imagine working at a place loaded with giant cartoon characters, free food, pool tables, video games [...]