Inside: Pixar

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  • 2020
  • 1 Season
  • 6.8  (30)

Pixar is one of the most innovative companies in recent memory. The incredibly imaginative people behind such computer animated hits as the Toy Story movies and Finding Nemo. Here, fans of these films and of the Pixar shorts that precede them are able to get a special glimpse at the genius that drives these movies. From sketches and backdrops to storyboards and three-dimensional models, the studio is teeming with creative energy, and all of the people who work there bring a great passion to the work that they do. They are eager to pass that passion along to their fans.

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Unpacked: No Small Roles
20. Unpacked: No Small Roles
May 21, 2021
Take a deep dive into the art of crowds animation. Each of your favorite Pixar characters live in worlds populated by fellow fish, cars, toys, and humans, but creating thousands of these fully animated background characters is no easy feat. Join narrator W. Kamau Bell in understanding how Pixar adds thousands of background characters into every film.
Unpacked: Inner Drive
19. Unpacked: Inner Drive
May 21, 2021
Beyond the world of Cars, vehicles of all kinds have made their mark throughout Pixar's films. Jump in and go for a ride with narrator W. Kamau Bell as he cruises through some of his favorite Pixar planes, trains, and Incredibiles.
Unpacked: The Squint Test
18. Unpacked: The Squint Test
May 21, 2021
Pixar characters strive to strike a balance between realistic and caricatured. Narrator W. Kamau Bell explains how basic shapes and drawings influence the character design and story of favorite films such as Up, Ratatouille, and The Incredibles.
Unpacked: Everybody Loves a Villain
17. Unpacked: Everybody Loves a Villain
May 21, 2021
From Ernesto de La Cruz to Lotso to Hopper, foes of all shapes and sizes are essential to many of our favorite Pixar movies. But what makes a good villain? Narrator W. Kamau Bell digs into why we love to hate our favorite antagonists and what makes them so complicated.
Unpacked: About Time
16. Unpacked: About Time
May 21, 2021
How can the passage of time be utilized as a tool for emotional storytelling? Narrator W. Kamau Bell breaks down how time can becomes its own character in Pixar films, looking at period pieces such as Brave and the tearjerking passage of time in Up.
Foundations: Color, Light, and Emotion
15. Foundations: Color, Light, and Emotion
March 26, 2021
Light and color are essential in conveying the time of day, creating unique worlds, and even evoking emotion. Pixar lighting directors and artists reveal how they illuminate a scene and most importantly, how they utilize light and color for everything from terrifying twists to signature Pixar tearjerkers.
Foundations: Animation and Acting
14. Foundations: Animation and Acting
March 26, 2021
Animation brings characters to life by making them move, feel, think, and talk. Pixar animators take us through the artistry of how they breathe life into characters authentically and explain the importance of acting (and eyebrows) in their craft.
Foundations: Through the Lens
13. Foundations: Through the Lens
March 26, 2021
Camerawork is just as crucial in animation as it is in live action. Pixar's layout artists explain the craft behind camera and staging, showcasing how camera positioning enhances emotion within a story.
Foundations: Creating Characters
12. Foundations: Creating Characters
March 26, 2021
From cars to fish to toys to superheroes, Pixar characters have unique personalities, designs, and traits. Join Pixar's character artists and designers as they break down the process of developing a new character from the initial artwork and design, all the way to getting it ready for animation.
Foundations: Recipe for a Movie
11. Foundations: Recipe for a Movie
March 26, 2021
How exactly are animated films made using computer graphics? Pixar's creative minds introduce and break down how a movie is made through understandable explanations using metaphors and examples.
Portraits: Patty Bonfilio, Director of Facility Operations
10. Portraits: Patty Bonfilio, Director of Facility Operations
February 12, 2021
No two days are the same for Patty Bonfilio. From hosting major events to outfitting offices to simply keeping the studio running, Patty is at the center of it all. As Pixar's Director of Facility Operations, she knows the inner workings of Pixar's campus and culture like no one else. Join her on a VIP tour of the grounds and all of its hidden gems.
Portraits: Barney Jones, Music Editor
9. Portraits: Barney Jones, Music Editor
February 12, 2021
Barney Jones is a master of many musical instruments and styles. As a Music Editor, he uses these talents to help shape the storytelling and emotion of a Pixar film. During his free time, he uses these same talents to make Pixar just a little more magical and fun.
Portraits: Rachelle Federico, Production Assistant
8. Portraits: Rachelle Federico, Production Assistant
February 12, 2021
Rachelle Federico always dreamt of working at Pixar, even if it meant a complete career overhaul. As Production Assistant on Pixar's Soul, her hard work might not always be that glamorous, but she considers it an important and essential need in the creation of an animated film. Plus, she's loving every minute of it.
Portraits: Marylou Jaso, Pastry Chef
7. Portraits: Marylou Jaso, Pastry Chef
February 12, 2021
Marylou Jaso has the sweetest job at Pixar - literally. As Pixar's Pastry Chef, she spends each day creating the confections and sweet treats that delight, inspire, and help feed the studio's creativity.
Portraits: Cynthia Lusk, Director of International Production
6. Portraits: Cynthia Lusk, Director of International Production
February 12, 2021
Director of International Production Cynthia Lusk takes us into the fascinating world of localization. From translations to graphics to even changes in animation, Cynthia and her team work to make sure that Pixar's films can connect and resonate to fans and families throughout the world.
Inspired: Dan Scanlon, Where Ideas Come From
5. Inspired: Dan Scanlon, Where Ideas Come From
November 13, 2020
Dan Scanlon takes us on a personal journey of inspiration that led to his film, Onward.
Inspired: Jessica Heidt, Who Gets All the Lines?
4. Inspired: Jessica Heidt, Who Gets All the Lines?
November 13, 2020
Jessica Heidt explains the program she created to improve gender balance in Pixar films.
Inspired: Steven Hunter, For That Kid
3. Inspired: Steven Hunter, For That Kid
November 13, 2020
Steven Hunter describes how his past experiences influenced his SparkShorts film, Out.
Inspired: Deanna Marsigliese, The Art of the Pivot
2. Inspired: Deanna Marsigliese, The Art of the Pivot
November 13, 2020
Deanna Marsigliese talks about the character creation process, and the artistic detours that come with it.
Inspired: Kemp Powers, Writing Something Real
1. Inspired: Kemp Powers, Writing Something Real
November 13, 2020
Authenticity is essential to creating a film that is believable and relatable. Co-Director Kemp Powers discusses the real-life experiences that led him to propose a simple, yet pivotal scene in Soul.
Description

Pixar is one of the most innovative companies in recent memory. The incredibly imaginative people behind such computer animated hits as the Toy Story movies and Finding Nemo. Here, fans of these films and of the Pixar shorts that precede them are able to get a special glimpse at the genius that drives these movies. From sketches and backdrops to storyboards and three-dimensional models, the studio is teeming with creative energy, and all of the people who work there bring a great passion to the work that they do. They are eager to pass that passion along to their fans.

Inside: Pixar is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on November 13, 2020.

Where to Watch Inside: Pixar

Inside: Pixar is available for streaming on the Bloomberg website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Inside: Pixar on demand at Disney+.

  • Premiere Date
    November 13, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (30)