Pixar: 30 Years of Animation

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

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[Image: Robert Kondo, layout by Jason Katz and John Sanford "Beat Board : Goodbye Andy Toy Story 3" (2010) Digital painting]

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In 1986, John Lasseter, Ed Catmull and Steve Jobs founded Pixar Animation Studios in California, U.S.A. It has been 30 years since then - an epic period of time in which the studio has enjoyed much success and created such beloved films as “Toy Story”, “Finding Nemo”, “Inside Out” and “The Good Dinosaur” which continue to capture people’s hearts across the world.
As the studio knows well, emotions are not moved by the superior technological achievements of computer animation alone. More than anything, it is the unique stories and memorable characters that fans embrace. Surprisingly, Pixar has almost as many artists working in traditional media-hand drawing, painting, pastels, sculpture-as they do in digital media to create these incredible worlds. Most of this work takes place during the development of a project, when the filmmakers are working out the story and the look of the film, but it is integral to the overall process. This exhibition includes hand-drawn sketches, paintings, storyboards, colorscripts, and maquettes (character models) created by the studio’s artists, as they participate in each film’s development process.

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Schedule

from March 05, 2016 to May 29, 2016
Open on 3/21, 5/2, 5/23. Closed on 3/22.

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