New U.S. Release
The Pixar Story
Leslie Iwerks' documentary 'The Pixar Story' tells of the rise of the animation company through the visions of people such as the three Pixar principals, John Lasseter, Ed Catmull and Steve Jobs.
A Leslie Iwerks Prods. presentation of a Disney/Pixar production. Produced, directed, written by Leslie Iwerks.
With: Brad Bird, Loren Carpenter, Ed Catmull, Diane Disney Miller, Roy Disney, Michael Eisner, Bob Iger, Steve Jobs, Ollie Johnston, Glen Keane, John Lasseter, George Lucas, Alvy Ray Smith, Andrew Stanton, Frank Thomas.
By Peter Debruge
July 30, 2007
Leslie Iwerks' "The Pixar Story" charts the company's rise to infinity and beyond, so to speak, and who better to chronicle the journey than the Oscar-nominated granddaughter of animation pioneer Ub Iwerks? Though a talking-heads retrospective by nature, pic boasts not only all the right heads (from the three Pixar principals -- John Lasseter, Ed Catmull and Steve Jobs -- to Michael Eisner and honorary godfather George Lucas) but also plenty of animated eye candy from Pixar itself, including early shorts and concept art. Result makes for a rosy inhouse portrait, sure to interest fans, especially down the road on DVD.
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