ADMIN NOTE: Many MiceChatters will be in attendance. Come join us. Link to the Meets and Events Thread: CLICK HEREThe American Cinematheque presents a special screening of:
The Pixar Story
A feature documentary by Leslie Iwerks
Tuesday, December 11th, 2007
Hollywood Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
(between Las Palmas & McCadden)
Tickets via Fandango
Q&A Following with:
Director/Producer: Leslie Iwerks
Director Emeritus/Consultant, The Walt Disney Company: Roy E. Disney
In the mid 1980s, an inspired and inspiring trio of innovators combined their gifts in art, science and business to launch a new way to make 3-D animated films and changed the face of filmmaking forever. Ed Catmull, John Lasseter and Steve Jobs overcame years of creative struggle and financial loss to launch an entirely new animation industry. Starting with the first full length CG film Toy Story, Pixar has entertained millions of people worldwide, and established an unprecedented and as yet unparalleled record of box-office success. Using never-before-seen footage from the Pixar library, along with historic archival animation and first hand accounts by animators, studio executives, directors, producers and voice performers, Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Leslie Iwerks takes viewers on a dramatic journey filled with personal sacrifice and passionate belief in the possibilities of a new medium as Pixar Animation Studios is born.
John Lasseter, Ed Catmull, Steve Jobs, Roy E. Disney, George Lucas, Michael Eisner, Bob Iger, Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Tim Allen, Leonard Maltin, Diane Disney Miller, Ron Clements, John Musker, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Brad Bird and more.
Narrated by Stacy Keach
Written, Directed & Produced by Leslie Iwerks
Cinematography by Suki Medencevic
Edited by Leslie Iwerks & Stephen Myers, A.C.E
Music Composed by Jeff Beal
“The movie is, above all else, a celebration of animation in all its forms....” - Peter Debruge, Daily Variety
“Iwerks delivers an incisive and often inspiring story of a group of super talents
for whom failure was not an option...” - Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"The Pixar Story is an excellent documentary. It's informative, inspiring and wildly entertaining.
One moment it's funny without being satirical. Minutes later it's tugging at your heart strings....” - Leo Holzer, The Reporter
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I had the opportunity to see a preview copy of this film a few weeks ago. It was really quite well done and candid. Interesting how they deal with the Michael Eisner issue. Also interesting to see how Pixar had grown and changed over the years. A VERY different sort of studio.