Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Brief	  History               Pixar	  anima1on	  studios	  is	  a	  American	  computer	  anima1on	  film	  studio	  based	...
Key	  Films/Crea1ons                      The	  first	  film	  of	  key	  significance	  is	  Pixar’s	  first	  film	  Toy	  St...
Brief	  Synopsis            Andy	  Davis	  who	  had	  a	  wide	  crea1ve	  and	  fun	  imagina1on	  has	  many	  toys	  h...
Ratatouille	  was	  released	  June	  29,	  2007	  in	  the	  USA.	  The	  films	  budget	  was	  $150	                    ...
Ratatouille stars Remy, a rat who is gifted with a highly developed senses of taste and smell. Inspired by his          id...
Key	  Character                  A	  key	  character	  in	  the	  Pixar’s	  studio	  development	  is	  Luxo	  Jr	  who	  ...
Key	  Technology                      Pixar	  use	  CGI	  anima1on	  to	  create	  their	  feature	  films.	  All	  Pixar	 ...
Links   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_animation   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer-generated_imagery   http:/...
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Pixar keynote

  1. 1. Tuesday, 1 May 2012
  2. 2. Brief  History Pixar  anima1on  studios  is  a  American  computer  anima1on  film  studio  based  in  California.  The   anima1on  studio  is  best  known  for  its  computer  generated  anima1on  feature  films.  Pixar  was   founded  February  3,  1986  by  Ed  Catmull,  Alvy  Ray  Smith  and  Apple  co  founder  Steve  Jobs.  As  of   2006,  Pixar  is  owned  by  The  Walt  Disney  Company  aQer  they  brought  the  company  at  a  valua1on  of   $7.4  Billion. Pixar  has  produced  12  feature  films  star1ng  with  Toy  Story  which  was  created  in  1995,  followed  by  A   Bugs  Life  in  1998,  Toy  Story  2  in  1999,  Monsters  Inc  2001,  Finding  Nemo  in  2003,  The  Incredibles  in   2004,  Cars  in  2006,  Ratatouille  in  2007,  WALL-­‐E  in  2008,  Up  in  2009,  Toy  Story  3  in  2010  and  the  last   film  to  be  released,  Cars  2  in  2011.  Tuesday, 1 May 2012
  3. 3. Key  Films/Crea1ons The  first  film  of  key  significance  is  Pixar’s  first  film  Toy  Story.  Toy  Story  was  released   November  22,  1995  in  the  USA.  The  budget  for  the  film  was  $30  million,  at  the  box   office,  Toy  Story  made  $361,958,736.  Toy  Story  was  directed  by  John  Lasseter  and   the  story  was  wri`en  by  Pete  Docter,  Andrew  Stanton,  Joe  RanQ  and  John  Lasseter.   The  music  was  composed  by  Randy  newman.  Toy  Story  starred  Tom  Hanks  who   played  the  voice  of  Woody  the  pull  string  cowboy  doll,  Tim  Allen  who  played  the   voice  of  Buzz  Lightyear,  a  space  ranger  ac1on  figure.  Tuesday, 1 May 2012
  4. 4. Brief  Synopsis Andy  Davis  who  had  a  wide  crea1ve  and  fun  imagina1on  has  many  toys  he  likes  to  play  with,  but  his  favorite  toy   Woody  the  cowboy  doll  is  his  favorite.  Woody  is  the  leader  out  of  the  group  of  toys  that  belong  to  Andy  where  they   all  come  to  life  when  out  of  sight  from  humans.  Andy  is  in  the  process  of  moving  house  as  well  as  his  birthday  party,   so  the  group  of  toys  stage  a  reconnaissance  mission  to  discover  Andy’s  new  presents.  Andy  receives  a  Buss  Lightyear   space  ranger  doll  that  takes  the  interest  from  all  the  toys  especially  Woody  as  he  threatens  his  posi1on  as  Andy’s   favorite  toy.  Andy  prepares  to  go  out  for  a  birthday  meal  to  space  themed  Pizza  Planet  restaurant  with  his  new  Buzz   Lightyear  toy,  Woody  gets  angry  at  the  thought  of  Buzz  being  Andy’s  new  favorite  toy  so  Woody  tries  to  intervene  by   misplacing  Buzz.  Woody  then  takes  Buzz’s  place  in  Andy’s  car  where  Buzz  then  climbs  back  into  the  car  with  Woody   where  they  then  confront  each  other.  It  then  takes  a  turn  for  the  worst  for  the  two  toys  as  they  fight  whilst  Andy’s   family  are  in  a  gas  sta1on  causing  them  to  fall  out  of  the  car  and  Andy’s  family  driving  off  without  Woody  or  Buzz.   They  spot  a  pickup  truck  bound  for  Pizza  Planet  in  which  they  try  to  reunite  with  Andy.  At  Pizza  Planet,  woody  sees  a   claw  game  in  the  shape  of  a  space  ship  in  which  he  convinces  Buzz  that  it  can  take  him  back  to  his  home  planet.  They   both  get  caught  up  in  the  game  where  they  are  then  caught  by  Sid  Philips  who  like  to  torture  and  destroy  toys.   At  Sids  house,  Buzz  and  Woody  stage  numerous  a`empts  to  escape  before  Andy’s  moving  day  where  the  encounter   nightmarish  toys  of  Sids  crea1ons.  Woody  and  Buzz  convince  the  transformed  scary  toys  of  Sids  crea1on  to  help   them  escape  in  which  they  succeed  but  in  the  cost  of  Andy’s  moving  truck  has  just  leQ.  Woody  and  Buzz  to  to   a`empt  running  aQer  the  moving  truck  but  with  Sids  dog  Scud  chasing  aQer  them.  Woody  a`empts  to  rescue  Buzz   with  Andy’s  RC  car  where  they  manage  to  come  closer  to  the  moving  truck.  The  RC  car  loses  ba`ery  power  where   Buzz  and  Woody  resort  to  firing  a  rocket  in  which  Sid  a`ached  to  Buzz  making  them  fly  into  the  air.  Buzz  then  opens   his  wings  and  both  Buzz  and  Woody  glide  safely  into  the  moving  truck.  The  film  finishes  with  the  two  toys  relived  and   on  each  others  side  to  entertain  Andy  in  his  new  home.  Tuesday, 1 May 2012
  5. 5. Ratatouille  was  released  June  29,  2007  in  the  USA.  The  films  budget  was  $150   million.  At  the  box  office,  Ratatouille  made  $623,722,818.  The  film  was   directed  by  Brad  Bird  and  the  story  was  wri`en  by  Jan  Pinkava,  Brad  Bird  and   Jim  Capobianaco.  The  music  was  composed  by  Michael  Giacchino  and  starred   Pa`on  Oswalt  as  the  voice  of  Remy,  the  chef  rat  and  Lou  Romano  as  the  voice   of  Alfredo  Linguini.  Tuesday, 1 May 2012
  6. 6. Ratatouille stars Remy, a rat who is gifted with a highly developed senses of taste and smell. Inspired by his idol recently deceased chef Auguste Gusteau, Remy dreams of becoming a cook. When his family are forced to abandon their home, Remy becomes separated and ends up in the sewers of Paris where he eventually finds himself looking over the kitchens of Gusteauʼs restaurant. Remy then discovers an opportunity when the newly hired garbage boy Linguini spills a pot of soup and tries to recreate it with devastating results. Remy steps in and cooks the soup to perfection when he get spotted and chased around the kitchen, Linguini catches him and put Remy in his hat, Whilst all the commotion, the soup accidentally gets served and is found to be a great success. Due to all the chefs surprise, Linguini is forced to make the soup that he has meant to of made again. Linguini then discovers Remyʼs Talent and takes him home. Remy and Linguini find a means to overcome the inability to communicate with each-other as Remy can take control of Linguiniʼs hair and control him like a Marionette. Hidden under Linguiniʼs hat, Remy helps Linguini demonstrate his cooking skills. The two chefs are faced with a big challenge as Franceʼs top food critic Anton Ego announces he will be re- reviewing the restaurant. Suspicious of Lingiuniʼs new talent, Head chef skinner learns that the boy is Gusteauʼs son and proper heir to the restaurant. Remy discovers the evidence and, after eluding Skinner, brings them to Linguini, who removes Skinner as owner. Remy and Linguini prepare a special dish of Ratatouille for the french food critic which he falls in love with which ends up with Linguini and Remy becoming clear about the situation that Remy can cook. The staff then walkoy in disbelief thinking `Linguini has gone insane. Mean while Anton writes a glowing review for the newspaper the next day, stating that Gusteaus chef is "nothing less than the finest chef in France." The film then ends happily ever after when Anton eagerly helps fund a popular new bistro, "La Ratatouille", created by Remy, LinguiniTuesday, 1 May 2012
  7. 7. Key  Character A  key  character  in  the  Pixar’s  studio  development  is  Luxo  Jr  who  was  the  first  character  introduced  in  Pixar’s  first   film  ‘Luxo  Jr’.  Luxo  is  hopping  desk  lamp  that  has  become  so  iconic,  Pixar  has  incorpora1ng  Luxo  into  their  logo   represen1ng  the  I. Luxo  appears  in  the  first  short  animated  film  where  the  only  two  characters  are  desk  lamps.  Luxo  Jr  and  a  bigger   lamp  are  playing  with  a  small  inflated  rubber  ball,  chasing  it  and  trying  to  balance  on  it.  The  ball  eventually   deflates  due  to  Luxo  Jr  jumping  on  it.   This  short  film  received  an  academy  reward  nomina1on  for  best  animated  short  film.  Luxo  Jr  was  the  first  CGI   film  nominated.   This  character  brings  great  significance  to  computer  anima1on  history  ,  quote  -­‐  "Luxo  Jr.  sent  shock  waves   through  the  en1re  industry  –  to  all  corners  of  computer  and  tradi1onal  anima1on.  At  that  1me,  most  tradi1onal   ar1sts  were  afraid  of  the  computer.  They  did  not  realize  that  the  computer  was  merely  a  different  tool  in  the   ar1sts  kit  but  instead  perceived  it  as  a  type  of  automa1on  that  might  endanger  their  jobs.  Luckily,  this  altude   changed  drama1cally  in  the  early  80s  with  the  use  of  personal  computers  in  the  home.  The  release  of  our  Luxo   Jr.  ...  reinforced  this  opinion  turnaround  within  the  professional  community.” Edwin  Catmull.  Tuesday, 1 May 2012
  8. 8. Key  Technology Pixar  use  CGI  anima1on  to  create  their  feature  films.  All  Pixar  films  to  date  have  been   computer  animated  features  apart  from  WALL-­‐E  which  features  a  small  live  ac1on   segment.   CGI  or  ‘Computer  Generated  Imagery’  is  the  process  for  genera1ng  animated  images  by   using  computer  graphics.  CGI  works  like  this:  although  the  computer  generated  images   of  landscapes  may  be  sta1c,  The  computer  anima1on  only  applies  to  dynamic  images   that  resemble  a  movie.  Tuesday, 1 May 2012
  9. 9. Links http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_animation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer-generated_imagery http://www.pixar.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixar http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy_Story http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxo_Jr http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratatouille_(film)Tuesday, 1 May 2012
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