For Feb. 7th: The Pixar Story

Documentaries about things that people take for granted have always been among my favorites.  Whether it’s about how an airplane propeller is made or how used car sales work.  I guess that’s why I’ve always liked behind-the-scenes features on DVDs.  They really let the audience inside the creative process, bringing a new level of enjoyment to the final product

Thus, I knew “The Pixar Story” was going to be interesting to a film watcher like myself.  The story is that of how Pixar came to be, as well as that of their continued success.  It brings you into the ups and downs of the creative media business.

Story/Writing: 1.5/2

The story itself is pretty interesting.  To see Pixar in it’s beginning stages, led by John Lasseter’s dream, was really interesting.  The problem is, my interest begins to drop off a little after “Toy Story”.

Acting: 1/2

It was alright for the most part, hearing some interesting stories about the early players in the company.  After a while, it got a little old listening to how great they were.

Photography/Set: 1.5/2

Interesting-looking interviews with many interesting people are really the only thing that keep this film interesting at all.

Sound/FX: 1/2

No muddled words or choppy audio.  And bad visual effects in a movie about Pixar would have been shameful.

Misc: 2/2

Mostly gets points for the first half.  Watching the idea that was Pixar slip and slide throughout major parts of modern cinema was really cool.  Them telling me how much money they gained made things a little stale.


Probably worth it.  Good for animation or any creative media students, as they need an education on how the real world works.



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