Category: pixar

Purple Socks and Fantasy Van Halen — Episode 1: ONWARD

Join Animation Force Creator and Executive Editor Christopher, and Managing Editor Courtney, as they discuss the latest Pixar film, Onward! Check out the podcast right here, and contribute to the conversation by reaching out to us on Twitter (@scribeandscribb, @animation_force) or by commenting on the video on YouTube. And stay tuned for more podcasts and video content coming soon!


The Art of Onward Panel & Book Signing
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 14, 2pm-5pm
FREE Admission | All Ages Welcome

Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new original feature film is directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae—the team behind “Monsters University.” “Onward” releases in theaters on March 6, 2020.

On Saturday, March 14, 2020 (2PM), make your way to Gallery Nucleus for a special panel presentation & art book signing with artists from “Onward”. We are joined by Story Artist Le Tang, Character Designer/Visual Development Artist Maria Yi, and Author Drew Taylor. They will share stories from behind the scenes of their development work on the movie. Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the new book The Art of Onward.


Featured Guests:
Le Tang– Story Artist
Maria Yi – Character Designer/Visual Development Artist
Drew Taylor – Author of the Book 

Event Schedule:
2:00 – 3:00 pm Panel Presentation

3:00 – 3:30 pm Q&A
3:30 – 4:00 pm Intermission
4:00 – 5:00 pm Book Signing

Event Guidelines:
– Photography or recording of any kind will not be permitted throughout the duration of the Panel Presentation.

– Please plan to arrive early to purchase art books for signing. Books are available on a first come first served basis while supplies last.
– Due to time constraints, each attendee is allowed only 2 signing items per person. Artists will not be doing sketches.
– Seating is also first come first serve. Standing room available!
– Walk-ins welcome as long as event is not at full capacity but cannot be guaranteed.
– Outside books will be subject to a $10 fee.

For more information CLICK HERE. To purchase pre-signed books CLICK HERE.

Soul – Official Trailer

Onward – Official Trailer 2


Soul – Official Teaser Trailer

New Pixar trailer teases upcoming original film SOUL

Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc; Up; Inside Out) returns to direct summer 2020 film “Soul,” about a middle school band teacher with jazz dreams and big questions. 

While chasing those jazz dreams, Joe Gardner (voiced by Jamie Foxx) finds himself stuck in a “fantastical place” after an unexpected misstep. Here he meets Tina Fey’s character, 22, and the real journey begins.

While his last film, “Inside Out,” was inspired by his daughter Elie, Docter found inspiration from his son for this story

“It started with my son—he’s 23 now—but the instant he was born, he already had a personality. Where did that come from? I thought your personality developed through your interaction with the world. And yet, it was pretty clear that we’re all born with a very unique, specific sense of who we are.”

“Soul” reaches theaters on June 19, 2020.

– Courtney (harmonicacave)


Visual development for Ratatouille by Dominique Louis 

Portrait lighting studies rendered by Phil Shoebottom for Pixar’s Toy Story 4. (source)

Behind the Scenes of Toy Story 4: “Bo Peep Gets Lost: How Pixar Found the Heart of Toy Story 4

Advances in technology allowed animators to incorporate richer details. For example, a cracking glaze was used in Bo’s hair, Krampfert said, “to remind the audience she is porcelain.”

Directing animator Patty Kihm explained, “From the start, we could have fudged it and pretended she had been plastic the whole time. Maybe the audience wouldn’t have remembered. But we thought it’s easier to embrace this weakness, or this delicacy of hers, and see how that would change her character.”