Inside Pixar: Season 1

Inside Pixar: Season 1

Inside Pixar: Season 1

This documentary series of personal and cinematic stories that provide an inside look into the people, artistry, and culture of Pixar Animation Studios.


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13 November 2020

Kemp Powers, Writing Something Real

Authenticity is essential to creating a film that is believable and relatable. Co-Director Kemp Powers discusses the real-life experiences that led him to propose a simple, yet pivotal scene in Soul.

13 November 2020

Deanna Marsigliese, The Art of the Pivot

Inspiration isn't instant. Coming up with unique and creative characters takes time and effort. Character Designer Deanna Marsigliese takes us through the process of character creation and the artistic detours that often come with it.

13 November 2020

Steven Hunter, For That Kid

Growing up in a small town in Canada, Steven Hunter never felt like he saw himself represented in cartoons and comic books. After getting the opportunity to direct a Pixar SparkShort, Steven was inspired by... MORE his own life to create 'Out,' a unique and vulnerable story he wished he saw in his youth.

13 November 2020

Jessica Heidt, Who Gets All the Lines?

Script Supervisor Jessica Heidt manages endless lines of dialogue. Through her script access, she detected a disparity in male to female roles, motivating her to create a program to improve gender balance throughout Pixar's films... MORE and the greater film industry.

13 November 2020

Dan Scanlon, Where Ideas Come From

Inspiration can be hard to come by. Sometimes it takes years to find, while other times it's been right under your nose. Director Dan Scanlon takes us on a personal journey of inspiration that led... MORE to his film, Onward.

13 November 2020

Episode 6

Director of International Production Cynthia Lusk takes us into the fascinating world of localization. From translations to graphics to even changes in animation, Cynthia and her team work to make sure that Pixar’s films can... MORE connect and resonate to fans and families throughout the world.

13 November 2020

Episode 7

Marylou Jaso has the sweetest job at Pixar - literally. As Pixar's Pastry Chef, she spends each day creating the confections and sweet treats that delight, inspire, and help feed the studio's creativity.

13 November 2020

Episode 8

As Production Assistant on Pixar's Soul, Rachelle Federico hard work might not always be that glamorous, but she considers it an important and essential need in the creation of an animated film.

13 November 2020

Episode 9

As a Music Editor, Barney Jones uses these talents to help shape the storytelling and emotion of a Pixar film.

13 November 2020

Episode 10

No two days are the same for Patty Bonfilio. Join her on a VIP tour of the grounds and all of its hidden gems.

26 March 2021

Recipe for a Movie

How exactly are animated films made using computer graphics? Pixar’s creative minds introduce and break down how a movie is made through understandable explanations using metaphors and examples.

26 March 2021

Creating Characters

From cars to fish to toys to superheroes, Pixar characters have unique personalities, designs, and traits. Join Pixar’s character artists and designers as they break down the process of developing a new character.

26 March 2021

Through the Lens

Camerawork is just as crucial in animation as it is in live action. Pixar’s layout artists explain the craft behind camera and staging, showcasing how camera positioning enhances emotion within a story.

26 March 2021

Animation and Acting

Animation brings characters to life by making them move, feel, think, and talk. Pixar animators take us through the artistry of how they breathe life into characters authentically and explain the importance of acting (and... MORE eyebrows) in their craft.

26 March 2021

Color, Light, and Emotion

Light and color are essential in conveying the time of day, creating unique worlds, and even evoking emotion. Pixar lighting directors and artists reveal how they illuminate a scene and how they utilize light and... MORE color for everything from terrifying twists to signature Pixar tearjerkers.

Inside Pixar: Season 1 / Reviews



The stories that are told by the various episode subjects are worth the ten minutes per episode.

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