Since the release of Toy Story in 1995, Pixar has created over a dozen visually-stunning, emotionally-poignant animated films. Solidifying itself as the leader of innovation and creativity in the CGI-animation market, the company’s works have achieved international critical acclaim and financial success. The stories that Pixar tells often leave audiences with a lingering sense of wonder of how imaginary characters could resonate so well with personal realities.
We all know that great writers create that; they have the daunting task of writing films that connect to audiences. But what’s behind all the images? What’s the behind-the-scenes of all the mesmerizing animation that brings these magical moments to life? Who creates Buzz Lightyear, Dory, or Mike and Sulley?
This March, museum goers at The Franklin Institute can gain a first-time look at the Pixar process. Their new exhibition, The Science of Pixar, is an interactive exploration of the science, technology, engineering, and math concepts that artists and computer scientists employ to bring Pixar’s award-winning films to life. Eight sections and more than 40 interactive elements focus on the filmmaking process and provide “an unparalleled view of the production pipeline and concepts used at Pixar every day.”
For more information, check out the event website here.
March 12th – September 5th, 2016
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street