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The Pixar Post Podcast is a natural extension of our website (www.pixarpost.com) and is run by the husband and wife team of T.J. and Julie. We will discuss all thing Pixar - from news, rumors, merchandise, reviews, interviews, Pixar history and much more. This family-friendly show is presented in an entertaining, positive and upbeat light. Please note - this Podcast is not affiliated with Pixar Animation Studios.

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The Pixar Post Podcast is a natural extension of our website (www.pixarpost.com) and is run by the husband and wife team of T.J. and Julie. We will discuss all thing Pixar - from news, rumors, merchandise, reviews, interviews, Pixar history and much more. This family-friendly show is presented in an entertaining, positive and upbeat light. Please note - this Podcast is not affiliated with Pixar Animation Studios.

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Only listened to 5 min 😜

By Coolbeans12-89 - Feb 24 2017
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I like this podcast even though I've only listened to like 5 min. How come you guys haven't done an episode for like 2 months? H am I supposed to like this show if it starts to not exist?

Amazing

By OLM85 - Jun 19 2015
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I listen to this podcast ALL the time! It's awesome!!

iTunes Ratings

40 Ratings
Average Ratings
36
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Only listened to 5 min 😜

By Coolbeans12-89 - Feb 24 2017
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I like this podcast even though I've only listened to like 5 min. How come you guys haven't done an episode for like 2 months? H am I supposed to like this show if it starts to not exist?

Amazing

By OLM85 - Jun 19 2015
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I listen to this podcast ALL the time! It's awesome!!
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Pixar Post Podcast: Animation News, Interviews & Reviews

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The Pixar Post Podcast is a natural extension of our website (www.pixarpost.com) and is run by the husband and wife team of T.J. and Julie. We will discuss all thing Pixar - from news, rumors, merchandise, reviews, interviews, Pixar history and much more. This family-friendly show is presented in an entertaining, positive and upbeat light. Please note - this Podcast is not affiliated with Pixar Animation Studios.

Rank #1: Pixar Post Podcast 048: How 'Piper' Was Crafted To Perfection - Our Interview with Director, Alan Barillaro & 'Finding Dory' Review

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As part of our latest Pixar Post Podcast episode (#48) we were lucky enough to sit down with Piper Director, Alan Barillaro and chat about his passion in crafting the film into the stunning work of art it is today. We discussed the nuances of animating feathers by hand, using eyebrow rigs for waves, re-recording part of the score under water and having a little fear (in a good way) when working on a project. As nuanced as many of those things may sound, they all came together to form the adorable six-minute short film.

left to right around the table - Alan Barillaro, Erik Smitt, Ferdi Scheepers, Jason Deamer, Rich Horine & Sarah Reimers

We're not the only ones that seem to have fallen for Piper either — when speaking with fans or other critics, we've only heard people utter "10-out-of-10" when asked what their rating would be. The number one comment is the film's adorable lead character, Piper, followed quickly be the gorgeous visuals. Listen to our interview (posted below) as we chat with Alan and unpack many of the technical details and story elements which led to its final form. We begin our interview with Alan at 24:44 into the episode, but please enjoy the entire podcast as we review Finding Dory (the film and soundtrack), put Julie on the spot with some Dory and Nemo quizzes and much more.

EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS

Along with the interview, we're thrilled to share an exclusive set of behind-the-scenes images from the scoring session as well as lead team member's discussing the project. Even more behind-the-scenes photos from Piper can be found in the Pixar Post 'Piper' Gallery.

Left to right - Alan Barillaro, Brett Levin, Erik Smitt & Jason Deamer

Piper scoring session Composer Adrian Belew (right), Score Engineer, Greg Hayes (left) Piper scoring session - conducted by Brian Byrne   Related Posts: - Dive Deeper Into Pixar's 'Piper' - Details About the Story & Score - Pixar Post Podcast 047: 'Coco' animation begins, 'Finding Dory' and 'Piper' news & much more - All About 'Coco' - From 2012 To Now   Pixar Post - T.J. & Julie

Jun 29 2016

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Rank #2: Episode 031 of the Pixar Post Podcast - Our interview with Pixar Animator Aaron Hartline, News from 'Inside Out', 'LAVA', 'Toy Story That Time Forgot' and More

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In episode 031 of the Pixar Post Podcast we discuss:

Pixar Post Website Updates
  • At the top of the episode we chat about the wrap-up of last month's Book Club discussion of The Pixar Touch as well as the announcement of our next book, The Art of WALL•E. Be sure to check out more details on the Book Club page.

 

Pixar News
  • Starting at 4:09 into the podcast - we chat about the amazingly hilarious Toy Story That Time Forgot Sky Broadband commercial.
  • Starting at 13:40 into the podcast - we chat about the release of the Toy Story of TERROR! Blu-Ray and play our favorite clips from the vintage toy commercials (including a lot of laughter) - we even dig into the Pixar employees who worked on these three pieces. Finally, we cover the Partysaurus Rex director's commentary which certainly tops the list as one of our favorite commentaries to date.
  • Starting at 28:00 into the podcast - we chat about the Inside Out sneak-peek that was released and cover our thoughts on our first glimpse at Riley.
  • Starting at 34:19 into the podcast - we chat about the first clip of LAVA which was recently released as well. We cover our thoughts on the song, visual elements as well as our anticipation for the entire short being released ahead of Inside Out.
 

Part Five of The Pixar Pipeline Project
  • Starting at 42:38 into the podcast - We are excited to bring our fifth interview as part of the Pixar Pipeline Project. The Project is a nine-part series of Pixar interviews which will allow us to follow the path of a Pixar movie through its journey from story to screen. 
  • Our fifth interview is with Aaron Hartline from Pixar's animation department. We chat about everything from a day-in-the-life of an animator, to his work as the Supervising Animator on LAVA (with additional insights and details from the project).
  • Finally, we wrap up with a discussion on Aaron's journey to Pixar as well as some amazing stories of inspiration and perseverance on getting into animation.
  • Like we mentioned in the podcast, we want to hear from you - did Aaron's interview inspire you, did it make you think deeper about the career path you're on? Let us know - send us an email (info@pixarpost.com) or leave us a voicemail and we may even play it on our next episode (voice mail line (415) 799-7678[POST]).

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Sep 01 2014

1hr 21mins

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Rank #3: Pixar Post Podcast 057: Sit Down with Coco's Filmmakers - Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina & Darla K. Anderson

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In episode 057 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we bring you to Pixar Animation Studios for the Coco press event and we dive into our experience at the two-day event. We also share the full audio from the 30-minute filmmaker roundtable discussion with Lee Unkrich (Director), Darla K. Anderson (Producer), and Adrian Molina (Co-Director). Note that there are some light spoilers in the podcast — nothing about the plot is revealed, but insights into the film and its creation are discussed. (Read below for a summarized view of the questions answered in the session.) Listen to the Podcast using the player embedded below or directly on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe and enjoy directly on iTunes, Stitcher, or Overcast.

SHOW NOTES:
  • Kicking off the show we start with our discussion highlighting Julie's trip to Pixar, noting the highlights from visiting the studio (including the store), her thoughts on the 35-minute screening, and our feedback on the roundtable interview.
Summary of questions asked during the roundtable
  1. How many references are there to The Shining in Coco?
  2. What other movies influenced how the afterlife was depicted in Coco?
  3. How would you like Mexican communities and cultures to view the film?
  4. Was there any concern with the number of characters in the film?
  5. What is Miguel's character arc? (Not answered)
  6. Will people feel left out since there are moments of untranslated Spanish throughout the film?
  7. Are there Mexican historical figures in the film?
  8. Where did the idea for the film come from and were there concerns since you're not Latino?
  9. What role did the cultural consultants play that you brought on?
  10. Will John Ratzenburger still lend his vocal talents to the film (even though it's an all-Latin cast)?
  11. Much like other Pixar films, are there still subtle lighting cues which signify struggle and success even though the film contains a lot of darkness?
  12. The film is elaborate in size and scale, did the studio ever say "no" to something on the film because it was too expensive?
  13. Were there a lot of new programs which had to be created to accommodate the film's production?

Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the podcast by leaving a comment on iTunes, writing a comment below or sending us an email — we'd love to hear from you. Pixar Post - T.J. & Julie

Aug 28 2017

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Rank #4: Episode 034 of the Pixar Post Podcast - Our Interview with Localization Artist, Laura Meyer & More

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In episode 034 of the Pixar Post Podcast we chat about Pixar news updates as well as discuss some of the upcoming merchandise for Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur and To Protect and Serve. In addition to the news, we also are wrapping up the Pixar Pipeline Project with our interview with Laura Meyer with the Pixar the Localization/Post Production team. Finally, we chat about a post which puts some of the localization team members' work into visual form. Below are our show notes from the episode with time codes for your reference:

Pixar Post Website Updates

 

Pixar News
 
Part Eight of The Pixar Pipeline Project
  • Starting at 27:50 into the podcast - We are excited to bring our eighth-and-final interview as part of the Pixar Pipeline Project. The Project was originally a nine-part series (and became an eight-part series) of Pixar interviews which will allow us to follow the path of a Pixar movie through its journey from story to screen. 
  • Our interview this month is with Laura Meyer from Pixar's Localization department. We chat about everything from the day-in-the-life activities for her role, to the importance of emotional elements in movies being presented in the region's local language. We were blown away with Laura's love for her craft and can't wait for you to listen to the interview. 
  • Finally, we wrap up our interview with Laura by discussing her journey and inspirational life step to get to Pixar.
  • Be sure to view our follow up post where we visually show screenshots across three countries to illustrate Laura's great work in Monsters University.

 

Post Interview Discussion
  • Starting at 52:28 into the podcast - We wrap up with our final thoughts on Laura's interview as well as wrap up the Pixar Pipeline Project as a whole - we also incorporate a discussion on getting to Pixar and finding real happiness in your job (with an excerpt from this TED Talk with Shawn Achor).

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Jan 27 2015

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Rank #5: Pixar Post Podcast 058: Interview with Co-Director Adrian Molina & Lead Story Artist Dean Kelly (& More Coco, Cars 3 & Incredibles 2 News)

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In episode 058 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we continue our interview series from the two-day Coco press event where we talk with Co-Director and Screenwriter, Adrian Molina, as well as Lead Story Artist, Dean Kelly. We share the full audio from the 30-minute discussion with the duo as they shared what worked with the film early on, what didn't work, and even provide some facts about the Dia de los Muertos heritage (and how the tradition fits into the film). Note that there are some light spoilers in the podcast — nothing about the plot is revealed, but insights into the film and its creation are discussed. (Read below for a summarized view of the questions answered in the session.) Listen to the Podcast using the player embedded below or directly on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe and enjoy directly on iTunes, Stitcher, or Overcast.

SHOW NOTES:
  • Kicking off the show we start with some Coco-themed trivia and then dive into the latest Coco news. 
    • One of the main songs from the film, Remember Me, will be featured during the October 16 episode of Dancing With The Stars (Disney-themed night).
    • For Your Consideration - Coco is hopeful to be included in the Best Picture category at this year's Oscars.
    • November 3 will see a sneak peek of Coco coming to Disney World and Disneyland parks.
    • Pixar's first Virtual Reality experience will be centered around a Coco-themed game.
    • Although we'll do a full video review soon, we give our quick overview of the first batch of Coco-themed books which hit shelves on October 10.
    • We also give our take on the most recent Coco merchandise which hit the Disney Store website - how can you resist Alejibre Dante?
    • Southwest Airlines recently decked out a 737-700 airplane in full Coco styling (with a logo, artwork and will even offer a live concert in the sky).
  • Cars 3 news
    • Just a quick reminder that the digital version of the film comes out on October 24 and the 4K/HD/DVD version hits stores on November 7 - read the full list of special features here.
    • We continue to expand on how much we love the demolition derby scene in the film and how we could watch it over-and-over again...in fact, you can watch the entire scene on Pixar's Twitter feed!
  • Incredibles 2 news
    • JAKKS Pacific was recently announced as the manufacturer of the upcoming film's toy line.
  • We also discuss our thoughts on the new Movies Anywhere video service and the closure of Disney Movies Anywhere.
INTERVIEW WITH ADRIAN MOLINA & DEAN KELLY 

Listen in as we chat with Coco's Co-Director and Screenwriter, Adrian Molina, as well as Lead Story Artist, Dean Kelly. The duo touches on the challenges the story department faces, how they pushed through blocks to find a story that worked and provided some insights into earlier versions of the story. Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the podcast by leaving a comment on iTunes, writing a comment below or sending us an email — we'd love to hear from you. Pixar Post - T.J. & Julie

Oct 13 2017

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Rank #6: Episode 033 of the Pixar Post Podcast - Exclusive First Look at 'To Protect and Serve', Our Interview with Effects Artist, Jason Johnston & More

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In episode 033 of the Pixar Post Podcast we discuss a ton of great Pixar news, including our exclusive first look at To Protect and Serve, the continuation of the Pixar Pipeline Project with Jason Johnston of the Effect team and so much more. Below are our show notes from the episode with time codes for your reference:

Pixar Post Website Updates
  • At the top of the episode we chat about Pixar Post getting on Tumblr. We have some great plans for how to use Tumblr to bring you the latest Pixar products on the web so you don't miss any of your favorite items when they go on sale.

 

Pixar News

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Part Seven of The Pixar Pipeline Project
  • Starting at 32:26 into the podcast - We are excited to bring our seventh interview as part of the Pixar Pipeline Project. The Project is a nine-part series of Pixar interviews which will allow us to follow the path of a Pixar movie through its journey from story to screen. 
  • Our interview this month is with Jason Johnston from Pixar's Effects department. We chat about everything from a day-in-the-life of an effects artist, to his Visual Effects Society award winning work on Ratatouille, Up and WALL•E, all the way to his brilliant advice for those looking to get into the effects field.
  • Finally, we wrap up with a discussion on Jason's journey to Pixar.
  • We're certain you'll be amazed with the level of detail and work that goes into the effects team's work - enjoy the interview.

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Oct 30 2014

1hr 4mins

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Rank #7: Podcast #62: Our Interview with 'Bao' Composer, Toby Chu, Details about 'Purl' and Much More.

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In episode 62 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we chat with Toby Chu, the wonderful composer of Pixar's short film, Bao. Additionally, we discuss the Pete Docter impersonator on Twitter (to kick off the show), Purl, the second short film in Pixar's Experimental Storytelling initiative (at 5:21 into the episode), and the box office successes that Incredibles 2 has achieved (11:18). Incredibles 2 is currently the third highest grossing animated film of all time, will it reach Frozen to become the top animated film? We break down the numbers.

The main portion of the interview is our interview with Bao composer, Toby Chu (16:23). It was so great talking to Toby as we learned about his origins and passion for music, how he turned "no" into motivation to continue trying, and how the short film mirrored his life so closely. Did you know that he had to submit a demo for Bao? We get geeky about Pixar and discussed how much it meant to him that he was involved with the project, what it was like walking into the studio, and working with Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb (among others).

Related Posts: - Breaking News: Pete Docter Named Chief Creative Officer of Pixar Animation Studios - Podcast #61: Our Spoiler-Free 'Incredibles 2' Film Review & Our Candid Take on John Lasseter's Exit From Pixar - Book Review: Pixar Animation Studios Artist Showcase 'Box Meets Circle' by Aaron Hartline   Pixar Post - T.J. & Julie

Aug 16 2018

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Rank #8: Pixar Post Podcast 061: Our Spoiler-Free 'Incredibles 2' Film Review & Our Candid Take on John Lasseter's Exit From Pixar

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In episode 61 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we share our spoiler-free review of the action-packed, Incredibles 2, as well as dive into the deep topic of John Lasseter's departure from the Walt Disney Company & Pixar at the end of 2018. 

We talk candidly about our thoughts on John Lasseter's departure from the studio in the first half of the episode, while the back half of the show is our feedback regarding Incredibles 2 (a recording straight outside of the theater with our friend, Giovanni).

INCREDIBLES 2 FILM REVIEW: I know this is going to sound "sales-y", but Incredibles 2 is incredible. It is high-paced from the opening moments of the film and doesn't let up until the final scene — but more importantly, when the film does take breaks from the action, there are also tender moments with important character arcs and big comedic scenes.  STORY & IMAGERY: The film feels very balanced from the story perspective and it is so much more than just a simple role-reversal (i.e., it's not just a Mr. Mom story). The animation is gorgeous (as to be expected) and the direction and layout of the film are stunning. I'll need a few more watches to really let this soak in, but my initial reaction was that the direction is one of Pixar's best — the angles and camera choices paired perfectly with the visuals on the screen.  CHARACTERS: With any sequel, you have a well-defined set of characters that audiences will be expecting a lot from.  As mentioned above, in addition to the vastly-improved visuals over 14 years of technical advancements, it felt like we were able to see the Parr family as they were intended — with hair rendered to perfection and outfits that popped off the screen.    Jack-Jack is a total scene-stealer and definitely generated the most laughs of any character (Dash being a close second). Violet won't let fans down and steps up in a big way to help the family during battles (wait until you hear the sound her forcefields make when she throws them).   Another fan-favorite, Frozone, always seems to be there when you need him (well, Honey doesn't think so). He's there to help Bob and Helen realize they need to make a change at the beginning and jumps right in to help with Jack-Jack when Bob is at his wit's end.   So, what about the new wannabe supers? They'll certainly leave you wanting more as they don't have a lot of lines or interaction overall — but they certainly take advantage of their screen time when present. Let me also just say that Reflux (the senior-aged super) is my favorite of the bunch — he can often be found resting or holding his belly while cracking an unintended joke.   That's not to say the other new characters aren't also great — we describe them in a lot more detail in the episode (player above). The Screenslaver is also another superb character who "could" cause young viewers to get a little scared (Film is rated PG). The action when he's on screen really captivated us and you even get a few Bane vibes (Batman) when he gives a hypnotizing monologue. Is he on the same level as Syndrome? You'll have to wait and see.   We have so much more to say in our podcast — check it out above and let us know your thoughts. Leave a comment below or chat about Incredibles 2 with other Pixar fans in the Pixar Post Forum dedicated to the film.   Pixar Post - T.J. & Julie

Jun 11 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #9: Pixar Post Podcast 052: 'Cars 3' News & Merchandise, 'Ask Pixar Post' Segment, & Many More Pixar News Updates

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In episode 052 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we discuss the news surrounding Cars 3, we dive into the Piper crew Q&A session, the latest Pixar animation news of the week, and continue our Ask Pixar Post segment - where we answer questions from you, our listeners.  
  • Kicking off the show we start with some Pixar trivia — talking about John Ratzenberger, Richard Kind and the number of birds from For The Birds.
  • Next, we dive into the wealth of Cars 3 news that hit within the last week.
  • We touch on the Piper Q&A session with Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer and play clips from the session and offer our thoughts.
  • The Pixar tour featuring Nick Pitera was fantastic and we chat about the video as well as the potential spotting of Toy Story Easter Eggs.
  • Following up on last episode's discussions surrounding Lou, we talk about the world premiere at the 2017 South-By-Southwest festival as well as Dave Mullins' exciting "How to pitch a compelling short project" presentation at the event.
  • We touch on Andrew Stanton's direction on the upcoming season of Stranger Things as well as his wants to direct The Americans — we also segue into the Ask Pixar Post segment with Julie's prior workings with Stranger Things Producer, Shawn Levy.
  • Finally, we wrap up with our continued segment titled, "Ask Pixar Post" in which we answer questions from you so you can get to know us more. If you have a question about Pixar, want to know more about us, or just want to inquire about an upcoming movie, let us know. Email us your questions here or send us a message through any of our social media channels.
    • In the second edition, we answer two questions from our listener, HayLee, about what Cars character we would we be and why — along with our thoughts on which Pixarian we'd like to shadow for a week.
  Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the episode by leaving a comment on iTunes, writing a comment below or sending us an email - we'd love to hear from you.   Pixar Post - T.J. & Julie

Feb 24 2017

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Rank #10: Pixar Post Podcast 055: How the 'Cars 3' Effects Team Tackled The Dirty Problem of Mud

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Get ready as we dive into the mud and chat about the Cars 3 Production Pipeline from the perspective of Bobby Podesta (Supervising Animator), Jon Reisch (Effects Supervisor), and Michael Fong (Supervising Technical Director). In this combined post and podcast episode (#055) we continue our Cars 3 interview series. We explore the Pixar pipeline and the challenges the effects team faced while digitally crafting mud as well as some great production tips about embracing last-minute story changes (even if that means scrapping some completed work).

Michael Fong, Andrea Warren and Brian Fee at a production meeting

Bobby Podesta kicked off our 40-minute production session (which centered around the crazy-8 sequence in the film) and shared some of the team's demolition derby research trip photos. Of course, all Pixar projects start with some form of research, and this one seemed particularly fun — crushed cars, mud, and roaring engines. Speaking of mud, Jon Reisch gave us a peek into the 6-month development of mud in the film — is it a liquid, is it a solid? This was the challenge he and the effects team had to tackle to make the soon-to-be infamous derby scene ring true. The effects team is responsible for natural phenomena in the film (e.g., water, smoke, fire, dust) and has to provide a believable interaction with the environment which grounds the characters in the world — a world we (as viewers) can relate to.

So, how did Director, Brian Fee describe how to make mud? Fee joked with Reisch to make the mud look like "chunky oatmeal that's in soup." Well, between a multitude of comparisons to cake frosting and liquid chocolate, the team's efforts finally paid off, and the mud (which is integral to the scene) really looks fantastic.

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Wrapping up the main session (before our 1-on-1 interview with the trio) was Michael Fong. By now you may know the Pixar adage, "Story is King," but Michael and the team's way of supporting this are wonderful to see in practice. He noted that although late story changes may alter or delete some of their current work, they embrace the change and realize that everything at Pixar is in service of the story — to enhance the characters and improve the film. This level of professionalism and practicality really stood out, and we really appreciate even deeper the passion that the teams put into their films. Podcast plug. If we can be so bold as to recommend listening to the entire session, I would also stick around for the 1-on-1 interview with the gang as well — you can really get geeky as we expand on how the team simulated the air around the cars (a Pixar-first) to enhance the look and realism of the shots. Additionally, it was great to hear some insights from Podesta about the scenes he animated with Chick Hicks in the new film — giving us lots to explore in the background of the film.

Listen to the Podcast using the player embedded below or direct on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe and enjoy directly on iTunes, Stitcher, or Overcast. Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the podcast by leaving a comment on iTunes, writing a comment below or sending us an email — we'd love to hear from you.

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Jun 01 2017

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Rank #11: Pixar Post Podcast 051: 'Lou', 'Piper' at the Annie Awards, 'Cars 3' Merchandise & Much More

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In episode 051 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we chat about the latest story updates regarding Lou, Piper's big win at the Annie Awards, Cars 3 merchandise, a new segment where you can get to know us more called, "Ask Pixar Post" and a whole lot more.    Feel free to listen to the Podcast using the player below, subscribe and enjoy directly on iTunes, Stitcher, or Overcast.
  • Kicking off the show (as usual), we put Julie under pressure and ask her two Pixar quiz questions. 
  • Next, we dig into the Annie Awards and discuss our thoughts on Piper's big win as well as Finding Dory being overlooked.
  • The VES Awards were held on February 7, and we discuss the win for Outstanding Animated Performance for Hank in Finding Dory. We think it's a highly deserved win and we describe why.
  • We then dive into the highly-anticipated short film, Lou, and discuss the rumors that it may be like Woody interacting with Sid in Toy Story, as well as how it tackles playground bullying.
  • Cars 3 is up next, and we discuss the products hitting shelves in just a few months — books, clothing, beach towels, sunglasses, Lego Junior sets, and video games.
  • We touch on the Mater & The Easter Buggy die cast cars which have finally been released as well as the Easter Eggs in the book.
  • Finding Dory swam all the way to Paris and will premiere in a new float (Discover A New World) in the parks - we have a quick discussion surrounding the new characters which will appear in the "Disney Stars on Parade" show.
  • Finally, we wrap up with a new segment titled, "Ask Pixar Post" in which we answer questions from you so you can get to know us more. If you have a question about Pixar, want to know more about us, or just want to inquire about an upcoming movie, let us know. Email us your questions here.
    • In the first edition, we answer three questions from Don S. who asked us about our least favorite vegetables (i.e., Riley and broccoli in Inside Out), what we do for a living, and if we woke up tomorrow and we were Pixar characters, who would we be?
Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the episode by leaving a comment on iTunes, writing a comment below or sending us an email - we'd love to hear from you.   Pixar Post - T.J. & Julie

Feb 10 2017

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Rank #12: Pixar Post Podcast 056: Coco News, Cars 3 at the Box Office & Much More

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In episode 056 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we discuss Disney's additional stake in BAMtech, Cars 3 box office results, Coco news, and much more. Listen to the Podcast using the player embedded below or direct on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe and enjoy directly on iTunes, Stitcher, or Overcast.

SHOW NOTES:
  • Kicking off the show we start with some Pixar trivia — asking, what are the similarities between WALL-E and R2-D2 from Star Wars.
  • Disney Streaming — we dive into the we news of Disney purchasing additional stake in the company, BAMtech. We talk about what this means for the Netflix deal Disney signed a few years ago and how it fits into the overall streaming arena.
  • Cars 3 Box Office — We talk about the somewhat perplexing box office numbers for the film — we look at our website statistics, Rotten Tomatoes ratings, comparisons to Cars and Cars 2, and an article from Variety which talks about the summer box office slump overall. 
  • Cars 3 Blu-ray — We also discuss the home release for the film and look at what we believe may be the DVD & Blu-ray cover art as well as talk about the release date possibilities.
  • Coco Press Teaser — Although Julie doesn't share any details, we discuss her time visiting Pixar for the recent press event to cover the film.
  • Coco international trailer and TV Spot — We talk through the wonderful Spanish trailer for the film as well as the 30-second TV advertisement. Between the two, there are some great new moments of footage and we discuss them both.
  • Coco release dates & books — We talk about why we love the fact that the film is being released in Mexico before the U.S., and which of the upcoming books (as highlighted in our post), we're excited for the most (hint, it's the "Art of" and "Family Tree" books).
  • SIGGRAPH — we also note that a forum user who was at SIGGRAPH is really eager to chat about his excitement towards Smash and Grab (a film tied to Pixar's experimental short program). If you were there, let us know in the forum.
Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the podcast by leaving a comment on iTunes, writing a comment below or sending us an email — we'd love to hear from you.

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Aug 10 2017

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Rank #13: Pixar Post Podcast 053: AutFest (Autism Festival) to Honor 'Inside Out' & our Interview with Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

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In episode 053 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we center in on two main topics — Our discussion with Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera on the development of the now beloved film, Inside Out and how it is being honored at the first annual AutFest (details below). Additionally, we continue our "Ask Pixar Post" segment where you ask the questions (this time centered around Disney), and we answer them (with some quirky and fun responses included).

  Listen to the Podcast using the player embedded below. Be sure to subscribe and enjoy directly on iTunes, Stitcher, or Overcast. DISCUSSION WITH PETE DOCTER & JONAS RIVERA ABOUT THE AUTFEST Celebrating autism awareness "from spectrum to screen," AutFest, the first film festival solely dedicated to an autism audience and filmmakers will take place this weekend, April 22-23, 2017. The first Annual AutFest International Film Festival will honor Oscar-winning director, actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck and Oscar-winning Pixar Animation Studios' filmmakers, Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera, for their cinematic portrayals of the complexity of human emotions in The Accountant and Inside Out. On-hand to honor Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera will be AutFest Honorary Committee member, Ed Asner (who voiced Carl from UP), after the sensory-friendly screening of the film. The screening which will take place Sunday, April 23 at 12:20 PM, will be followed by a Q&A where Asner will present Pete and Jonas with their award and allow for audience-generated questions. Tickets are still available to attend this event which will be held at the AMC Orange 30, Orange CA (attend one or all events). For a complete schedule and full list of films that will be screened at the festival, visit autfestasa.com FILM SCHEDULE Saturday, April 22 10:00 AM — Block of Shorts 12:15 PM — Redha 2:20 PM — Aspergers Are Us 3:50 PM — Swim Team 5:30 PM — Swim Team Q&A with Director Lara Stolman 6:00 PM — Jack of the Red Hearts 7:55 PM — Life, Animated 9:30 PM — Life, Animated Panel of Siblings Sunday, April 23 10:30 AM — Destiny 12:20 PM — Inside Out 1:55 PM — Inside Out Q&A with Pixar's Pete Docter & Jonas Rivera 2:50 PM — Po 4:25 PM — Po Q&A with director John Asher & actor Julian Feder 4:50 PM — Sponsor Reel 5:00 PM — The Accountant 7:10 PM — The Accountant Q&A with Ben Affleck 8:00 PM — VIP Reception at the Cafe TuTu Tango   Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the podcast by leaving a comment on iTunes, writing a comment below or sending us an email — we'd love to hear from you.   Pixar Post - T.J. & Julie

Related Posts - Pete Docter & Jonas Rivera to be Honored at AUTFEST - 1st Annual Film Festival Dedicated to Autism Awareness - Summary of Pete Docter's Live 'Inside Out' Q&A Twitter Session - Review: 'Inside Out' Captivated Us From the First Musical Cues

Apr 20 2017

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Rank #14: Pixar Post Podcast 054: Crafting the Character of 'Cars 3' with Jay Shuster, Jude Brownbill, Michael Comet & More

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In episode 054 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we kick off our Cars 3 interview series as we explore the next generation of Cars characters. We dive into the design, rigging and animation of many characters in the film — from Lightning, Jackson, Cruz, and more we chat with Jay Shuster (Production Designer), Michael Comet (Characters Supervisor), and Jude Brownbill (Directing Animator). You'll hear how the team created Jackson to make Lightning look (and feel old), how they meticulously rigged, shaded and painted the characters (down to the headlights and suspension) to get the character ready for the animation team.

In addition to our group (and individual) interviews with the trio, we also dive deep into the new Cars 3 soundtracks by providing clips from each of the artists who will appear on the soundtrack. We also continue our "Ask Pixar Post" segment where we answer your questions - thanks Mark F. for the questions! (Have a question you want to ask - email us here.)

  Listen to the Podcast using the player embedded below. Be sure to subscribe and enjoy directly on iTunes, Stitcher, YouTube, or Overcast. Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the podcast by leaving a comment on iTunes, writing a comment below or sending us an email — we'd love to hear from you. Pixar Post - T.J. & Julie

May 24 2017

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Rank #15: Podcast #63: Are Pixar Feature Film Short Films Still Happening, Toy Story 4 News, SparkShorts and More

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In Episode 63 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we discuss Pixar's SparkShorts (and offer our rankings of Purl, Smash & Grab, and Kitbull). In addition, we talk about if Pixar will continue to release feature film short films — especially since we haven't heard anything about a short film for Toy Story 4. We also discuss Toy Story 4 news and when will the next trailer be released (you know, the one that's been rumored for a long time), the trailer which was shown at the Disney Annual Shareholder meeting, the upcoming book releases, and toy releases. Also, we chat about the possibility of starting a Patreon, we expand on the return of our podcast and how to listen to the episode with chapters to skip sections.

Mar 15 2019

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Rank #16: Podcast #64: Interview with 'Incredibles 2' Script Supervisor, Kelly Bonbright, Toy Story 4 News & More

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In Episode 64 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we chat with Kelly Bonbright (Script Supervisor on Incredibles 2), dive into Toy Story 4 news and of course start the episode with Pixar trivia. The episode kicks off with T.J. putting Julie to the test with some Presto-inspired trivia — the theme of Presto was chosen since the Funko of the lead rabbit, Alec Azam came out a few weeks back. Additionally, we talk briefly about the opening of Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy and the latest Toy Story 4 news (Tony Hale playing Forky, Don Rickles voicing Mr. Potato Head, the Toy Story 4 US / International trailer and more).

KELLY BONBRIGHT INTERVIEW

In our interview with Kelly Bonbright you'll learn all about her journey to Pixar — how she started in Consumer Products and eventually moved into the Script Supervisor role. You'll learn how the film is broken down into more manageable segments, funny sequence titles, and even some fun-facts. One of those fun facts was that Incredibles 2 had 59 total story sequences in the final film, but there were 121 omitted story sequences — that's a lot of awesome content and ideas that we still haven't seen! Listen to the entire episode below for even more great facts and learn what Kelly believes are the top skills you need to be a Script Supervisor.

Apr 08 2019

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Rank #17: Pixar Post Podcast 049: 'Lou' Teaser Discussion, Watch 'Piper' for Free, the Toy Story Vans Collection & More

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In episode 049 of the Pixar Post Podcast we chat about Lou (Pixar's upcoming short film), Dory approaching $1 Billion dollars, (as well as the Blu-ray versions which will be available) and many more great Pixar topics. Feel free to listen to the Podcast using the player below, subscribe and listen directly in iTunes,  Stitcher, or Overcast.

  • Kicking off the show (as usual), we put Julie under pressure and ask her Pixar quiz questions and she gets 4-out-of-4 correct. 
  • At 3:11 into the show we transition and start talking about the short film, Lou, which was teased last week.
  • At 8:30 we talk about Piper's 2-week run on the Disney Movies Anywhere app as well as our reiteration of the soundtrack review (read our review and purchase the score).
  • At 15:35 we talk about Finding Dory coming out on Digital & Blu-ray and we run through the store-exclusive versions as well as discuss which version we recommend. Additionally, we talk about Dory's approach to $1 Billion dollars at the box office.
  • At 28:43 we dive into a series of special features which Pixar has been releasing on their YouTube channel surrounding Brave and Monsters University — including one which was previously only exclusive to the Target Blu-ray release.
  • At 32:09 we talk about the Toy Story Vans shoes and accessories collection which release on October 7. We offer our initial reactions on the line, which ones excite us the most and our plans to visit a Vans store to explore the entire line.
  Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the episode by leaving a comment on iTunes, writing a comment below or sending us an email - we'd love to hear from you.   Pixar Post - T.J. & Julie

Oct 07 2016

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Rank #18: Episode 027 of the Pixar Post Podcast - Announcing the Pixar Pipeline Project, our Book Club & the News of the Week

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In episode 027 of the Pixar Post Podcast we discuss:

Pixar News of the Week
  • We kick off by discussing the new Pixar items that are new to the Disney Store - from the Buzz iPhone case to the return of the Hamm bank (including a discussion of the differences between the old and new version).
  • What's your Ratatouille? We chat about the forum topic which asks about the foods, smells, sights or sounds which take you back to your childhood...much like Remy's ratatouille dish took Anton Ego back with his first bite.
  • Fred Armisen's fake Pixar role.
  • Disney Infinity's big announcement for the next version of the game.
  • DCONSTRUCTED - We review and provide samples of the Pixar-themed tracks on the Disney•Pixar new EDM album.

 

Announcing the Pixar Pipeline Project
  • Starting at 17:58 into the podcast - We are extremely proud to announce the kickoff of our Pixar Pipeline Project. The Project is a nine-part series of Pixar interviews which will allow us to follow the path of a Pixar movie through it's journey from story to screen. 
  • Our first interview kicks off with Louis Gonzales in Pixar's story department. We chat about everything from how he kicks off his workflow, how the research process takes place (with a great story about Brave's Scotland research trip), keeping your sketching fresh as well as some of the skills that are essential to know if you're looking to work in the story department.
  • During the interview Louis mentioned a few items that we wanted to specifically call out in our show notes in case you wanted to learn a little more about them. 

 

Pixar Post Book Club Announcement
  • Starting at 57:14 into the show - We chat about another big announcement we had this week...the formation of our Pixar Post Book Club.
  • We discuss the reason we started the book club and that our first book we're reading is Creativity, Inc..
  • Be sure to grab a book, read more and start chatting with us - we'll even have a Live discussion once we've completed reading the book.
 
Ed Catmull's Live Q&A Session
  • Starting at 01:00:57 into the show - Earlier this week, Ed Catmull held a live question and answer session through the Guardian website. We were lucky enough to have had two of our questions answered by Ed and we chat about his responses.

Feel free to listen to the Podcast using the player below, subscribe and listen directly in iTunes, or subscribe and listen on Stitcher.

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Apr 28 2014

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Rank #19: Pixar Post Podcast 059: Incredibles 2 Discussion with Brad Bird, Nicole Grindle & John Walker - Go Behind the Scenes

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In episode 59 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we share our complete interview with Incredibles 2 writer/director, Brad Bird and Producers Nicole Grindle and John Walker. Along with the interview we share our thoughts on our two-day visit to Pixar Animation Studios earlier in April to discuss the film. We talk about many of the insights and details we learned as well as our high-level thoughts on the 22 minutes of footage we screened.

Throughout the podcast, you'll learn about many details of the film's process, from the reason why the Incredibles family has the powers they do, to why the film swapped release dates with Toy Story 4. Additionally, you'll hear as we inquired which returning vocal actors (and which new vocal actors) really knocked it out of the park and why the film didn't have a time jump (since it picks up right where the first film left off). Oh, and have you ever wondered if you'll see Honey (Frozone's wife) in Incredibles 2? Listen for all the fantastic details.

Check out even more details regarding our visit to the Studio on our homepage, PixarPost.com.

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Apr 16 2018

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Rank #20: Pixar Post Podcast 046: Interview with 'The Good Dinosaur' Directing Animator, Rob Thompson & Animator, Kevin O'Hara and much more

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In episode 046 of the Pixar Post Podcast we continue our behind-the-scenes look at The Good Dinosaur and chat with Directing Animator, Rob Thompson and Animator, Kevin O'Hara. We also chat about the big Golden Globe win for Inside Out, the wonderful Sanjay's Super Team "making of" video and much more.

 
ROB THOMPSON & KEVIN O'HARA INTERVIEW

Kevin O'Hara & Rob Thompson
Starting at 21:19 into the podcast, we share our interview with Directing Animator, Rob Thompson and Animator, Kevin O'Hara. Rob and Kevin share amazing insights into the process of animating a quadruped (4-legged animal) and talk through some great insights into the process of animating on The Good Dinosaur. Anyone interested in animation or looking to get into animation definitely should listen to this interview as the pair share industry terminology and set a great base for animation at Pixar. In our discussion after the presentation, we also mentioned a sample quadruped walk cycle video - this 45 minute tutorial is located on Vimeo.

Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the episode by leaving a comment on iTunes, writing a comment below or sending us an email - we'd love to hear from you.

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Jan 14 2016

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Podcast #070 - Pixar's Onward: From Day 1 to Now – Our Interview with Dan Scanlon and Kori Rae

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Pixar's Onward kicked off on September 17, 2013. After 6 years, we went to Pixar to dive behind the scenes and learn all about the making of the film. In this first installment of the Onward series, we sit down with Director Dan Scanlon and Producer Kori Rae to learn all about the triumphs, the struggles, and more while making this epic and emotional adventure.

Jan 14 2020

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Podcast #069 - Forky's Musical Numbers: Our Interview with Jake Monaco, 'Forky Asks a Question' Composer

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In episode 69 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we chat with Jake Monaco, the composer behind Forky Asks A Question and many other Pixar properties you didn't realize he was involved with...and more coming soon.

We also chat about Pixar's next 7 films and how some of the recent release dates have changed. We dive into how Kristen Lester may be one of the upcoming feature film directors and even touch on an exciting new show which will feature 15 new Pixar-themed screen-printed posters.

We cover a new mini-series of comics centered around Dash and the Incredibles (and a new villain called Slow Burn.

Disney Plus is very popular right now and we chat about the Disney Plus Guide, the Pixar projects which are coming soon to Disney+ and wrap up the episode (after our interview with Jake) offering our review of Forky Asks a Question.

Nov 22 2019

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Podcast #068 - Remastering Pixar's Films in Ultra High-Definition 4K – our Discussion with Dir of Studio Operations, Cynthia Slavens

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In Episode 68 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we dive into and discuss Pixar's seven films in development, we inquire about Brad Bird's upcoming film, we dive into Awards season chatter about Toy Story 4 and we wonder – is Pixar looking for production support outside the United States? 

As if that wasn't a full episode in itself, we also share our interview with Director of Studio Mastering & Operations, Cynthia Slavens as we dive into a background of her team, how they tackle re-rendering a Pixar film into Ultra High-Definition 4K format and learn if every version of the film is cataloged in the Pixar Archives.

The episode (of course) kicks off with T.J. putting Julie to the test with two Pixar-themed trivia questions.

  • What percent of Monsters in Monsters, Inc. have Mike Wazowski’s same tongue in their character rig?
  • During the production of Up, the average animator produced how much animation in a week.

At 3:48 into the show, we discuss Toy Story 4 producer, Mark Nielsen's discussion with Digital Spy in which he noted that there were seven Pixar films in development currently. We talk about who we already know is working on a film (of with two of those films are Onward and Soul) and explore Mark Andrews and Brad Bird's upcoming films (not necessarily Pixar films). Heck, is Mark still employed at the studio and what is Brad's connection to the book 1906?

Starting at 20:41 we chat about a group of Pixar employees heading to the View Conference (October 21-25, 2019 in Turin, Italy) and SIGGRAPH Asia (November 17-20, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia)

Of course, nothing is confirmed by any means, but a pair of recent articles got us thinking, "Is Pixar looking for production support from outside the United States for additional Disney+ projects?" We chat about a recent interview with Pixar President, Jim Morris in which he expresses interest working with India and Katherine Sarafian's meeting with the Armenian President who noted he's interested in "cooperation with Pixar." This is discussed starting at 30:30 into the show).

At 40:27, we dive into Disney+ discussions as well and how this may relate to Pixar needing additional support outside of the United States and what is this "different type of storytelling" that they want to do which would involve threading together a number of shows?

Awards chatter has begun and at 44:18 into the show, we chat about Toy Story 4 being included in the "For Your Consideration" push for Best Animated Feature as well as all three of the original SparkShorts being included as well (Smash and Grab, Purl, and Kitbull). Toy Story 4 is up against 32 films (to be whittled down to 5 before the Oscar's air on Feb 9, 2020) and there are an astounding 85 short films included in the list of eligible short films.

At 52:34 into the episode, we get into our discussion with the Director of Studio Mastering & Operations, Cynthia Slavens. We chat all remastering Pixar's films into Ultra High-Definition and how the team balances remastering legacy films while supporting current production as well. We talk about how long it takes to remaster a film from scratch (yes, they go back to the original Toy Story masters and start fresh), and even explore Cynthia's journey to Pixar. We hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did.

Oct 29 2019

1hr 26mins

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Podcast #67: Toy Story 4 Spoiler-Free Movie Review and Interview with the Pixar Sets Team

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Listen to our Toy Story 4 spoiler-free movie review – the film truly goes to infinity and beyond.

Then join us as we share our discussion with the sets team behind building, designing, and filling the antique store (as well as the carnival) in the film. The sets crew we talked to were Stephen Karski, Thomas Jordan, and Rosie Cole during our trip to Pixar Animation Studios in April 2019.

More details and photos can be found on our homepage – https://www.pixarpost.com/2019/06/toy-story-4-spoiler-free-review.html

Jun 13 2019

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Podcast #66: Does 'Toy Story 4' Have The Most Easter Eggs of Any Film...Ever? Dive Into All The Fine Details With Craig Foster, Ling Tu, and Alex Marino

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There is so much detail that is put into every pixel on the screen — but, why does Pixar do this? Ling Tu (Sets Shading Lead) mentions in our session at Pixar that by putting all the rich detail into the backstory of everything that you see, they're able to enhance their stories. If everything visually looks as you'd expect (set locations like a carnival or a porcelain character with tiny cracks), your mind looks right past those things and you can dive right into the story because everything visually is so familiar. Listen in as Craig Foster (Graphic Arts Director) and Alex Marino (Characters Shading Lead) also dive into what makes a Pixar film shine — oh and don't forget a discussion into all those hidden Easter Eggs that populate the film — there are hundreds in Toy Story 4.

00:00 — Episode 66 Kickoff

01:14 — Pixar Trivia.

03:24 — Love the Disney Parks, do you help plan your friend's vacations, visit Destination Mouse to become an agent.

08:20 — The Final Toy Story 4 trailer is hitting on May 21, get ready.

12:32 — Want to watch Toy Story 4 early or catch a sneak-peek, here's how.

18:14 — Bo Peep is coming to Disney parks this summer, get a look at her in-park design.

22:54 — What is happening with Pixar in New York City?

31:03 — Our interview with The Pixar team — It's all in the details.

1:05:21 — After the interview discussion.

1:10:44 — 1-on-1 interview with Craig Foster and Ling Tu.

1:17:48 — Wrapping up the show.

Stay tuned to PixarPost.com all week for the latest Pixar news.

T.J. and Julie

May 21 2019

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Podcast #65: 15 Facts We Learned About Toy Story 4 While Chatting With Josh Cooley & Mark Nielsen

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In episode 65 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we dive into the full discussion with Josh Cooley and Mark Nielsen — actually answering 15 questions (of which we highlighted 7 above) all about Toy Story 4. Before we dive into the episode fully, we also highlight some of the latest news from the studio — show notes below. We kick off the episode with Toy Story trivia and then offer a high-level overview of our trip (highlighting all that we're going to share over the next few weeks). At 15:28 into the episode, we cover the recent trip we took to Canada to visit Toys R Us and the product videos we've been having a blast creating. At 25:34 into the show, we discuss the Toy Story 4 French premiere at the Annecy Film Festival on June 14 and at 28:02 we discuss the new Toy Story themed table-service restaurant which was recently announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios. At 31:56 we talk about Mychael and Jeff Danna scoring the upcoming (March 2020) release of Onward and then dive into a follow-up discussion on Disney+ and the Monsters at Work show (at 33:44). We also touch on Billy Crystal's historic honoring at the Grauman's Chinese Theater and his impressive nod to Mike Wazowski (at 40:30). Finally, before the interview, we provide some updated comments to our prior podcast (episode 63) asking if Pixar's short films are no longer happening and now transitioning to SparkShorts exclusively. The fantastic conversation with Josh Cooley and Mark Nielsen kicks off at 46:51 into the episode. Listen along as they answer 15 questions over 30 minutes to dive deep into Toy Story 4.

May 01 2019

1hr 19mins

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Podcast #64: Interview with 'Incredibles 2' Script Supervisor, Kelly Bonbright, Toy Story 4 News & More

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In Episode 64 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we chat with Kelly Bonbright (Script Supervisor on Incredibles 2), dive into Toy Story 4 news and of course start the episode with Pixar trivia. The episode kicks off with T.J. putting Julie to the test with some Presto-inspired trivia — the theme of Presto was chosen since the Funko of the lead rabbit, Alec Azam came out a few weeks back. Additionally, we talk briefly about the opening of Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy and the latest Toy Story 4 news (Tony Hale playing Forky, Don Rickles voicing Mr. Potato Head, the Toy Story 4 US / International trailer and more).

KELLY BONBRIGHT INTERVIEW

In our interview with Kelly Bonbright you'll learn all about her journey to Pixar — how she started in Consumer Products and eventually moved into the Script Supervisor role. You'll learn how the film is broken down into more manageable segments, funny sequence titles, and even some fun-facts. One of those fun facts was that Incredibles 2 had 59 total story sequences in the final film, but there were 121 omitted story sequences — that's a lot of awesome content and ideas that we still haven't seen! Listen to the entire episode below for even more great facts and learn what Kelly believes are the top skills you need to be a Script Supervisor.

Apr 08 2019

1hr 15mins

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Podcast #63: Are Pixar Feature Film Short Films Still Happening, Toy Story 4 News, SparkShorts and More

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In Episode 63 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we discuss Pixar's SparkShorts (and offer our rankings of Purl, Smash & Grab, and Kitbull). In addition, we talk about if Pixar will continue to release feature film short films — especially since we haven't heard anything about a short film for Toy Story 4. We also discuss Toy Story 4 news and when will the next trailer be released (you know, the one that's been rumored for a long time), the trailer which was shown at the Disney Annual Shareholder meeting, the upcoming book releases, and toy releases. Also, we chat about the possibility of starting a Patreon, we expand on the return of our podcast and how to listen to the episode with chapters to skip sections.

Mar 15 2019

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Podcast #62: Our Interview with 'Bao' Composer, Toby Chu, Details about 'Purl' and Much More.

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In episode 62 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we chat with Toby Chu, the wonderful composer of Pixar's short film, Bao. Additionally, we discuss the Pete Docter impersonator on Twitter (to kick off the show), Purl, the second short film in Pixar's Experimental Storytelling initiative (at 5:21 into the episode), and the box office successes that Incredibles 2 has achieved (11:18). Incredibles 2 is currently the third highest grossing animated film of all time, will it reach Frozen to become the top animated film? We break down the numbers.

The main portion of the interview is our interview with Bao composer, Toby Chu (16:23). It was so great talking to Toby as we learned about his origins and passion for music, how he turned "no" into motivation to continue trying, and how the short film mirrored his life so closely. Did you know that he had to submit a demo for Bao? We get geeky about Pixar and discussed how much it meant to him that he was involved with the project, what it was like walking into the studio, and working with Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb (among others).

Related Posts: - Breaking News: Pete Docter Named Chief Creative Officer of Pixar Animation Studios - Podcast #61: Our Spoiler-Free 'Incredibles 2' Film Review & Our Candid Take on John Lasseter's Exit From Pixar - Book Review: Pixar Animation Studios Artist Showcase 'Box Meets Circle' by Aaron Hartline   Pixar Post - T.J. & Julie

Aug 16 2018

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Pixar Post Podcast 061: Our Spoiler-Free 'Incredibles 2' Film Review & Our Candid Take on John Lasseter's Exit From Pixar

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In episode 61 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we share our spoiler-free review of the action-packed, Incredibles 2, as well as dive into the deep topic of John Lasseter's departure from the Walt Disney Company & Pixar at the end of 2018. 

We talk candidly about our thoughts on John Lasseter's departure from the studio in the first half of the episode, while the back half of the show is our feedback regarding Incredibles 2 (a recording straight outside of the theater with our friend, Giovanni).

INCREDIBLES 2 FILM REVIEW: I know this is going to sound "sales-y", but Incredibles 2 is incredible. It is high-paced from the opening moments of the film and doesn't let up until the final scene — but more importantly, when the film does take breaks from the action, there are also tender moments with important character arcs and big comedic scenes.  STORY & IMAGERY: The film feels very balanced from the story perspective and it is so much more than just a simple role-reversal (i.e., it's not just a Mr. Mom story). The animation is gorgeous (as to be expected) and the direction and layout of the film are stunning. I'll need a few more watches to really let this soak in, but my initial reaction was that the direction is one of Pixar's best — the angles and camera choices paired perfectly with the visuals on the screen.  CHARACTERS: With any sequel, you have a well-defined set of characters that audiences will be expecting a lot from.  As mentioned above, in addition to the vastly-improved visuals over 14 years of technical advancements, it felt like we were able to see the Parr family as they were intended — with hair rendered to perfection and outfits that popped off the screen.    Jack-Jack is a total scene-stealer and definitely generated the most laughs of any character (Dash being a close second). Violet won't let fans down and steps up in a big way to help the family during battles (wait until you hear the sound her forcefields make when she throws them).   Another fan-favorite, Frozone, always seems to be there when you need him (well, Honey doesn't think so). He's there to help Bob and Helen realize they need to make a change at the beginning and jumps right in to help with Jack-Jack when Bob is at his wit's end.   So, what about the new wannabe supers? They'll certainly leave you wanting more as they don't have a lot of lines or interaction overall — but they certainly take advantage of their screen time when present. Let me also just say that Reflux (the senior-aged super) is my favorite of the bunch — he can often be found resting or holding his belly while cracking an unintended joke.   That's not to say the other new characters aren't also great — we describe them in a lot more detail in the episode (player above). The Screenslaver is also another superb character who "could" cause young viewers to get a little scared (Film is rated PG). The action when he's on screen really captivated us and you even get a few Bane vibes (Batman) when he gives a hypnotizing monologue. Is he on the same level as Syndrome? You'll have to wait and see.   We have so much more to say in our podcast — check it out above and let us know your thoughts. Leave a comment below or chat about Incredibles 2 with other Pixar fans in the Pixar Post Forum dedicated to the film.   Pixar Post - T.J. & Julie

Jun 11 2018

1hr 2mins

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Pixar Post Podcast 060: The Worlds of 'Incredibles 2' - Our Interview with Pixar Artists, Ralph Eggleston, Bryn Imagire, Philip Metschan & Nathan Farris

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In episode 60 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we share our complete interview with Ralph Eggleston (Production Designer), Bryn Imagire (Shading Art Director), Philip Metschan (Visual Designer) and Nathan Farris (Sets Supervisor) as we dive into how the team created the worlds of Incredibles 2. Earlier, we shared an article that dove into how the team created the Parr's new home in the film and now we're going to share the entire 40-minute interview that explores the home, the cities in the film, as well as the research behind the design choices which were made.

SHOW NOTES:

At the beginning of the episode, we chat about all-things Incredibles 2 (no surprise) and highlight the Pixar Post Forum and the breadth of conversations going on — from sharing bus advertisements, to concerns about continuity between the two films, if you haven't signed up or shared your views, check it out.

Next up, we discuss the Incredibles 2 soundtrack being available for pre-order as well as our thoughts on Michael Giacchino's punny titles.

We also follow up on two recent posts that we completed where we dove into The Art of Incredibles 2 book as well as some early Easter Eggs which have been spotted in the film (the reused Chinese food takeout box and the famed A113 has been spotted).

There are quite a few early-screening opportunities for Incredibles 2 and we list out at least 18 different choices you have - (D23 Gold Member Gatherings, D23 Gold Member Complimentary Tickets, AMC Double-Feature tickets and even some options at AMC IMAX theaters as early as June 6.

Before we get to the main interview with the Pixar crew, we also shared details on the amazing marketing of the Parr family home listing on Zillow.

INTERVIEW:

The main portion of this episode (starting at 30:20) is our interview with Ralph Eggleston (Production Designer), Bryn Imagire (Shading Art Director), Philip Metschan (Visual Designer) and Nathan Farris (Sets Supervisor). Listen in as they share wonderful details about how they held back the animation quality of the new film at the very opening of the film so it wouldn't be as visually jarring if someone watched The Incredibles and immediately wanted to turn on Incredibles 2. They also discuss some amazing details about how the crafted complete cities for the film (even some buildings in the background).

  Chat about Incredibles 2 with other Pixar fans in the Pixar Post Forum dedicated to the film.

Jun 01 2018

1hr 16mins

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Pixar Post Podcast 059: Incredibles 2 Discussion with Brad Bird, Nicole Grindle & John Walker - Go Behind the Scenes

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In episode 59 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we share our complete interview with Incredibles 2 writer/director, Brad Bird and Producers Nicole Grindle and John Walker. Along with the interview we share our thoughts on our two-day visit to Pixar Animation Studios earlier in April to discuss the film. We talk about many of the insights and details we learned as well as our high-level thoughts on the 22 minutes of footage we screened.

Throughout the podcast, you'll learn about many details of the film's process, from the reason why the Incredibles family has the powers they do, to why the film swapped release dates with Toy Story 4. Additionally, you'll hear as we inquired which returning vocal actors (and which new vocal actors) really knocked it out of the park and why the film didn't have a time jump (since it picks up right where the first film left off). Oh, and have you ever wondered if you'll see Honey (Frozone's wife) in Incredibles 2? Listen for all the fantastic details.

Check out even more details regarding our visit to the Studio on our homepage, PixarPost.com.

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Apr 16 2018

56mins

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Pixar Post Podcast 058: Interview with Co-Director Adrian Molina & Lead Story Artist Dean Kelly (& More Coco, Cars 3 & Incredibles 2 News)

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In episode 058 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we continue our interview series from the two-day Coco press event where we talk with Co-Director and Screenwriter, Adrian Molina, as well as Lead Story Artist, Dean Kelly. We share the full audio from the 30-minute discussion with the duo as they shared what worked with the film early on, what didn't work, and even provide some facts about the Dia de los Muertos heritage (and how the tradition fits into the film). Note that there are some light spoilers in the podcast — nothing about the plot is revealed, but insights into the film and its creation are discussed. (Read below for a summarized view of the questions answered in the session.) Listen to the Podcast using the player embedded below or directly on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe and enjoy directly on iTunes, Stitcher, or Overcast.

SHOW NOTES:
  • Kicking off the show we start with some Coco-themed trivia and then dive into the latest Coco news. 
    • One of the main songs from the film, Remember Me, will be featured during the October 16 episode of Dancing With The Stars (Disney-themed night).
    • For Your Consideration - Coco is hopeful to be included in the Best Picture category at this year's Oscars.
    • November 3 will see a sneak peek of Coco coming to Disney World and Disneyland parks.
    • Pixar's first Virtual Reality experience will be centered around a Coco-themed game.
    • Although we'll do a full video review soon, we give our quick overview of the first batch of Coco-themed books which hit shelves on October 10.
    • We also give our take on the most recent Coco merchandise which hit the Disney Store website - how can you resist Alejibre Dante?
    • Southwest Airlines recently decked out a 737-700 airplane in full Coco styling (with a logo, artwork and will even offer a live concert in the sky).
  • Cars 3 news
    • Just a quick reminder that the digital version of the film comes out on October 24 and the 4K/HD/DVD version hits stores on November 7 - read the full list of special features here.
    • We continue to expand on how much we love the demolition derby scene in the film and how we could watch it over-and-over again...in fact, you can watch the entire scene on Pixar's Twitter feed!
  • Incredibles 2 news
    • JAKKS Pacific was recently announced as the manufacturer of the upcoming film's toy line.
  • We also discuss our thoughts on the new Movies Anywhere video service and the closure of Disney Movies Anywhere.
INTERVIEW WITH ADRIAN MOLINA & DEAN KELLY 

Listen in as we chat with Coco's Co-Director and Screenwriter, Adrian Molina, as well as Lead Story Artist, Dean Kelly. The duo touches on the challenges the story department faces, how they pushed through blocks to find a story that worked and provided some insights into earlier versions of the story. Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the podcast by leaving a comment on iTunes, writing a comment below or sending us an email — we'd love to hear from you. Pixar Post - T.J. & Julie

Oct 13 2017

1hr 22mins

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Pixar Post Podcast 057: Sit Down with Coco's Filmmakers - Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina & Darla K. Anderson

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In episode 057 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we bring you to Pixar Animation Studios for the Coco press event and we dive into our experience at the two-day event. We also share the full audio from the 30-minute filmmaker roundtable discussion with Lee Unkrich (Director), Darla K. Anderson (Producer), and Adrian Molina (Co-Director). Note that there are some light spoilers in the podcast — nothing about the plot is revealed, but insights into the film and its creation are discussed. (Read below for a summarized view of the questions answered in the session.) Listen to the Podcast using the player embedded below or directly on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe and enjoy directly on iTunes, Stitcher, or Overcast.

SHOW NOTES:
  • Kicking off the show we start with our discussion highlighting Julie's trip to Pixar, noting the highlights from visiting the studio (including the store), her thoughts on the 35-minute screening, and our feedback on the roundtable interview.
Summary of questions asked during the roundtable
  1. How many references are there to The Shining in Coco?
  2. What other movies influenced how the afterlife was depicted in Coco?
  3. How would you like Mexican communities and cultures to view the film?
  4. Was there any concern with the number of characters in the film?
  5. What is Miguel's character arc? (Not answered)
  6. Will people feel left out since there are moments of untranslated Spanish throughout the film?
  7. Are there Mexican historical figures in the film?
  8. Where did the idea for the film come from and were there concerns since you're not Latino?
  9. What role did the cultural consultants play that you brought on?
  10. Will John Ratzenburger still lend his vocal talents to the film (even though it's an all-Latin cast)?
  11. Much like other Pixar films, are there still subtle lighting cues which signify struggle and success even though the film contains a lot of darkness?
  12. The film is elaborate in size and scale, did the studio ever say "no" to something on the film because it was too expensive?
  13. Were there a lot of new programs which had to be created to accommodate the film's production?

Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the podcast by leaving a comment on iTunes, writing a comment below or sending us an email — we'd love to hear from you. Pixar Post - T.J. & Julie

Aug 28 2017

1hr 1min

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Pixar Post Podcast 056: Coco News, Cars 3 at the Box Office & Much More

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In episode 056 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we discuss Disney's additional stake in BAMtech, Cars 3 box office results, Coco news, and much more. Listen to the Podcast using the player embedded below or direct on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe and enjoy directly on iTunes, Stitcher, or Overcast.

SHOW NOTES:
  • Kicking off the show we start with some Pixar trivia — asking, what are the similarities between WALL-E and R2-D2 from Star Wars.
  • Disney Streaming — we dive into the we news of Disney purchasing additional stake in the company, BAMtech. We talk about what this means for the Netflix deal Disney signed a few years ago and how it fits into the overall streaming arena.
  • Cars 3 Box Office — We talk about the somewhat perplexing box office numbers for the film — we look at our website statistics, Rotten Tomatoes ratings, comparisons to Cars and Cars 2, and an article from Variety which talks about the summer box office slump overall. 
  • Cars 3 Blu-ray — We also discuss the home release for the film and look at what we believe may be the DVD & Blu-ray cover art as well as talk about the release date possibilities.
  • Coco Press Teaser — Although Julie doesn't share any details, we discuss her time visiting Pixar for the recent press event to cover the film.
  • Coco international trailer and TV Spot — We talk through the wonderful Spanish trailer for the film as well as the 30-second TV advertisement. Between the two, there are some great new moments of footage and we discuss them both.
  • Coco release dates & books — We talk about why we love the fact that the film is being released in Mexico before the U.S., and which of the upcoming books (as highlighted in our post), we're excited for the most (hint, it's the "Art of" and "Family Tree" books).
  • SIGGRAPH — we also note that a forum user who was at SIGGRAPH is really eager to chat about his excitement towards Smash and Grab (a film tied to Pixar's experimental short program). If you were there, let us know in the forum.
Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the podcast by leaving a comment on iTunes, writing a comment below or sending us an email — we'd love to hear from you.

Pixar Post - T.J. & Julie

Aug 10 2017

1hr 3mins

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Pixar Post Podcast 055: How the 'Cars 3' Effects Team Tackled The Dirty Problem of Mud

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Get ready as we dive into the mud and chat about the Cars 3 Production Pipeline from the perspective of Bobby Podesta (Supervising Animator), Jon Reisch (Effects Supervisor), and Michael Fong (Supervising Technical Director). In this combined post and podcast episode (#055) we continue our Cars 3 interview series. We explore the Pixar pipeline and the challenges the effects team faced while digitally crafting mud as well as some great production tips about embracing last-minute story changes (even if that means scrapping some completed work).

Michael Fong, Andrea Warren and Brian Fee at a production meeting

Bobby Podesta kicked off our 40-minute production session (which centered around the crazy-8 sequence in the film) and shared some of the team's demolition derby research trip photos. Of course, all Pixar projects start with some form of research, and this one seemed particularly fun — crushed cars, mud, and roaring engines. Speaking of mud, Jon Reisch gave us a peek into the 6-month development of mud in the film — is it a liquid, is it a solid? This was the challenge he and the effects team had to tackle to make the soon-to-be infamous derby scene ring true. The effects team is responsible for natural phenomena in the film (e.g., water, smoke, fire, dust) and has to provide a believable interaction with the environment which grounds the characters in the world — a world we (as viewers) can relate to.

So, how did Director, Brian Fee describe how to make mud? Fee joked with Reisch to make the mud look like "chunky oatmeal that's in soup." Well, between a multitude of comparisons to cake frosting and liquid chocolate, the team's efforts finally paid off, and the mud (which is integral to the scene) really looks fantastic.

Jon Reisch image © Pixar

Wrapping up the main session (before our 1-on-1 interview with the trio) was Michael Fong. By now you may know the Pixar adage, "Story is King," but Michael and the team's way of supporting this are wonderful to see in practice. He noted that although late story changes may alter or delete some of their current work, they embrace the change and realize that everything at Pixar is in service of the story — to enhance the characters and improve the film. This level of professionalism and practicality really stood out, and we really appreciate even deeper the passion that the teams put into their films. Podcast plug. If we can be so bold as to recommend listening to the entire session, I would also stick around for the 1-on-1 interview with the gang as well — you can really get geeky as we expand on how the team simulated the air around the cars (a Pixar-first) to enhance the look and realism of the shots. Additionally, it was great to hear some insights from Podesta about the scenes he animated with Chick Hicks in the new film — giving us lots to explore in the background of the film.

Listen to the Podcast using the player embedded below or direct on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe and enjoy directly on iTunes, Stitcher, or Overcast. Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the podcast by leaving a comment on iTunes, writing a comment below or sending us an email — we'd love to hear from you.

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Jun 01 2017

1hr 6mins

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Pixar Post Podcast 054: Crafting the Character of 'Cars 3' with Jay Shuster, Jude Brownbill, Michael Comet & More

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In episode 054 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we kick off our Cars 3 interview series as we explore the next generation of Cars characters. We dive into the design, rigging and animation of many characters in the film — from Lightning, Jackson, Cruz, and more we chat with Jay Shuster (Production Designer), Michael Comet (Characters Supervisor), and Jude Brownbill (Directing Animator). You'll hear how the team created Jackson to make Lightning look (and feel old), how they meticulously rigged, shaded and painted the characters (down to the headlights and suspension) to get the character ready for the animation team.

In addition to our group (and individual) interviews with the trio, we also dive deep into the new Cars 3 soundtracks by providing clips from each of the artists who will appear on the soundtrack. We also continue our "Ask Pixar Post" segment where we answer your questions - thanks Mark F. for the questions! (Have a question you want to ask - email us here.)

  Listen to the Podcast using the player embedded below. Be sure to subscribe and enjoy directly on iTunes, Stitcher, YouTube, or Overcast. Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the podcast by leaving a comment on iTunes, writing a comment below or sending us an email — we'd love to hear from you. Pixar Post - T.J. & Julie

May 24 2017

1hr 30mins

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Pixar Post Podcast 053: AutFest (Autism Festival) to Honor 'Inside Out' & our Interview with Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

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In episode 053 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we center in on two main topics — Our discussion with Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera on the development of the now beloved film, Inside Out and how it is being honored at the first annual AutFest (details below). Additionally, we continue our "Ask Pixar Post" segment where you ask the questions (this time centered around Disney), and we answer them (with some quirky and fun responses included).

  Listen to the Podcast using the player embedded below. Be sure to subscribe and enjoy directly on iTunes, Stitcher, or Overcast. DISCUSSION WITH PETE DOCTER & JONAS RIVERA ABOUT THE AUTFEST Celebrating autism awareness "from spectrum to screen," AutFest, the first film festival solely dedicated to an autism audience and filmmakers will take place this weekend, April 22-23, 2017. The first Annual AutFest International Film Festival will honor Oscar-winning director, actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck and Oscar-winning Pixar Animation Studios' filmmakers, Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera, for their cinematic portrayals of the complexity of human emotions in The Accountant and Inside Out. On-hand to honor Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera will be AutFest Honorary Committee member, Ed Asner (who voiced Carl from UP), after the sensory-friendly screening of the film. The screening which will take place Sunday, April 23 at 12:20 PM, will be followed by a Q&A where Asner will present Pete and Jonas with their award and allow for audience-generated questions. Tickets are still available to attend this event which will be held at the AMC Orange 30, Orange CA (attend one or all events). For a complete schedule and full list of films that will be screened at the festival, visit autfestasa.com FILM SCHEDULE Saturday, April 22 10:00 AM — Block of Shorts 12:15 PM — Redha 2:20 PM — Aspergers Are Us 3:50 PM — Swim Team 5:30 PM — Swim Team Q&A with Director Lara Stolman 6:00 PM — Jack of the Red Hearts 7:55 PM — Life, Animated 9:30 PM — Life, Animated Panel of Siblings Sunday, April 23 10:30 AM — Destiny 12:20 PM — Inside Out 1:55 PM — Inside Out Q&A with Pixar's Pete Docter & Jonas Rivera 2:50 PM — Po 4:25 PM — Po Q&A with director John Asher & actor Julian Feder 4:50 PM — Sponsor Reel 5:00 PM — The Accountant 7:10 PM — The Accountant Q&A with Ben Affleck 8:00 PM — VIP Reception at the Cafe TuTu Tango   Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the podcast by leaving a comment on iTunes, writing a comment below or sending us an email — we'd love to hear from you.   Pixar Post - T.J. & Julie

Related Posts - Pete Docter & Jonas Rivera to be Honored at AUTFEST - 1st Annual Film Festival Dedicated to Autism Awareness - Summary of Pete Docter's Live 'Inside Out' Q&A Twitter Session - Review: 'Inside Out' Captivated Us From the First Musical Cues

Apr 20 2017

39mins

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Pixar Post Podcast 052: 'Cars 3' News & Merchandise, 'Ask Pixar Post' Segment, & Many More Pixar News Updates

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In episode 052 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we discuss the news surrounding Cars 3, we dive into the Piper crew Q&A session, the latest Pixar animation news of the week, and continue our Ask Pixar Post segment - where we answer questions from you, our listeners.  
  • Kicking off the show we start with some Pixar trivia — talking about John Ratzenberger, Richard Kind and the number of birds from For The Birds.
  • Next, we dive into the wealth of Cars 3 news that hit within the last week.
  • We touch on the Piper Q&A session with Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer and play clips from the session and offer our thoughts.
  • The Pixar tour featuring Nick Pitera was fantastic and we chat about the video as well as the potential spotting of Toy Story Easter Eggs.
  • Following up on last episode's discussions surrounding Lou, we talk about the world premiere at the 2017 South-By-Southwest festival as well as Dave Mullins' exciting "How to pitch a compelling short project" presentation at the event.
  • We touch on Andrew Stanton's direction on the upcoming season of Stranger Things as well as his wants to direct The Americans — we also segue into the Ask Pixar Post segment with Julie's prior workings with Stranger Things Producer, Shawn Levy.
  • Finally, we wrap up with our continued segment titled, "Ask Pixar Post" in which we answer questions from you so you can get to know us more. If you have a question about Pixar, want to know more about us, or just want to inquire about an upcoming movie, let us know. Email us your questions here or send us a message through any of our social media channels.
    • In the second edition, we answer two questions from our listener, HayLee, about what Cars character we would we be and why — along with our thoughts on which Pixarian we'd like to shadow for a week.
  Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the episode by leaving a comment on iTunes, writing a comment below or sending us an email - we'd love to hear from you.   Pixar Post - T.J. & Julie

Feb 24 2017

58mins

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Pixar Post Podcast 051: 'Lou', 'Piper' at the Annie Awards, 'Cars 3' Merchandise & Much More

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In episode 051 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we chat about the latest story updates regarding Lou, Piper's big win at the Annie Awards, Cars 3 merchandise, a new segment where you can get to know us more called, "Ask Pixar Post" and a whole lot more.    Feel free to listen to the Podcast using the player below, subscribe and enjoy directly on iTunes, Stitcher, or Overcast.
  • Kicking off the show (as usual), we put Julie under pressure and ask her two Pixar quiz questions. 
  • Next, we dig into the Annie Awards and discuss our thoughts on Piper's big win as well as Finding Dory being overlooked.
  • The VES Awards were held on February 7, and we discuss the win for Outstanding Animated Performance for Hank in Finding Dory. We think it's a highly deserved win and we describe why.
  • We then dive into the highly-anticipated short film, Lou, and discuss the rumors that it may be like Woody interacting with Sid in Toy Story, as well as how it tackles playground bullying.
  • Cars 3 is up next, and we discuss the products hitting shelves in just a few months — books, clothing, beach towels, sunglasses, Lego Junior sets, and video games.
  • We touch on the Mater & The Easter Buggy die cast cars which have finally been released as well as the Easter Eggs in the book.
  • Finding Dory swam all the way to Paris and will premiere in a new float (Discover A New World) in the parks - we have a quick discussion surrounding the new characters which will appear in the "Disney Stars on Parade" show.
  • Finally, we wrap up with a new segment titled, "Ask Pixar Post" in which we answer questions from you so you can get to know us more. If you have a question about Pixar, want to know more about us, or just want to inquire about an upcoming movie, let us know. Email us your questions here.
    • In the first edition, we answer three questions from Don S. who asked us about our least favorite vegetables (i.e., Riley and broccoli in Inside Out), what we do for a living, and if we woke up tomorrow and we were Pixar characters, who would we be?
Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the episode by leaving a comment on iTunes, writing a comment below or sending us an email - we'd love to hear from you.   Pixar Post - T.J. & Julie

Feb 10 2017

58mins

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Only listened to 5 min 😜

By Coolbeans12-89 - Feb 24 2017
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I like this podcast even though I've only listened to like 5 min. How come you guys haven't done an episode for like 2 months? H am I supposed to like this show if it starts to not exist?

Amazing

By OLM85 - Jun 19 2015
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I listen to this podcast ALL the time! It's awesome!!