Rank #1: 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
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.
- 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 (email@example.com) or leave us a voicemail and we may even play it on our next episode (voice mail line (415) 799-7678[POST]).
Pixar Post - T.J. & Julie
Sep 01 2014
Rank #2: Pixar Post Podcast 048: How 'Piper' Was Crafted To Perfection - Our Interview with Director, Alan Barillaro & 'Finding Dory' Review
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
Rank #3: Episode 034 of the Pixar Post Podcast - Our Interview with Localization Artist, Laura Meyer & More
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
- At the top of the episode we chat about the Pixar Post Book Club kicking off for 2015 with a complete lineup for the year laid out. More details on the book club and how to read along can be found here.
- Starting at 1:53 into the podcast, we chat about a really fun video and photos that Michael Giacchino posted on Instagram with a sneak peek of the Inside Out score.
- Starting at 5:07 into the podcast - We chat about the amazing Inside Out concept artwork on display at the Walt Disney Family Museum.
- At 9:12 into the podcast we chat about the toolkit animation clips that have been showing up online (on our Forum as well as Tumblr), on the Disney Channel and more.
- At 10:23 into the podcast we talk about the upcoming slate of toys from Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, To Protect and Serve (Cars Toon), Wind-up Pixar toys and the Toy Story 20th Anniversary line.
- At 19:54 into the podcast we talk about Grant Alexander's great blog post about his work on the Dream Elder character (clay sculpt) from Toy Story That Time Forgot.
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).
Pixar Post - T.J. & Julie
Jan 27 2015
Rank #4: Pixar Post Podcast 057: Sit Down with Coco's Filmmakers - Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina & Darla K. Anderson
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.
- How many references are there to The Shining in Coco?
- What other movies influenced how the afterlife was depicted in Coco?
- How would you like Mexican communities and cultures to view the film?
- Was there any concern with the number of characters in the film?
- What is Miguel's character arc? (Not answered)
- Will people feel left out since there are moments of untranslated Spanish throughout the film?
- Are there Mexican historical figures in the film?
- Where did the idea for the film come from and were there concerns since you're not Latino?
- What role did the cultural consultants play that you brought on?
- Will John Ratzenburger still lend his vocal talents to the film (even though it's an all-Latin cast)?
- 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?
- The film is elaborate in size and scale, did the studio ever say "no" to something on the film because it was too expensive?
- Were there a lot of new programs which had to be created to accommodate the film's production?
Aug 28 2017
Rank #5: Pixar Post Podcast 059: Incredibles 2 Discussion with Brad Bird, Nicole Grindle & John Walker - Go Behind the Scenes
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.
Pixar Post - T.J. & Julie
Apr 16 2018
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
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.
- Starting at 2:45 into the podcast - we chat about the Toy Story That Time Forgot commercial that aired alongside the re-broadcast of Toy Story of TERROR! a few weeks back.
- Starting at 6:45 into the podcast - we chat about the two gorgeous images released for LAVA (the turtles and the whale) as well as several interviews with director, Jim Murphy.
- Starting at 11:18 into the podcast - we chat about the release (and disappearance) of Party Central from Disney Movies Anywhere.
- Starting at 14:52 into the podcast - we chat about the announcement of Peter Sohn moving into the lead director role on The Good Dinosaur.
- Starting at 18:30 into the podcast - we chat about our exclusive first look at To Protect and Serve, Pixar's 2015 Cars Toons release. We dig into all the gritty details from the synopsis, to what we can gather from the screenshot, to our predictions for the story elements of the short.
Image © Debbie Coleman/Pixar
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.
Pixar Post - T.J. & Julie
Oct 30 2014
Rank #7: Pixar Post Podcast 058: Interview with Co-Director Adrian Molina & Lead Story Artist Dean Kelly (& More Coco, Cars 3 & Incredibles 2 News)
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.
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
Rank #8: Pixar Post Podcast 060: The Worlds of 'Incredibles 2' - Our Interview with Pixar Artists, Ralph Eggleston, Bryn Imagire, Philip Metschan & Nathan Farris
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
Rank #9: Pixar Post Podcast 061: Our Spoiler-Free 'Incredibles 2' Film Review & Our Candid Take on John Lasseter's Exit From Pixar
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
Rank #10: Pixar Post Podcast 052: 'Cars 3' News & Merchandise, 'Ask Pixar Post' Segment, & Many More Pixar News Updates
- 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.
Feb 24 2017
Rank #11: Pixar Post Podcast 051: 'Lou', 'Piper' at the Annie Awards, 'Cars 3' Merchandise & Much More
�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?
Feb 10 2017
Rank #12: Pixar Post Podcast 056: Coco News, Cars 3 at the Box Office & Much More
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.
Pixar Post - T.J. & Julie
Aug 10 2017
Rank #13: Podcast #64: Interview with 'Incredibles 2' Script Supervisor, Kelly Bonbright, Toy Story 4 News & More
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
Rank #14: Pixar Post Podcast 054: Crafting the Character of 'Cars 3' with Jay Shuster, Jude Brownbill, Michael Comet & More
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
Rank #15: Podcast #62: Our Interview with 'Bao' Composer, Toby Chu, Details about 'Purl' and Much More.
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
Rank #16: Podcast #63: Are Pixar Feature Film Short Films Still Happening, Toy Story 4 News, SparkShorts and More
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
Rank #17: Episode 027 of the Pixar Post Podcast - Announcing the Pixar Pipeline Project, our Book Club & the News of the Week
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.
Pixar Post - T.J. & Julie
Apr 28 2014
Rank #18: Pixar Post Podcast 049: 'Lou' Teaser Discussion, Watch 'Piper' for Free, the Toy Story Vans Collection & More
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.
Oct 07 2016
Rank #19: Pixar Post Podcast 050: Interview with Pixar Employee Beth Sullivan (Metal Fan Art), Coco Updates & Much More
In episode 050 of the Pixar Post Podcast we chat about Dory's reach to $1 Billion dollars, Dory deleted scenes, Lee Unkrich's impromptu Twitter Q&A session (we summarized the most intriguing responses), our website re-design and much more...but, the gem of the episode is our interview with Pixar employee, Beth Sullivan (Administration Manager of the Studio Mastering Department). 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 to the test and ask her some Pixar-themed quiz questions...but for episode 50, she turns the tables on T.J. and asks a few questions of him as well.
- At 6:00 into the show we talk about Dory's reach to $1 Billion...and beyond.
- 9:58 - We summarize and provide insights into Lee Unkrich's Twitter Q&A session — with a few Coco details.
- 24:36 - Back to Finding Dory, we chat about some recently released deleted scenes which will be part of the Blu-ray & Digital release and talk about Andrew's comments of if it should have stayed or be left out.
- 31:19 - There have been a slew of fantastic Pixar products recently and we chat about some Pixar pajamas, a new WALL•E screen print by Tom Whalen and more.
- 36:49 - The main feature of the podcast is our interview with Beth Sullivan and her wonderful metal artwork of many of our favorite Pixar characters. Read more about this amazing artwork — including viewing photos of each character piece.
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 20 2016
Rank #20: Episode 003 of the Pixar Post Podcast - Our Logo Redesign, 40th Annie Awards, The Good Dinosaur Logo and More
In our third episode we discuss:
- Update on our logo as well as additional PartySaurus Rex photos from Pixar Canada.
- Discussion of the 40th annual Annie Awards and what awards Brave took home.
- The Good Dinosaur potentially leaked logo
- The Blue Umbrella stop-motion animation video we created, variations of umbrellas to see in the short and Director Sachka Unseld is asking for your questions.
- What we're working on for the upcoming week.
Feb 04 2013