In the Toy Story films, the primary personal relationship on display is friendship. And yet, although the films are not romances, there are more realistic representations of romantic love threaded through the three movies than you'll find in a multiplex full of romantic comedies.
Reed Richards, the team leader, AKA Mr. Fantastic, had the easiest time adapting. He was always more scientist than superhero, and the most flexible member of the group. He got a job with DARPA doing pure R&D.
While the artists at Pixar obviously found a way to make a volcano look personable and appealing, there was still the matter of selling the audience on the size of this character and the overall scale of this short.
The films in Pixar's collection show a patterned reliance on controlling images associated with the embodiment of masculinity that shores up the very systems of gender inequality the films are often lauded as challenging.
Frozen is the most popular animated movie of all time. What's the creative secret to this amazing hit? How do you come up with a brilliant idea like this: a movie about female empowerment, based on the classic tale The Snow Queen?
What we may not know is that these stories and experiences that we have and tell ourselves might just be what is actually keeping us back from truly being creative in our lives, jobs, careers and organizations.
Michael Jordan's high school coach told him that there is "no I in team," to which the budding superstar replied, "Yes, but there is in win." These two contradictory approaches to creative success are on display in two new books.