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If Michael Bay Directed 'Up'...

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.18.2014 | Comedy

You remember "Up," the 2009 Pixar charmer about an elderly widower who sails away in a house that can fly thanks to thousands of balloons, right? Reme...

Unleash Your Creativity (It's Up to You)

Brady Josephson | Posted 08.14.2014 | Impact
Brady Josephson

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.

Disneytoon Studios worked closely with CalFire to make "Planes: Fire & Rescue" as authentic as possible

Jim Hill | Posted 07.16.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

"Do your research." That is the lesson that John Lasseter -- Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney & Pixar Animation Studios -- has repeatedly drille...

We're Pretty Sure Pixar's 'Lava' Will Melt Our Hearts

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 07.15.2014 | Entertainment

Pixar loves a good romance story, and the animation studio certainly tells them well, especially in quick doses. Its theatrical shorts -- from “Tin ...

San Francisco Symphony Stirs in Pink Martini, Pixar, ABBA, and More

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 07.10.2014 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

I'm not a fan of the Boston Pops approach to music, but this isn't that.

Is There One Right Way to Achieve Creativity? (Spoiler Alert: No)

Michael Levin | Posted 08.12.2014 | Books
Michael Levin

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.

Here Is Why Pixar's New Movie Might Be Its Best Yet

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Entertainment

The plot for Pixar's "Inside Out" has been kept mostly under wraps for the past few months. Until now. Director Pete Docter presented some unfinish...

'A113' Is Planted In Nearly Every Pixar Movie, But What Does It Mean?

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 05.02.2014 | Entertainment

The code "A113" is present in nearly every Pixar movie, from "Finding Nemo" to "Up" to "Toy Story." Beyond that, attentive viewers have also spotted t...

What's Wrong With Silicon Valley's No-Poach Rule?

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

What's revealed in these arrangements is striking: a belief that, once you've hired someone, you have bought the power to control their future when they work for you -- even after they've quit. In other words, you own them.

Take The Pixar Easter Egg Challenge

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 04.15.2014 | Entertainment

We've long been on the hunt for the abundant, often split-second Easter eggs hidden within the many classic animated films of Disney and Pixar. With E...

Apple And Google's Wage-Fixing Scheme Is Much Worse Than We Thought

PandoDaily | Posted 03.22.2014 | Technology

Back in January, I wrote about “The Techtopus” — an illegal agreement between seven tech giants, including Apple, Google, and Intel, to suppress...

Finding Nemo... in the Bible

Rabbi Levi Welton | Posted 05.02.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Levi Welton

The story of Jonah is how a mortal man tried to run away from the mission his Creator had gifted to him. He was subsequently swallowed by an enormous fish which spit him out onto dry land only when he resolved to return to his true mission in life.

The True Identity of Andy's Mom In 'Toy Story' Will Blow Your Mind

Jon Negroni | Posted 06.19.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Negroni

It all started with a hat. Several months ago, one of my anonymous Pixar Theory Interns came to me with a crazy proposition: Andy's mom is Emily, Jessie's previous owner. For some time, I compiled all of the evidence and found some incredible support for this theory.

We Had No Idea 'Finding Nemo' Was So Filthy

Posted 03.17.2014 | Comedy

While you're waiting for "Finding Nemo 2," tide yourself over with this unnecessarily censored version made by Jake Vale, who did the same thing to "F...

Omg! Ratatouille Is Coming to Paris

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

The breaking news this week is that Disneyland-Paris will be opening a new area in its park this summer, a Ratatouille-land of sort. "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!" The rats are saying (hopefully they won't be coming).

Disney Sued Over 'Lotso' Bear From 'Toy Story 3'

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 02.12.2014 | Entertainment

Disney is in hot water over its use of "Lotso" the bear in "Toy Story 3." The New Jersey-based company that created “Lots of Hugs” stuffed toy...

Live from Bethlehem: The Goldman Sachs 2013 Christmas Story

Bill Quigley | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Wait. Mary and Joseph have picked up baby Jesus and are stepping over the piles of presents. They are leaving the spotlights and the microphones and the piles of presents. Where on earth are they going? What is wrong with them?

Christopher Rosen

How Long It Takes To Make A Pixar Short

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.10.2013 | Entertainment

Most people find the rain annoying. Saschka Unseld is not most people. The filmmaker and animator made the Pixar short film "The Blue Umbrella," an od...

The Many Stages Of Pixar Development As Told By Reddit

The Huffington Post | Kelsey McQuade | Posted 10.07.2013 | Entertainment

Pixar offered a rare but telling look inside exactly how much work goes in to creating a single scene. The company shared six iterations of a scene fr...

It's Going To Be A Sad Year For Pixar Fans

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.19.2013 | Entertainment

Disney has pushed the release of troubled Pixar production "The Good Dinosaur" from May 30, 2014 to Nov. 25, 2015. The move comes just three weeks aft...

Pixar Removes Director From Big Film

Posted 08.30.2013 | Entertainment

Days after it was reported that Bob Peterson had been removed as director of "The Good Dinosaur," Pixar finally confirmed the news to The Los Angeles ...

Big Rumor About Next Pixar Movie

Posted 08.27.2013 | Entertainment

Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur" is due out in theaters in nine months, but that apparently hasn't stopped Pixar chief John Lasseter from tinkering under t...

Jobs: How Does the First Steve Jobs Biopic Play Compared to the Real Thing?

William Bradley | Posted 10.20.2013 | Entertainment
William Bradley

It tells us too much about Apple, and not enough about Jobs. And what it does tell us about Jobs is more a depiction of of events rather than an incisive look at what made him the great, maddening, transformational figure he was.

Just Seen It: Disney's Planes Movie Review

Zorianna Kit | Posted 10.12.2013 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

This week I'm a guest reviewer on the PBS movie review series Just Seen It. I join reviewers Liz Manashil and Sean Wright to discuss the film, whic...

Why 'Finding Dory' Will Have A Different Ending Than Planned

Posted 08.12.2013 | Entertainment

An unlikely source is prompting Pixar to imbue a social consciousness into its highly anticipated "Finding Nemo" sequel. The studio will take cues fro...