Thursday, October 07, 2010

PIXAR: 25 Years of Animation

Last weekend before starting work I swotted up on Pixar history at the Oakland Museum where the 'Art of Pixar Animation' has returned after a worldwide tour. I first saw the show at London's Science Museum back in 2006. It has been updated since then to include artwork & maquettes from RATATOUILLE, WALL-E, UP & TOY STORY 3.

Lou Romano's UP gouache paintings, Simon Varela's charcoal studies for NEMO and Kent Melton's sculpts of THE INCREDiBLES are the highlights for me. The ARTSCAPE projection is even better now it flies through WALL-E, RATATOUILLE and UP artwork and the TOY STORY zoetrope is still mesmerising.


Matthew Cruickshank said...

Do some work!

BLAMMO The Art of Jason Groh said...

Fantastic news!
Enjoy every minute;)


Dave 'Diamond' Merritt said...

Matt. Great news on the Pixar gig! You must be thrilled. Always enjoy your sketches, and the ones from your Irish trip are truly awesome.

"TORI CAT" said...

Hey Matt!!
Hope all is going well?
How was your first week?
I bet you have soooo many stories already to tell.
I'll get there one day!! (I can dream anyway) ;)
Wishing you all the best!
Take care and great Big Monster Hugs,

Cheyenne said...

wow i bet that exhibit was amazing, it would be wonderful if it came to Canada!

truly amazing blog by the way, very inspirational :)

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Wales-London-Paris-Nice-Bristol-San Francisco-Uranus ?

gur-B said...

you have more followers than Jesus

PQ! said...

Hey Matt, thanks for your comment dude, and congrats for being a Pixar guy now!Awersome!!you deserve it!

Matt Jones said...

Thanks for the comments folks!