Archive for category: Pixar Animation Studios

Up receives five Oscar nominations

February 2, 2010 | Pixar Animation Studios | By: Mark VandeWettering

Yep, it’s that time again when the Oscar nominations are announced, and once again my Pixarian overlords are nominated for no less than five Oscars for their movie Up. This extraordinary achievement seems almost mundane: you expect to see nominations for Best Animated Feature, and probably for Music or Sound Editing. Even one for Writing […]

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‘Toy’ Stories in 3-D – Buzz Lightyear Finds a Dimension

October 2, 2009 | 3D, Pixar Animation Studios | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, today’s the day. For about the last year, I’ve been working away deep within the halls of Pixar Animation as part of a fantastic crew, and today (and for the next two weeks) you all can see the result of our efforts: the conversion of the original Toy Story and Toy Story 2 into […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2009 | Link of the Day, Pixar Animation Studios | By: Mark VandeWettering

This picture was circulating around the mailing lists at work. It made me smile.

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Pat on the back, from Pixar Animation Studios

February 26, 2009 | Pixar Animation Studios | By: Mark VandeWettering

I work for a great company that genuinely tries to do well by its employees. Tomorrow, they are giving some of us old timers (I’ve been here for eighteen years) a pat on the back, which is a darned nice gesture. Working for a company this long is practically unheard of in this age, and […]

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Happy Pixarday to Me!

February 6, 2009 | Pixar Animation Studios | By: Mark VandeWettering

On February 7, 1991, I became an employee of Pixar Animation Studios. Tomorrow will mark my eighteenth anniversary. It’s practically unheard of to spend eighteen years at a single company, but Pixar is a pretty amazing place, filled with pretty amazing people. Today, in celebration, I took a couple dozen of my coworkers out for […]

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A Stereo Picture

January 29, 2009 | Photos, Pixar Animation Studios | By: Mark VandeWettering

Here’s the gang I work with at Pixar Animation. This was taken with the incredibly low budget technique of snapping a picture, moving the camera, and snapping another one. Of course, a couple of us moved in the interim, but thanks to the judicious work of Reid, who carefully stitched and offset various bits, it […]

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Six Oscar Nominations for Wall-E!

January 22, 2009 | Pixar Animation Studios | By: Mark VandeWettering

This morning I awoke to find that Pixar’s Wall-E had been nominated for an incredible six Academy Awards! Best Animated Feature Film of the Year Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song) Achievement in Sound Editing Achievement in Sound Mixing Original Screenplay Pixar’s short […]

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And this year’s Golden Tomato goes to….

January 14, 2009 | Pixar Animation Studios | By: Mark VandeWettering

Wall-E! Every year, rottentomatoes.com gives out an award for the film which received the best reviewed film of the year. This year, Wall-E narrowly edged out The Dark Knight and Iron Man to get top honors. It’s cool to have worked on a movie that so many people obviously liked. Congratulations and thanks to Andrew […]

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Wall-E gets a Golden Globe

January 11, 2009 | Movies, My Photos, Pixar Animation Studios | By: Mark VandeWettering

I don’t spend much time talking about my day job here on the blog, but every once in a while, I have to take time out and crow a bit about Pixar and what a great place it is to work. Tonight, Wall-E picked up a Golden Globe for Best Animated Film. It was also […]

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