In celebration of Pixar Animation Studios’ twentieth anniversary in 2006, and as part of its exhibition of Pixar animation art, MoMA presents a complete retrospective of the company’s theatrical shorts and features. In addition, Pixar and its partner, Walt Disney Pictures, have arranged for the donation of new 35mm prints of each title to the Museum’s permanent film collection, thus ensuring their continued preservation and exhibition as a theatrical art form. The series includes every Pixar feature film produced so far—Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles—as well as all the innovative short films, starting with the rarely seen The Adventures of André and Wally B, which preceded the founding of the company by two years.
In addition, MoMA NY is hosting a lecture by Pixar founder John Lasseter on Friday, December 16, 2005:
The Creative Process at Pixar: A Conversation with John Lasseter
Friday December 16, 6:30 p.m.
Titus Theater 1
John Lasseter, Executive Vice President, Creative, and a founding member of Pixar Animation Studios, discusses the creative process at Pixar. From the initial concept through development, story, art, and the entire production pipeline, the creative teams at Pixar never stop. Tickets ($10, $8 members, $5 students and seniors) can be purchased at the Information Desk in the main lobby of the Museum, and at the Film and Media Desk. Tickets are also available online at www.ticketweb.com.