When Steve Jobs bought the Graphics Group, a division of LucasFilm owned by George Lucas Ltd for $10 million in 1986, little did he know that Pixar which is its name now would have a movie made on its history, background and achievements.
A reason why I consider this man, to be an icon not only in the areas of computing, music and the cell phone industry, is because of his sense of vision.
And that is the definition of the word ‘revolution’, to go where no man has gone before, but with a strong sense of purpose and direction. And that’s what the crux of ‘The Pixar Story’ is all about. At least to me that is what will make up, most if not all of the movie’s theme.
It’s the story of three people, namely Ed Catmull, John Lasseter and Steve Jobs who overcame years of creative hurdles and financial loss to create a new genre of filmmaking with the use of animation.
The documentary is written, produced, edited and directed by Leslie Iwerks, the granddaughter of Ub Iwerks (the man who brought the character ‘Mickey Mouse’ to life), through her fast-paced style, describes how a bunch of computer nerds have entertained the entire world through with animation films such as Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Monster, Inc.
So, if you love animation films especially the ones mentioned above and would love to see how it’s done, I suggest that you go see this movie.
I know I will.