Video Of The Day: Take A Tour Inside the Pixar Studios

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When people think about Pixar on the road to the Academy Awards, they think Pixar is a guaranteed shoe-in to win Best Animated Feature considering their recent winning streak. But many folks in the animation industry and fans, have criticized the award, saying it is only intended to prevent animated films from having a chance of winning Best Picture. This criticism was particularly prominent at the 81st Academy Awards, in which Wall-E won the award but was not nominated for Best Film, despite receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics and moviegoers and being generally considered one of the best films of year. In 2009 when the nominee slots for Best Picture were doubled to 10, Up was nominated for both Best Animated Feature and Best Picture, making it the first film to do so since the creation of the category. This feat was repeated again this year by Toy Story 3. Pixar is the house that Toy Story built. If the original Toy Story bombed at the box office, moviegoers would have never known the great work that followed from the animation story. With that said, it’s hard to believe that the first two Toy Story features never won Best Animated film, but that is indeed the case. This month Toy Story 3 is hoping to make up for those two loses. If it wins Best Motion Picture, it will not only mark the first award in this category for the Toy Story franchise but also for Disney, the only major studio that hasn’t yet won the big prize

The New York Times’ Melena Ryzik was given a behind-the-scenes look at the Pixar Animation Studios complex in Emeryville California and in this video they discuss how crucial the success was to the studio. I highly recommend taking a look. Enjoy

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    Video Of The Day: Take A Tour Inside the Pixar Studios

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