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Celebrating A Week of Pixar at UC Santa Cruz!

The University of California Santa Cruz is hosting a film retrospective on Pixar Animation Studios from October 20th to the 23rd!

The week of Pixar presentations will include everything from movie screenings to lectures from Pixarians. Some of the events are even free of charge! Check out what’s going on below:

October 20th: Tales of Labor and Value: What Works at Pixar consists a Monsters, Inc. screening and snippets from Ratatouille. The movies will be followed by a talk on what messages Pixar films are sending about productivity in the workplace. This event is free, more details below.

October 21st: The next day, you can experience The Making of Toy Story hosted by Pixar’s Mark Henne. Of course, it’s an inside story on the production of the world’s first computer animated feature film. Admission is $10, free with student ID.

October 22nd: Making Movies is Hard Fun: Building Tools for Telling Stories will be headlined by Michael B. Johnson (you may recognize him from Twitter.) He’ll be talking about the technical innovations and challenges that come with the making of a Pixar film. If you’re in the area, you really don’t want to miss this special screening of The Pixar Story followed by a Q&A session with filmmaker Leslie Iwerks! Tickets cost $5 dollars, get them here.
October 23rd: If those last presentations weren’t exciting enough, get ready for this one. Ed Catmull, President of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios will be giving a lecture entitled, Creativity ~ What I Don’t Know and What I Know! This rare opportunity to see Catmull in person is yours for free, but you must pre-order tickets from this page to attend.

Find times and locations for the first three events with this list. For more information on the latter two and the celebration in general, check out the official portal. If you’re planning on attending UCSC’s (almost) week long event, drop us a line!

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