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Postby Bryko614 » Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:01 pm

Tell your stories here.

For me, it was probably about two years ago. I hadn't seen Toy Story in a long time and I was having flashbacks about it, so I broke out the VHS. I popped the Toy Story tape in and the player spat it out mangled and ruined. I really wanted to watch Toy Story, so I got the DVDs for 1 and 2. I was enchanted by how great they were. But what really caused me to be a Pixar fan was when I looked at the "making of" features on the Toy Story DVDs. I was just like "...woah. Tags awesome!!" So then I started watching the stuff about the Pixar studio on the Monsters and Nemo DVDs, and I was blown away. So, I started to love Pixar and wanted to work there, so I joined this site. So, if that VHS player never broke, I probably wouldn't even be here. :P
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Postby ffdude1906 » Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:07 pm

Well, I've been a very casual fan of Pixar since Toy Story, I knew they made amazing film after amazing film, but Up was the one that just GRABBED me. For those of you that know me well here, the rest is history. ;)
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Postby Hannahmation » Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:18 pm

I've always enjoyed Pixar's movies for as long as I can remember. I think it was around when Finding Nemo came out that I really got interested in pursuing animation as a career. Since I loved all of Pixar's movies, I thought I'd pop in the behind the scenes features and find out how they make their magic! Like Bryko, I was blown away. I knew I just had to work there some day and be a part of its amazing legacy. My love for everything Pixar grew and keeps growing.
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Postby lizardgirl » Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:05 pm

I've definitely been a fan of their films for quite a while...I even remember getting excited about A Bug's Life after seeing an article about it in a paper because I knew that it was made by the same company as those who had made Toy Story (one of my favourite films as a child and even now). I think I probably became an official fan when Monsters, Inc. was released and from then on I'd looked forward to every new release of a Pixar film. I remember a couple of years ago, for a little while I actually even wanted to work at Pixar, though I did soon realise that it wouldn't be possible. But even so, I still ended up loving Pixar and appreciating just how much work they put into each of their films.

Nice topic for a thread, Bryko!
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Postby mo » Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:28 pm

Well, I've always enjoyed Pixar's movies. I grew up with Toy Story, A Bugs Life, and Monsters Inc. I saw Finding Nemo, but didn't think much of it when I did. But The Incredibles was probably my favorite movie from Pixar (until Wall-E). Then I kinda grew up. I didn't see Cars in theaters. I was dragged to Ratatouille, which I actually ended up liking. And so did my little sister. She got it on DVD for christmas, and I'd occasionally watch it with her. Then I noticed that Pixar made a bunch of my favorite animated movies, so I started watching those with my little sister too. Then I saw that Wall-E was coming out and I was like "yeah, whatever. It'll probably be okay". After seeing it, I was hooked. So I became an official fan on July 1, 2008. Then I joined here on September 28, 2007.

So yeah, that's my story. Pixar's awesome! :D
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Postby The Star Swordsman » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:45 am

I was introduced to Pixar as a very young child. I had a family member that worked at Pixar. So I had an obligation to watch (and love) Pixar films for the longest time. But even so, I have always loved and enjoyed Pixar and their wonderous work of storytelling.

It wasn't until the Incredibles when I got into an obsessive mode. As my passion for TI grew, so did my love and obsession with Pixar.
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Postby lennonluvr9 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:27 pm

I've said it before but I can say it again. It really all started with Nemo. I liked them okay up until that point, but Nemo was what sent me over the edge. Once I saw it I completely fell in love with it and got totally hooked on Pixar. I ended up seeing Nemo 10 times which at that time was a personal record for me. Anyone who knows me knows once I get hooked on something, I constantly need to feed that obsession, until I get overloaded by it, or something else comes along. So in my Nemo-induced stupor I had to have more Pixar so I went and got the Monsters Inc DVD and I ate up all those oodles of bonus features. Since then I became quite the Pixar fanatic. :)
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Postby little_chef_eva09 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:58 pm

My story is really similar to lennonluvr9's; it all started with Finding Nemo. Like, all of my family had grown up on Pixar films, and we had A Bug's Life practically memorized at the ages of 6, 4, and 2. My little brother got die-hard into Toy Story when he was just about 4; well, all of us did. There was just something special about those particular movies apart from the many others we owned and loved to watch. We weren't really sure what it was at such a young age, but with the release of Finding Nemo, something inside of us snapped.

Even before it was in theatres, my sister and I were obsessing over it. We'd constantly dream about what it was going to be like, talk about what the characters were going to act like, and wonder constantly about why exactly Nemo "ran away". (For the longest time we thought he was some rebellious fish who didn't like being sheltered by his overprotective father. :lol:) Not long after we saw Finding Nemo at the movies, we bought Monsters Inc. on DVD (it was our first DVD, btw :P) and ate up all the bonus features. It was then that we realized just how much work the people at Pixar put into their films, and were equally surprised at just how much they acted like kids, in a good way.

Our fandom went completely over the top with Cars, and as immature 13 and 11 year olds we could not stop talking about it to absolutely everyone, to the point of driving them insane. Luckily, when Ratatouille came out we were a little more reserved but knew for sure that we had found a healthy obsession with Pixar and their films. That was around the same time we found this site. I didn't join until almost 2 years later, but I was constantly following what was happening over here and finding that we were not the only ones whose lives had been so drastically changed by this animation company and their incredible films.

And there you have it! The story lives on! :D

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Postby Badger » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:52 pm

I've loved Pixar all my life (I grew up with them, born in 1995, lol) and Up was the movie that converted me into a fan. If it wasn't for Up, I don't think I would be here.

Now I'm anxiously awaiting the release of The Bear and the Bow, Toy Story 3, and Newt :D
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Postby ffdude1906 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:12 pm

Badger wrote:I've loved Pixar all my life (I grew up with them, born in 1995, lol) and Up was the movie that converted me into a fan. If it wasn't for Up, I don't think I would be here.

Now I'm anxiously awaiting the release of The Bear and the Bow, Toy Story 3, and Newt :D

*high five* Haha, very awesome. In the same boat here. Up just pulled me in, and I've been a mega-geek since. I was a geek about other stuff before, but now, I'm like ULTRA geek. Plus, I've got some notoriety inside the studio itself which is still mind-blowing, I'm just a crazed fan. Pixar's just amazing.
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Postby Pixar Builder » Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:46 pm

For me, I was interested in PIXAR my whole life. Like a lot of you, I also grew up watching Toy Story and A Bug's Life. After I learned how to swim underwater for 2 minutes when I was 5, my Mom got me a Woody doll and I loved it.
As I got older, I kind of grew out of them for some unexplainable reason. I admit that I kept watching the films as an occasional fan, but it wasn't until I saw the theatrical trailer for WALL·E that really brought the studio back to my interest. Since then I've been a huge fan and preoccupy myself by building PIXAR stuff as an outlet until their next film.
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Postby Netbug009 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:22 pm

I loved Toy Story, as a kid. Nemo is when I realized that all these great films were made by the same studio. As far as the actual fandom, though? I think I recall finding this place while looking up as much WALL-E related stuff as possible. xD
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Postby christvs » Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:35 pm

Pfew! I geuss I became a fan, let's say, a bit more gradual than the most of you :wink: . In my youngest years I didn't watch that many Pixar movies, but I do remember watching "A Bug's Life" A LOT at a friends house. The first Pixar i saw on the silver screen must have been Monsters Inc. I was only 8 or 9 by the time but I remember I really liked it. When Nemo came around I was just turning 11. I remember seeing it with my sister and father in theathers, and I remember it was just soo funny!

After that I anxiously awaited the dvd release in March of '04. I began buying all the Pixar dvd's and I just loved them! From that day on I was a pretty loyal, but casual fan.

After seeing Ratatouille (which I still find hard to spell :P ) I became a more obsessive fan. Just in time for Pixar's best work (to date). So yeah, from that point forward it really started.
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Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:32 am

Well, Animation has always been a big thing for me, I can't remember ever not liking it. I've always appriciated the works of greats like Chuck Jones, and Tex Avery. I grew up watching Bugs Bunny, Hanna Barbera, and Disney. Being a child of the 90s I grew up watching Pixar as well. It wasn't until my teens when I started really appriciating animation as an artform, especially Pixar. The detail, character design, lighting, music, stories, I could go on!!!! What really hig home for me when I stoped just liking Pixar to becoming a true appriciater was when I saw Ratatouille in theaters. I was just blown away by the animation. The Detail. The music matching it. Now I'm completely obsessed!
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Postby Mygames19 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:36 am

Well... let's see... It all started the night before my younger brother's B-Day. He had gotten the cheap-o version of Wall-E and Kung-Fu Panda. We watched Wall-E first. I wanted to ignore it, but the more I heard the more I wanted to watch the movie. After about 10 minutes in the movie I convinced myself to log off the computer and watch it. And I *loved* it.

Than we watched Kung-Fu Panda. And I could see the difference. Some of the techniques where the same, but the storytelling was way different. And than, looking back at some of my favorite films, I had realized just how much I enjoyed Pixar films. So.... I looked up Pixar Community on Google, and I was surprised to find this place! And so, here I am.

Now I plan to see a premiere at a local theater, something I never would have done without Pixar. :) (TS3 would be the film I'm talking about, XD)
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