arts 12.14.05

Pixar: 20 Years of Animation, Sponsored by MoMA

Pixar: 20 Years of Animation
December 14, 2005 — February 6, 2006

For the first time, the studio opens its archive of drawings, sculpture, and concept art created in the making of such beloved films as Toy Story and Finding Nemo. Discover more than five hundred sculptures and works on paper as well as two digital works created especially for this exhibition: an 8' x 48' "artscape" installation, which allows viewers to experience the films from the perspective of the characters, and the 7' (high) x 12' (diameter) Toy Story Zoetrope, which features characters from both Toy Story movies.

MoMA also presents a film retrospective, including weeklong runs of Toy Story (1995), A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Finding Nemo (2003), and The Incredibles (2004).

MoMA admission is free for kids sixteen and under.

Public Programs

December 16. John Lasseter, Executive Vice President, Creative, discusses "The Creative Process at Pixar."
January 7. Production designer Ralph Eggleston discusses the creation and design of his Oscar-winning short For the Birds.
January 8. Eggleston is joined by production designer Bill Cone for a discussion of the process of designing a film.
January 21. Jason Katz, a story supervisor at Pixar, discusses the concept of storyboarding.
February 4. Animators Kureha Yokoo and Doug Sweetland explain and demonstrate the Pixar animation process.

Several family programs are also scheduled.

MoMA Audio

A free Acoustiguide program features Pixar's artists discussing works featured throughout the exhibition. This tour is available with all other MoMA Audio tours and is accessible on one guide. Acoustiguide is available free of charge courtesy of Bloomberg. Also available on and on the MoMA podcast on iTunes.


Featuring much of the work from the exhibition, Pixar at The Museum of Modern Art is published by Chronicle Books and available in the MoMA Stores.

The exhibition is made possible by Intel Corporation and Porsche AG. Additional support is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Media sponsorship is provided by Wired Magazine.

Image credit: Geefwee Boedoe. Sullivan and Boo (for Monsters, Inc.). Mixed media. © Disney/Pixa

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