November 9, 2010
Stephanie and I have been inspired of the decades by the Bay Area animation studio Pixar. Now we get to see their art up close! PIXAR: 25 Years of Animation is on display at Oakland Museum of California now through January 9, 2011. The show was so good that we became members of the museum because we knew viewing it one time was not enough.
Walt Disney’s arrival in Los Angeles in the 1920s firmly established California as a magnet for animation artists in the decades to come. Home to a number of leading studios, the San Francisco Bay Area has emerged as a global center for animation today. PIXAR: 25 Years of Animation provides an unprecedented look at the renowned Emeryville-based studio (located just a few miles from OMCA) and showcases the creative work behind its wildly successful computer-animated films. After its opening in New York and its five-year international tour, the exhibition comes home to Oakland. The OMCA presentation includes all of the artwork from the original presentation at MOMA, plus art from Ratatouille, WALL•E, Up, and Pixar’s latest film, Toy Story 3.
Pulled from Oakland Museum of California's website: http://museumca.org/exhibit/pixar-25-years-animation