Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Day in Pixar (on DVD)

I had placed a hold on this title when it first showed up as “on order” in our catalog, simply based on the fact that it was about Pixar, the celebrated animation studio. In the end, while this may hold some interest for some viewers, who may not be particularly familiar with the studio — kids in particular will enjoy the short clips from the many popular animated films — I found this 30 minute documentary somewhat disappointing. It feels like an industrial film, intended to introduce newcomers to the company — rather bland and dry. Clips of films are interspersed with interviews with a handful of Pixar employees. Those “live action” bits are all poorly lit, although the employees are certainly enthusiastic about the company. I can’t wholeheartedly recommend this short video to everyone, with the exceptions of either the extreme Pixar fans, or to viewers who have no idea what the Pixar studio is.
Recommended by Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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