Story and Art 

The process starts with the writers and artists who create the story and concept art. During the story phase, the plot, pacing, and even the camera angles get fine-tuned. Sometimes changes are made to the story later in the pipeline.

Pixar in a Box

Follow the links for lessons on Color Science and The Art of Storytelling.

Ask a Pixar Scientist

  • How do Pixar artists and animators overcome art blocks?
    — Mehrshada
    In our discussions we've had with Pixar employees, there really isn't a way to avoid art blocks (much like writers block). The key is to keep focus. You may have times you have to walk away - there may be a time you have to explore a new area of art to crack open your field again. Keep pushing and creating.
    — T. J. Wolsos