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The Pixar Podcast contains more than 100 episodes going behind the scenes of Pixar and the animation industry.

I set out to interview every Pixar employee I could to learn about the process of making animated movies. I also explored the impact of Pixar's films on popular culture.

 

This archive contains every episode of the podcast as a free service to animation students and fans. 


Selected interviews and stories are featured below.

Interview with Michael Giacchino Celebrate the 50th episode of The Pixar Podcast with this interview featuring Academy Award winning composer Michael Giacchino (Up, The Incredibles). More>>

Interview with Michael Giacchino

Celebrate the 50th episode of The Pixar Podcast with this interview featuring Academy Award winning composer Michael Giacchino (Up, The Incredibles). More>>

Interview with Craig Good Craig Good started at Pixar as a janitor and security guard in 1982, when it was still a division of Lucasfilm, Ltd.  An interest in computers led to some on-the-job training in programming and eventually the job he has today as a layout artist at Pixar. More>>

Interview with Craig Good

Craig Good started at Pixar as a janitor and security guard in 1982, when it was still a division of Lucasfilm, Ltd.  An interest in computers led to some on-the-job training in programming and eventually the job he has today as a layout artist at Pixar. More>>

'Waking Sleeping Beauty' with Don Hahn A conversation about the history of Disney animation with Don Hahn, producer of The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. Don directed the documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty. More>>

'Waking Sleeping Beauty' with Don Hahn

A conversation about the history of Disney animation with Don Hahn, producer of The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. Don directed the documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty. More>>

Real Dog Technology – Approaching Up? How close are we to the technology found in Pixar's film Up? Dr. Paul Waggoner of Auburn University comes on the show to talk about one advancement he and his team have made. More>>

Real Dog Technology – Approaching Up?

How close are we to the technology found in Pixar's film Up? Dr. Paul Waggoner of Auburn University comes on the show to talk about one advancement he and his team have made. More>>

Inside the real Up house We go inside a house that was built to be an exact replica of the house from Pixar’s Up. Meet the owners and hear their charming story! More>>

Inside the real Up house

We go inside a house that was built to be an exact replica of the house from Pixar’s Up. Meet the owners and hear their charming story! More>>

Top 5 Pixar Moments We discuss the best moments in Pixar films from our perspectives as well as hear from listeners and Pixar employees for their takes. More>>

Top 5 Pixar Moments

We discuss the best moments in Pixar films from our perspectives as well as hear from listeners and Pixar employees for their takes. More>>

Interview with David Laur Pixar RenderMan developer David Laur comes on the show to talk about the Alfred system of RenderMan, which earned him a Sci-Tech Academy Award. More>>

Interview with David Laur

Pixar RenderMan developer David Laur comes on the show to talk about the Alfred system of RenderMan, which earned him a Sci-Tech Academy Award. More>>

Interview with Matthew Luhn Matthew Luhn is a head of story at Pixar who has also taught master classes with Pixar animator Andrew Gordon.  He came on the show to talk about his job at Pixar and an upcoming master class in Animation and Story Development that hit New York, Austin and Montreal. More>>

Interview with Matthew Luhn

Matthew Luhn is a head of story at Pixar who has also taught master classes with Pixar animator Andrew Gordon.  He came on the show to talk about his job at Pixar and an upcoming master class in Animation and Story Development that hit New York, Austin and Montreal. More>>

Animation Student Series We kicked off a series focusing on the stories of animation students preparing to enter the industry with an in-depth interview with BYU animation student Jenna Barton. More>>

Animation Student Series

We kicked off a series focusing on the stories of animation students preparing to enter the industry with an in-depth interview with BYU animation student Jenna Barton. More>>

Interview with Alex Mandel Alex Mandel has been at Pixar since 2003. Once they discovered he can write songs, he has been able to put those skills to use on shorts and features, including Your Friend the Rat and Brave. More>>

Interview with Alex Mandel

Alex Mandel has been at Pixar since 2003. Once they discovered he can write songs, he has been able to put those skills to use on shorts and features, including Your Friend the Rat and Brave. More>>

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