134: The technology behind 'Finding Dory' + A conversation with Bob Roath and Becky Neiman


On today's episode, a primer on Pixar's Renderman, and other pieces of technology that were created or drastically innovated for "Finding Dory." Plus, we chat with the associate producer and production manager of the film, Bob Roath and Becky Neiman.

Steve May (Chief Technology Officer, Pixar) presents at the Finding Dory Long Lead press day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, CA. Photo by Marc Flores. ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.   

Steve May (Chief Technology Officer, Pixar) presents at the Finding Dory Long Lead press day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, CA. Photo by Marc Flores. ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.   

126: 20 Years of Toy Story: A Conversation with Jeff Pidgeon


Last week I sat down with Jeff Pidgeon to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Toy Story.

Image by Jeff Pidgeon and Tia Kratter.

Image by Jeff Pidgeon and Tia Kratter.

Jeff Pidgeon (pictured), Jerome Ranft, and Tony Apodaca all have grown beards and wanted it captured, as seen on May 23, 2014 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

Jeff Pidgeon (pictured), Jerome Ranft, and Tony Apodaca all have grown beards and wanted it captured, as seen on May 23, 2014 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

Photo courtesy Pixar Talk.

Photo courtesy Pixar Talk.

Toy Story concept art by Jeff Pidgeon. Image courtesy Pixar.

Toy Story concept art by Jeff Pidgeon. Image courtesy Pixar.