Behind The Scenes At Pixar, With Ed Catmull (Video)

Onstage at D10, Pixar’s Ed Catmull reflected on his role as the manager of two major animation studios that have pumped out some of the most ground-breaking films of the past couple of decades.

As both president of Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios, Catmull debuted the first-ever computer-generated feature film and, more┬árecently, oversaw such hits as “Cars,” “Up,” and “Ratatouille.”

A lot of his successes have been due to the development of new hardware and software over the years, he said, but the importance of a good story cannot be overlooked.

In the video highlights below, Catmull shares other words of wisdom on the art of melding technology and storytelling; the difficulties of running a hits-based business; and the thought process behind deciding when they produce a sequel.

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