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Teaching Toy Story: How Pixar Changed Movies 25 Years Ago

Toy Story: How Pixar Changed Movies 25 Years Ago

It’s been 25 years since the world met Buzz Lightyear and Woody. Toy Story’s release marked a major change in animation and cinema history. It was the first full-length feature film by Pixar Animation Studios. It was the world’s first fully computer-animated film. Yet, from our present-day perspective, Toy Story can be seen as evolutionary rather than revolutionary. It was a marker of already developing trends in the 1990s and a continuation of enduring traditions from the history of animation.

Malcolm Cook, Associate Professor in Film Studies, University of Southampton
The Conversation


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