“We need kids to make stuff.”
That quote comes from Lindsey Collins, Producer of Finding Dory and VP of Development at Pixar. Collins was on hand for interviews at the media preview of the California Science Center’s newest exhibit: The Science Behind Pixar. Located in Exposition Park, just south of downtown Los Angeles, the California Science Center is a place dedicated to exploring the science behind aviation, space travel, the ecosystems of our world, and, beginning this Saturday, one of the world’s most well known animation studios.
You’d be hardpressed to find someone who wasn’t intimately familiar with Pixar’s stable of characters. Woody, Buzz, Mike, Sully, Marlin, Dory, Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl. These characters are frequent fixtures of backpacks, lunch boxes, and living room televisions, but what are they doing in a science museum in the heart of LA? Well, it turns out, even as popular as these movies are (along with the modern ubiquity of computer animation) there are still a lot of misconceptions about how these films and characters come to life.