Audiences embraced it, and Toy Story announced to the industry that there was a new game in town. Pixar Animation Studios, led by John Lasseter and Ed Catmull, inspired a digital revolution, blurring the line between art and technology and bringing beloved characters to life with heart and humor.
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of 1995’s Toy Story, the first entirely computer-animated feature film, by joining Lasseter and Catmull in conversation with moderator Jon Favreau as they share their stories and the challenges they faced along the way on October 1, 2015 at 7:30 PM.
John Lasseter received a Special Achievement Oscar in 1995 for Toy Story. Catmull went on to receive an Oscar for his contributions to Renderman, the software that was instrumental to the creation of the film. The film earned Oscar nominations for Original Song, Original Musical or Comedy Score, and Original Screenplay. Pixar Animation Studios has received multiple Oscars for a myriad of films since then.
Tickets for “Toy Story: 20 Years of Being an Animation Game-Changer” are $5 for general admission and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at http://www.oscars.org starting September 16, 2015. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.