The Science Behind Pixar: Over 100 Images from the Exhibition

     October 15, 2016


The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition, featuring 40 interactive elements and human-size recreations of such beloved Pixar film characters as Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, WALL•E and Edna Mode, is being showcased at the California Science Center in Los Angeles through April 9, 2017.

The exhibition is broken into eight distinct sections that each focus on a step of the filmmaking process – Modeling, Rigging, Surfaces, Sets & Camera, Animation, Simulation, Lighting and Rendering – that provides guests with a unique view of the production pipeline used at Pixar, every day. While exploring screen-based activities, physical interactives and video stories, attendees can get hands-on and listen to firsthand accounts from members of the studio’s production teams.

If you’re a fan, of any age, of the films of Pixar – from the first-ever computer animated feature film Toy Story to Inside Out – or just animation, in general, the exhibition is a unique look into the Pixar process, that explores the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters. I highly recommend checking it out!

This special exhibition charges admission, so please visit for more detailed information and ticket prices. Take a look at the images below.

All photos by Christina Radish.

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