While in San Francisco for an all-expenses paid trip for a special Cars 3 Event with Disney Pixar and Sonoma Raceway, I was treated to an extra special presentation focusing on the PIXAR IN A BOX program. Now, don’t feel bad if you’re a Disney Pixar fan and you’ve never heard of it – because I hadn’t until I watched a presentation in 2016. It’s a super cool program and I really wish that more people knew about it…so here I am!
So what exactly IS PIXAR IN A BOX?
Disney Pixar really wanted to bring people at home a way to learn more about design and programming that makes everyone’s favorite animated movies, and they came up with this amazing plan…create a FREE home-based learning system that teaches how math & artistry work together in digital animation!
While this is a perfect system for young people, it’s also a pretty cool way for adults to see how you can code and program graphics that go into making animated movies…while I must admit that I had a hard time following along at first – math is NOT my forte – even I was able to grasp the concept once I saw it in action.
There are tutorials available FOR FREE – that’s right, an entirely free catalog – on Khan Academy, and it’s one of those systems where you can do individual lessons, or create an account and work your way through the catalog, one lesson at a time. Can you see where I am going with this? Think homeschooling lessons, coops and home-led learning – the sky is really the limit with this kind of resource!
You can learn how to do everything from creating special effects, make animated patterns, rigging PIXAR IN A BOX is an amazing resource for people kids, teens and adults who wants to explore the world of animation!
Pixar in a Box produces 12 new lessons each year, and right now their entire catalog is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese!
We attended a presentation with Elyse Klaidman and Tony Derose at Pixar to learn more about the program and I was so impressed!
Want an example of the kinds of things you can learn with PIXAR IN A BOX? Check out this brand new trailer for Cars 3!
Get social with DISNEY PIXAR and Cars 3
Like CARS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PixarCars/
Follow CARS 3 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pixarcars
Follow CARS 3 on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pixarcars/
Subscribe to the Disney/Pixar YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/DisneyPixar
Visit the official CARS 3 website here: http://movies.disney.com/cars-3
CARS 3 opens in theatres everywhere on June 16th!