While in LA for an all-expenses paid trip to attend the world premiere of Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory last week, 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 either!
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!
— The Rebel Chick ✈️ (@TheRebelChick) June 9, 2016
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 do everything from learn how to do special effects, make animated patterns, rigging – this is an amazing resource for people kids (or anyone!) 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!
About Finding Dory
Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? Directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E”) and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer “WALL•E”), the film features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton.
You can catch the FINDING DORY movie trailer here – it will make you laugh!
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FINDING DORY is playing in theaters everywhere now!