Science Behind Pixar

May 19, visitors to Science World at TELUS World of Science will be inspired by the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters, with The Science Behind Pixar. Presented locally by White Spot Restaurants, this interactive 12,000 square foot exhibition showcases the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award winning films to the big screen.

This amazing new exhibit is going to be so fun and will be a HUGE must see for any little animation lovers out there. As a lifetime fan of Pixar (I remember the days before Pixar) I can’t wait to check out everything they have in store. Getting a chance to get a behind the scenes look at how they made some of my favorite animated movies.

Science Behind Pixar

In Sets & Cameras, for example, visitors will discover how a bugs-eye view was achieved for A Bug’s Life, through camera angles and large-set design within the computer. Visitors will envision how digital sculptures are created based on sketches from artists in Modeling, and explore Lighting to solve challenges similar to what Pixar artists faced in creating animated water with virtual light in Finding NemoRigging showcases how the models are given a virtual skeleton to enable the animators to add movement and in Surfaces, visitors can immerse themselves in the techniques behind adding colour and texture to every surface in a film. Visitors will also have the opportunity to take their photo with human-size recreations of many of their favorite Pixar film characters, including Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, Edna Mode, and WALL•E.

Behind Pixar will get give kids and parents a chance to learn how all these things are made in a great hands on environment. You will be able to tour around and ask all the questions that your little hearts desire while checking out some of your most beloved Pixar characters.

BONUS: GUESS WHAT?!

Telus World of Science is giving me the chance to send one lucky family of four to see the exhibit for themselves! All you have to do is follow all the instructions below and you’ll be entered for your chance to win! Share with your friends and family and better your chances by completing as many entries as possible!

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You have until May 28th to enter and WIN!

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15 Comments

  1. I still remember the original Pixar lamp which I think is my fave Pixar character.

  2. buuuuzzzzzz lightyear “to infinity and beyond!”

  3. We love the Toy Story gang. Especially Mr, and Mrs. Potatohead.

  4. I know daddy’s fav is Toy Story mama’s Monsters Inc. And our three year old loves Dory! Baby man doesn’t have a fav yet

  5. Has to be Dorie. Just keep swimming.

  6. Buzz Lightyear is our family’s fav

  7. We love Buzz Lightyear because the Toy Story movies are our favourite.


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