A few days ago I re-watched the excellent documentary ‘The Pixar Story’, a 2007 film that chronicles the origins, the early struggles, and the eventual amazing successes of Pixar Studios. While in 2012 it may seem obvious that computer generated animation can produce incredible images and lead to fantastic results, (like Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Cars, etc.), that belief was not widely held when Pixar was starting out. The film does a superb job of profiling the early visionaries and eventual leaders in the computer animation field, namely John Lasseter, Ed Catmull, and even everyone’s favorite tech titan Steve Jobs, whose investments and belief in Pixar allowed it to survive some tough early years.
Read the whole post over at Steve Boese’s HR Technology Journal (an FOT contributor blog)