The Pixar universe lands at CaixaForum Palma with a program full of activities for all audiences. Until next January 9, 2022, the space in Plaça de Weyler will host the exhibition “Pixar. Building characters”. An exhibition that delves into the process of creating the protagonists and the visual development of the films and the animation studio, the result of long and careful teamwork.

Through audiovisual testimonies, the studio’s own cartoonists reveal the ins and outs behind the construction of the studio’s mythical and endearing protagonists. In total, this Pixar exhibition at CaixaForum exhibits 124 drawings and 48 models. In them you can see the construction process to reach its final appearance. These are works that belong to different productions of the factory. From “Toy Story” to “Soul” -his most recent film represented with a sketch-, going through “Brave”, “Ratatouille”, “Monsters”, “Cars”, “Bugs”, “Coco” and “Up”.

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Some of the original drawings included in the Pixar exhibition at CaixaForum have never before been shown outside the studios and reflect how each artist chooses which technique best suits their individual style. There are drawings in pencil, marker, gouache, digital painting, acrylic, watercolor… Storyboard fragments are also included, which show how each step in the evolution of a character responds to a literary script but also a graphic one.

“Pixar. Building Characters” also includes various audiovisuals. Among them, the one that welcomes visitors to the exhibition, the animated short “Luxo Jr.” (1986), one of the first Pixar projects, directed by John Lasseter, who was the creative director of the studios and director of “Toy Story.”

Opening hours of the Pixar exhibition in Palma

The exhibition, organized by Pixar Animation Studios in collaboration with the ”la Caixa” Foundation, will be open to the public until January 9, 2022. General hours are from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm. Sundays and holidays, from 11am to 2pm. The cultural center has a service of educators throughout the week that provides for the presence of an educator in the room available to the public for any questions or comments about the exhibition. The service will be provided during the hours indicated on the center’s website.

Within the framework of the exhibition “Pixar. Building characters”, CaixaForum will have the presence of four experts to talk about the past, present and future of one of the most prestigious animation companies in the world. The talk program will be held on Thursdays and is as follows:

  • October 21, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.: Introduction to Pixar, by Jordi Sánchez Navarro.
  • October 28, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.: The script and characters in Pixar productions, by Ángel Sala.
  • November 4, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.: How to get to work at Pixar and not die trying ?, by Eduardo Martín.
  • November 11, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.: What will be the future of Pixar within the new Disney?, by Elena Neira.

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Film screenings: Pixar Universe

The Pixar exhibition at CaixaForum Palma will also offer a series of films and short films from the factory. In it, a journey through the history of the animation studio is carried out, from its first work released in cinemas, and today it has already become a classic of animation, such as “Toy Story” (1995), until reaching one of its latest productions with “Coco” (2017), a spectacular musical melodrama that pays tribute to popular Mexican folklore. It will also screen “The Incredibles” (2004), Pixar’s first film starring human characters, and “Up” (2009), its first foray into 3D.

  • October 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm: “Toy Story”. John Lasseter, 1995, USA, VOSE. With the previous screening of the short film “Tin Toy” (John Lasseter, 1988, USA, VOSE).
  • October 9, 2021 at 6:00 pm: “The Incredibles”. Brad Bird, 2004, USA, VOSE. With the previous screening of the short film “Jack Jack attacks” (Brad Bird, 2005, USA, VOSE).
  • November 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm: “Up”. Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, 2009, USA, VOSE. With the previous screening of the short film “Partially cloudy” (Peter Sohn, 2009, USA, VOSE).
  • November 6, 2021 at 6:00 pm: “Coco”. Lee Unkrich, Adrián Molina, 2017, USA, VOSE. With the preview of the short film “Dante’s Lauch: A Short Tail” (Lee Unkrich, Adrián Molina, 2017, USA, VOSE).