Disney Pic of the Week: Pixar

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Disney did one thing right when they teamed up, and later bought, Pixar Studios. Disney knew computer generated imagery (CGI) was the future of animated movie making. Pixar was not only ahead of every other studio in CGI but had the talent and creativity to produce good stories to go with the technology.

With the acquisition of Pixar, Disney has brought Pixar’s characters to its themeparks. Toy Story Mania in Disney’s Hollywood Studios has been a huge success with FastPasses gone only two to three hours after the park opens. This was my family’s plight on the day we wanted to go on the ride. We decided to take the time and go through the stand-by line. We weaved through bigger than life sized toys and games from the Toy Story movies before coming to the highlight of the queue: an interactive, audio-animatronic of Mr. Potato Head. Featuring the voice of Don Rickles, the actor who voiced Mr. Potato Head in the movies. He even called me a Hockey Puck! He must have guessed about my ice hockey playing days back in high school, eh?

Mr. Potato Head greets guests in the Toy Story Mania queue in Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida

Mr. Potato Head banters with guests in the Toy Story Mania queue.
Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/50s, f/3.5, ISO 200, EV -2.0, 16mm focal length

Barrie and Lisa will be here on Thursday and Saturday with their favorite Disney Pic of the Week photos of Pixar characters, rides, parades or movies.

Scott's "Photographic Innoventions" blog focuses on intermediate to advanced photography concepts and techniques relevant for Point and Shoot and Digital SLR cameras.

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