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Breaking free from the Pixar look

A rebellion is brewing among the world's top studios, as the dominance of the Pixar style is seen to be limiting creativity and diversity in animation

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Debarghya Sanyal
The recent Oscar win for Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio isn’t quite garnering the attention it deserves. The film's Oscar conquest has added fuel to a quiet but growing rebellion amongst the world’s top animation studios. But to know the rebellion we must rewind.

Our story begins with an oft-told tale: Pixar and its epoch-defining 1995 debut, Toy Story. At a time when most computer-generated 3D animated content resembled plastic figurines in motion, it was a stroke of genius to make a film about toys. With toys as characters, Pixar allowed itself the space to experiment with an eclectic mix of facial
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First Published: Apr 28 2023 | 10:14 PM IST

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