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Pixar has created 11 films over the course of more than 25 years and over that time has accumulated countless works of art within their archives. Pixar: 25 Years of Animation is the exhibition that kicked of in NYC back in 2005 (when it started it was “20 years of animation”). The tour then traveled throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and more before returning to the studio’s backyard at the Oakland Museum of California the end of July. The show features 500 pieces, including some from the box-office record-breaking hit – Toy Story 3.

I remember first seeing Pixar animation back in the 90’s when I attended the annual Spike and Mike’s Animation Festival at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston. Good times. Pixar really has been leading animation for many decades now, so it’s wonderful to see the process and behind-the-scenes creations that lead to the on-screen masterpieces.

Today is running a photo slideshow of some of the exhibit’s amazing items so I thought I’d give my readers the heads up to check it out if you are unable to attend the museum exhibit. As Disney fans, I’m sure we’ve all seen quite a few of these pictures, but perhaps you’ll see something new or enjoy a second look. To infinity and beyond!