Episode 030 of the Pixar Post Podcast – Our interview with Pixarian Mahyar Abousaeedi, SDCC ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot’ News and More

Pixar Post Podcast episode 30

In episode 030 of the Pixar Post Podcast we discuss:

Pixar Post Website Updates

  • At the top of the episode we chat about two new changes to our site.

Pixar News

  • Starting at 4:19 into the podcast – we chat about the exciting news that Angus MacLane’s LEGO WALL•E has reached the 10,000 votes mark on Lego Ideas – we chat about what this means and out hopes for the fun project.
Wall-E LEGO by Angus MacLane
  • Starting at 8:13 into the podcast – we chat about the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) merchandise news and cover the Pixar Villain Vinylmation news as well as some Toy Story That Time Forgot merchandise.
  • Starting at 15:40 into the podcast – we chat about the SDCC panel discussion surrounding Toy Story That Time Forgot. The links we discussed during the podcast were – Our event summary of the panel, our Live Google Hangout to discuss the news of the day and our forum page where readers have been really digging into the Toy Story That Time Forgot news.

Part Four of The Pixar Pipeline Project

  • Starting at 27:48 into the podcast – We are excited to bring our fourth interview as part of the Pixar Pipeline Project. The Project is a nine-part series of Pixar interviews which will allow us to follow the path of a Pixar movie through its journey from story to screen. 
  • Our fourth interview is with Mahyar Abousaeedi from Pixar’s layout department. We chat about everything from a day-in-the-life of a layout artist, to some amazing insights into Up and how Mahyar’s vision helped tweak a moment from the iconic Married Life sequence.
  • Finally, we wrap up with a discussion on Mahyar’s journey to Pixar as well as some great insight as to how someone would navigate their way to a layout position at an animation company.
Mahyar Abousaeedi Pixar
Mahyar Abousaeedi photo © Pixar Animation Studios

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Comments 7
  1. Thanks for the podcast guys! The interview with Mahyar was very informative, layout is an amazing part of the process. I wonder how much competition there is in the industry as opposed to positions in the art or the animation department.

  2. Hey – thanks for the feedback – we're so glad you enjoyed the episode! Mahyar was so easy to chat with, we could have just kept talking away!In regards to your thoughts on competition in the industry – layout is a smaller division…but I love the question. Just because it's smaller doesn't mean that the competition is fierce – people may be just driving ahead for other areas of focus within animation. That's a great question.

  3. Tried to get you guys a set each – – ONE set per person no matter who you were or are….and they were sold out…I guess they do not know you guys.

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