Episode 043 of the Pixar Post Podcast – Our Studio Visit to Discuss ‘The Good Dinosaur’, Interview With Sharon Calahan & Much More

In episode 043 of the Pixar Post Podcast we chat about our visit to Pixar Animation Studios to dig into The Good Dinosaur, the Pixar Archives & more.
Pixar Post Podcast 43 The Good Dinosaur

In episode 043 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we chat about our recent visit to Pixar Animation Studios to dig into the creation of The Good Dinosaur, our visit to the Pixar Archives, and much more.


  • Kicking off the show, Julie recounts her recent trip to the studio, describing the 2-day event which explored the research, creation and challenges the team overcame along the path of crafting the modern day dinosaur film. Additional details from the visit can be found in our Behind-the-Scenes look at the film as well as our visit to the Pixar Archives. (Future podcast episodes will also share additional details on the event and interviews with employees.)


Starting at 31:39 into the show, we chat about our visit to a Good Dino Campus Crawl event at Eastern Michigan University with Lighting Supervisor, Jonathan Pytko (additional details from the event are included in this post).

Jonathan Pytko Pixar


Starting at 39:30 into the podcast, we share our group interview, followed by our 1-on-1 interview with the Director of Photography for Lighting, Sharon Calahan. She discusses the research trip to the wilderness for inspiration, how her landscape paintings shaped the look of the film, as well as the other films that served as inspiration for the vast and gorgeous landscape. If you like digging into Pixar’s research trips, this is a fantastic interview to listen to.

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