In episode 053 of the Pixar Post Podcast, we center in on two main topics — Our discussion with Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera on the development of the now-beloved film, Inside Out, and how it is being honored at the first annual AutFest (details below).
Additionally, we continue our “Ask Pixar Post” segment where you ask the questions (this time centered around Disney), and we answer them (with some quirky and fun responses included).
DISCUSSION WITH PETE DOCTER & JONAS RIVERA
ABOUT THE AUTFEST
Celebrating autism awareness “from spectrum to screen,” AutFest, the first film festival solely dedicated to an autism audience and filmmakers will take place this weekend, April 22-23, 2017. The first Annual AutFest International Film Festival will honor Oscar-winning director, actor, and filmmaker Ben Affleck and Oscar-winning Pixar Animation Studios’ filmmakers, Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera, for their cinematic portrayals of the complexity of human emotions in The Accountant and Inside Out.
On-hand to honor Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera will be AutFest Honorary Committee member, Ed Asner (who voiced Carl from UP), after the sensory-friendly screening of the film. The screening which will take place Sunday, April 23 at 12:20 PM, will be followed by a Q&A where Asner will present Pete and Jonas with their award and allow for audience-generated questions.
Saturday, April 22
10:00 AM — Block of Shorts
12:15 PM — Redha
2:20 PM — Aspergers Are Us
3:50 PM — Swim Team
5:30 PM — Swim Team Q&A with Director Lara Stolman
6:00 PM — Jack of the Red Hearts
7:55 PM — Life, Animated
9:30 PM — Life, Animated Panel of Siblings
Sunday, April 23
10:30 AM — Destiny
12:20 PM — Inside Out
1:55 PM — Inside Out Q&A with Pixar’s Pete Docter & Jonas Rivera
2:50 PM — Po
4:25 PM — Po Q&A with director John Asher & actor Julian Feder
4:50 PM — Sponsor Reel
5:00 PM — The Accountant
7:10 PM — The Accountant Q&A with Ben Affleck
8:00 PM — VIP Reception at the Cafe TuTu Tango