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Pixar stars leave their mark at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort


When Disney decided to finish the second half of Pop Century, it gave it a theme that honored the very thing that helped make The Walt Disney Company what it is today – animation. Re-christened Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, the focus is on four main films from the Disney and Pixar oevres – “The Lion King,” “Cars,” “The Little Mermaid,” and “Finding Nemo.”

To honor the artists who made those films, and others at Pixar and Disney Animation, a new tradition was started. Animators, and others closely involved in filmmaking, who visit the Walt Disney World resort on official business are invited to stop by and autograph the storyboard art that makes up the giant lobby chandelier. We’ve covered previous visits here.

Recently Pizar wizards Pete Docter, Jerome Ranft, and Jay Ward were in town for an event and they stopped by the leave their mark:

If you haven’t been to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, be sure to stop by to tour the amazing lobby and the wonderfully designed hotel courtyards. The Finding Nemo pool area is one of the best at Walt Disney World. You’ll also find some unique