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Meet Katherine Sarafian, Producer of Brave

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On my recent visit to Pixar Studios I had the great pleasure of interviewing Katherine Sarafian, the producer of the highly anticipated film Brave. She shared some nuggets (seems like there should be a McNuggets joke in there somewhere) about working at Pixar and the story behind Brave, which, in case I haven’t made it clear, looks awesome.

On her career with Pixar:

Well, it has been a long road, but I think that Pixar is one of those places where you can work on lots of different films and have a different career on each film, so I try. On each film I grew into a new role. I started sort of entry level, at the bottom, and moved up. By the time I was on “A Bug’s Life” I was a first-time manager, and once I learned that I could manage people, and really enjoyed doing that, then there was a progression into marketing for a while.

… Pixar is very much about how you recover from your errors. Because I, you know, we, learned on the job. A lot of us did here.

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New Brave Trailer from Pixar

The third trailer for the Disney*Pixar animated feature Brave is now online and, guess what, you actually learn a bit about what the movie is about. Love the new footage showing some of the films humor. We’re also getting to know more of what makes… Read More »New Brave Trailer from Pixar

Disney*Pixar one of First Brands to Get Branded Twitter Pages

Twitter rolled out a couple big changes today. A new twitter homepage and app that focuses the experience more on activity was the first to be announced. Then they also dropped a new type of Twitter page designed with brands in mind.

Disney*Pixar was one of the first 21 brands given access to the new pages. As you can see they’re using it to highlight Pixar’s Brave. Not only is there a banner available, but brands can pin a post at the top of their timeline, the Brave trailer was selected here.

I also am very interested in the background for the Disney*Pixar twitter brand page. It looks to be a background from Brave. In CG Animation, this isn’t anything unique, but it’s still fun to explore.

I’ve uploaded a full copy without the twitter windows below the cut for you to explore:

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John Lasseter unveils Pixar USPS Stamps

In a move that is sure to bolster the United States Post Office’s failing bottom line, the chief creative officer of Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, John Lasseter, and deputy postmaster general, Ronald Stroman, unveiled the USPS Send a Hello Forever stamp series… Read More »John Lasseter unveils Pixar USPS Stamps

Pixar buys first ever ‘promoted’ Trending Topic on Twitter

Here’s an interesting footnote for Disney history, the first ever promoted Trending Topic on the popular Twitter.com microblogging service was advertising Pixar’s much anticipated Toy Story 3 film. If you log onto the web service and look in the right hand column you’ll see that… Read More »Pixar buys first ever ‘promoted’ Trending Topic on Twitter

Disney Aims UP for Best Picture

Disney has placed an ad for Pixar’s UP on the front cover of The Hollywood Reporter as part of a campaign to get it an Academy Award. Up’s covers commonly draw attention to the fact that Pixar’s 10th film is the best reviewed movie of… Read More »Disney Aims UP for Best Picture