Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Up, Up and Away

Beauty and the Beast:

Last weekend my wife and I were lucky enough to visit San Francisco to attend the Pixar wrap party for their 10th film: Up. We are back home now, but I feel a little bit like an Apollo astronaut that has returned to Earth from a Moon-shot... my body is here, but my head is still "there". What an excellent time we had- saw old friends, hob-knobbed with the stars and was thoroughly blown away by the finished film that I had worked on. 

While I was at Pixar I was fortunate to work alongside some of the most talented artists in the business and I'm eternally grateful for all that I learned from these fine people. What a great experience it was. I have to say that I'm very proud of Up and how it turned out. It certainly is not the standard story that we tend to see in today's animated films... or even non-animated films for that matter. I can't wait to see it again- as well as hear what folks have to say about it!

After the screening we headed over to the party held amidst the art deco splendor of the Fox theater in Oakland! If you get the chance, you really have to check this place out, it's truly magnificent.

Here's the gorgeous gal that accompanied me, posing by one of 5 posters that I had created to celebrate the film. They had them all displayed in the poster cases outside the theater.
(I'm going to check and see if it's okay to show them here on the blog, so......"Stay tuned.")

...Is she a doll or what? ;)


rico said...

Looks like you guys had an amazing time! You guys look great, the posters look great, and I can't wait to see the movie!

Jon McNally said...

Congrats to you, good sir.

Breadwig said...

didja get poster permission yet? Digja? Great pics, Merrill and I can't wait to see the movie.

Chad Carter said...

A living doll, sir! The dude with her looks like he probably has a barcode tattooed on the back of his head, and twin nickleplated .45s under his jacket.

Greg Pope said...

Congratulations my friend. I only hope the movie lives up to the amazing poster art..