1. You know, Good Dinosaur doesn’t meet our standards, so we’re going to restart. It’s a promising idea, but we need to rethink the team.
    — Ed Catmull

    (Source: Fast Company)


  2. Story, Art, Modeling, Layout, Animation and Simulation, and Lighting/Final Frame

    (Source: blogs.disney.com)


  3. Go Away Green wallpaper by Louie Mantia

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  4. Like Walt Disney, Steve (Jobs) had an expectation of excellence. He has obsessively high standards and he never accepted the merely good; he only accepted insanely great. He believed success came from collaboration, and great things in business were never done by one person. He thought deeply about everything and never rushed important matters. He would urge me to focus on what counts. He believed what mattered most was “great ideas and great people”
    — Robert A. Iger
    President and CEO of The Walt Disney Company
    Taken from the 2011 Annual Report of The Walt Disney Company
    (via pomegranatechapstick)

    One of my favorite Jobs quotes is from the Pixar acquisition: “My goal has always been not only to make great products, but to build great companies. Walt Disney did that. And the way we did the merger, we kept Pixar as a great company and helped Disney remain one as well.”

    (via fuckyeaheljobso)


  5. Magic Highway U.S.A. 1958


  6. (Source: twitter.com)


  7. If you had the chance to change your fate… would you?

    (Source: twitter.com)


  8. yeahdisneyaudios: Main Street USA - Disneyland Railroad Arrival and Departure Announcement

    I dunno why I didn’t think of it before, but I just used iTunes to make a ringtone out of the YOUUURRRR ATTENTION PLEASE at the beginning… grab it here.


  9. jdhilger:

    Tokyo Disneyland

    Tomorrowland has a unique feel in Tokyo Disneyland. It feels a lot like a 1980s Tomorrowland that was never refurbed but instead just constantly plussed. None of the neon alley feel of the Magic Kingdom nor the failed retro future of Disneyland in Anaheim. Tomorrowland in Tokyo is also a lot more vertical, often placing you on the 2nd story of buildings, which is something not seen as much in the American parks. A big part of this is the Star Tours area of the park, shown here. There’s a lot going on in this shot, so let me walk you through it.

    The main building we see is a space-hangar, which serves as the Star Tours queue. The Star Tours building/queue is more of a complex in Tokyo, with much more space and detail than the American versions. First off is the massive building: it houses the first part of the queue which is a “hangar” room not present in other versions of the ride (it then goes on to a variation of the familiar 3-room Star Tours queue). if you look closely you can see one of the Starspeeders in the hangar through the windows of the hangar doors. The windowed walkway in the middle of the shot is part of the exit of Star Tours, leading you across the way to a familiar looking security guard and a 2nd floor area which features some more Tomorrowland details, a small ice cream shop and some seating for the pizza restaurant. Below and behind the walkway you see the exterior line for Monster’s Inc Ride-Go-Seek, with part of the Monster’s Inc. building facade visible above the walkway. To the left of the frame is an outdoor theater used for stage shows, and to the left of that is Space Mountain.

    Holy crap Star Tours in Tokyo looks amazing. I want to go there. Unfortunately… Tokyo Disneyland’s Star Tours will close on April 2, 2012, to make way for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue which will open in Spring 2013.


  10. @disneypixar:

    Look for the beauty in the debris.