Pixar Movie Posters From Around the World

When a film hits theaters, very few people ever think about how it will be contextualized around the world. Often, we assume that one size fits all. But the truth is, culture matters. And so marketing departments will research the best ways to communicate a product they are attempting to sell in the language of the people they are trying to reach.

Although it is fascinating to see these Pixar movie posters using words and phrases tailored to a culture, I am mostly fascinated with the changes made to each film title.

Check out some of these wonderfully designed Pixar movie posters in their drastically contextualized forms.

Brave, 2012. ©Disney/Pixar. 

Brave, 2012. ©Disney/Pixar. 

Toy Story, 2010. ©Disney/Pixar. 

Toy Story, 2010. ©Disney/Pixar. 

UP, 2009. ©Disney/Pixar. 

UP, 2009. ©Disney/Pixar. 

Monsters University, 2013. ©Disney/Pixar. 

Monsters University, 2013. ©Disney/Pixar. 

Cars 2, 2011. ©Disney/Pixar. 

Cars 2, 2011. ©Disney/Pixar. 

Finding Nemo, 2004. ©Disney/Pixar. 

Finding Nemo, 2004. ©Disney/Pixar. 


Let These Pixar Sand Sculptures Inspire You

Last month, my friend Kyle posted a link to my Facebook Timeline that directed me to a collection of Pixar-themed sand sculptures. My jaw dropped when I saw the images of these wonderfully crafted masterpieces.     

So, I decided to share them here for your viewing pleasure. Perhaps they will help you nourish your own creativity.

The Blankenberge fest featured sculptures on the beach—like this  massive  Cars  sculpture .  Courtesy: Disney Parks.

The Blankenberge fest featured sculptures on the beach—like this massive Cars sculptureCourtesy: Disney Parks.

When Brave came out a few years ago, Disney marked the occasion by holding a Highland Games Tournament at Epcot.  Courtesy: Disney Parks.

When Brave came out a few years ago, Disney marked the occasion by holding a Highland Games Tournament at Epcot. Courtesy: Disney Parks.

The 2013 Weston-super-Mare Sand Sculpture festival in England featured this  Toy Story 3  piece.  Courtesy: Getty Images. 

The 2013 Weston-super-Mare Sand Sculpture festival in England featured this Toy Story 3 piece. Courtesy: Getty Images. 

Finding Nemo.  Courtesy of: Diswhiz.com

Finding Nemo. Courtesy of: Diswhiz.com

Inspired yet? To view the entire gallery, click here.  

Behind Every Camera There Is...

Woody's Boot: Jojography via Favim.com

Woody's Boot: Jojography via Favim.com

There are a long list of phrases that photographers, in general, dislike. Good hearted people will mistakenly say things like, "Your camera takes great pictures". But the truth is, the camera doesn't take great pictures. My camera is only the tool. My camera is my paintbrush. The image sensor (and sometimes film) is my canvas. The lens is my chisel and the world before me is my giant block of marble. What comes out of my darkroom (digital or otherwise) is a unique representation of how I see the world. It's not the way the camera sees it.  

Painters look at a canvas and see swirls of paint working together to create a painting. Sculptors look at a chunk of rock and see a three dimensional creation that they need to dig out. As a photographer, I look everywhere and see shadows. I see depth. I see colors and tones and textures. I work with light and angles, painting with light and sculpting with my lens.

Jessica Chastain as Princess Merida in Latest Disney Dream Portrait by Annie Leibovitz for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts.

Jessica Chastain as Princess Merida in Latest Disney Dream Portrait by Annie Leibovitz for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts.

Sadly, in some circles, photography is undervalued as an art form. There is this idea that because something that already exist can be reproduced then it lacks artistic integrity. Yet, I don't see filmmakers struggling with this. The truth is that art is the creation from out of my mind. Photography is simply my medium of choice. Still cameras and two dimensional images make sense to my brain and to my imagination. Whether I choose to share that with paint or stone or digital images or stick figures really makes no difference. That is why I do this. That is why I love this.

For this event, I think that photography is one of the more challenging mediums to work with. If you are going the character route, you have to find locations, models, possibly make up artists - all before you even take a single shot. Finding landscapes to match existing animation is tricky as well. But this is where creativity and imagination will shine. As photographers, it is up to us to take the visible world in front of us, the concept we are in pursuit of, and CREATE. You may want to use silhouettes, special lighting, expressive colors, and anything else that comes into your mind to put together an image that will excite the imagination of others. Best of luck to you in your pursuit of some amazing images!

Pixar Inspired Photography

Photographers eager to participate in the Pixar benefit exhibition are free to get creative with engagement shoots, lifestyle portraits, or landscape photography

Top: Savi Yummy (Brave cosplay). Bottom: Joy-Harmon-Prouty (Up engagement shoot)

Top: Savi Yummy (Brave cosplay). Bottom: Joy-Harmon-Prouty (Up engagement shoot)

Ideas are everywhere. Recreate a scene from Cars, reference the architecture as seen in Ratatouille, or have your friends dress up like The Incredibles

To complete the entry form, click here. All show pieces must be submitted by Tuesday, September 30th.

Kim Jae Hwan (Monsters Inc.). 

Kim Jae Hwan (Monsters Inc.). 

Joel Robinson (Toy Story). 

Joel Robinson (Toy Story).