Big Screen Animation (previously Pixar Blog), recently had an interview with Alvy Ray Smith (one of the founders of Pixar). Rather than us summarizing that interview with our own summary, click the link below and read the interview right on the Big Screen Animation site.
The interview centers mostly around the beginning of Pixar and how Steve Jobs affected Smith's future with Pixar.
Since Big Screen Animation posted their interview with Alvy, A113 Animation has posted their interview with Alvy as well. This interview is more of an in-depth view of the beginnings of Pixar and if you're looking for a few more history tidbits, I'd recommend checking it out here.
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