Leslie Iwerks' The Pixar Story Now Available on iTunes
I'm breaking our theatrical-only policy today to bring you the news that The Pixar Story documentary is now available on iTunes. For a mere $14.99 (it's worth it) you can download and watch one of the best documentaries you'll see all year. This fascinating film from Leslie Iwerks looks at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of Toy Story and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's relationship with Disney, and its remarkable initial string of eight hits. If you are remotely a Pixar fan or just love their movies, this is unquestionably a must watch!
Initially, The Pixar Story was released only on TV on the Starz movie channel, meaning those who didn't have the channel wouldn't be able to watch it at all. Thankfully I caught it at a friend's house back in April and enjoyed the hell out of it, as it delves deep into the origin story of Pixar like you've never seen before. If you already own Wall-E on DVD, I believe this documentary is on there somewhere (I haven't confirmed it myself). Otherwise, do yourself a big favor, and go download this documentary! Thanks to our friends at Upcoming Pixar for first pointing this out. Here's the direct iTunes link for The Pixar Story.