Disney/Pixar sent me on an all-expense paid trip as part of the Cars 3 Sonoma Raceway press event in San Francisco. All opinions are 100% my own.
I am counting down the days until Cars 3 is in Theaters!
Ka-Chow! Are you excited to see Cars 3 race into theaters this year? I know I am! After being at the Sonoma Raceway and at PIXAR, I am beyond excited for June 16th!
One of my favorite parts of the trip was learning about Pixar in a Box– I had heard about it, but never fully realized the potential for learning and STEM resources. My son has always been creative and loves to code, loves to draw, loves photography and Pixar in a Box helps him mesh those skills for a new learning experience. Yes, he is 14 and doesn’t like to do “school” in the summer, but Pixar in a Box is different. It’s fun- it’s challenging- it’s more than just learning.
What is Pixar in a Box?
Pixar in a Box is a behind-the-scenes look at how Pixar artists do their jobs. You will be able to animate bouncing balls, build a swarm of robots, and make virtual fireworks explode. The subjects you learn in school — math, science, computer science, and humanities — are used every day to create amazing movies at Pixar. This collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and Khan Academy is sponsored by Disney.
Khan Academy partnered with Pixar to show the world that math and science makes their amazing films.
We got the honor of talking to Elyse Klaidman (Director, Exhibitions and Educational Partnerships at Pixar Animation Studios) and Tony DeRose Research (Group Lead) about Pixar in a Box.
Elyse said: Kids ask- Why do I have to learn this? Why is this important?” So that is why Pixar in a Box exists. To support educators in their goals to incorporate content that will help students know this is why. You study math and you may actually be able to make a movie with that.
We learned that learning goes beyond the Pixar walls- did you know that 50 to 75 college interns work on a movie and they partner with local art collages?
Pixar in a box nurtures the next generation. They build stories that reflect the world we live in and that starts with education.
Did you know?
- The collection of topics is the challenges that Pixar is actually facing- like averaging, environments, and parabolas arcs!
- Each topic on Pixar in a box is hosted by a Pixar employee?
- There is an app for that? You can even make your own Dino Skin!
- There have been 3 years or seasons of learning on Pixar in a box. The first year was math, the second year was science and the third year is STORYTELLING!
- We are Storytellers!
- Learn more about the Storytelling here– why? At PIXAR, Story is KING!
When they say your time is up, it’s time to make your move. Watch the new trailer for Cars 3.
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!
Don’t forget- Cars 3 Opens in 3D June 16th in Theaters EVERYWHERE!
Be sure to stay connected socially for ALL of the latest information and be sure to RACE to the theaters on June 16th!!
Check out my other Cars 3 Posts HERE!