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“Radio Dolin” is a project of film critic Anton Dolin, where he talks about cinema and not only. The new issue focuses on Pixar cartoons, from the very first Toy Story to 2022’s Buzz Lightyear and I’m Blushing.
In 2022, the American animation studio Pixar released two cartoons at once: “Buzz Lightyear” – about the adventures of the protagonist of “Toy Story” and “I’m Blushing” – about a teenage girl who turns into a red panda from an excess of emotions. The new issue of Radio Dolin is not only about these films. It’s about everything that makes up the Pixar universe.
Working within the Disney Corporation, the founders of Pixar maintain creative independence in each of their projects. Once the key to their success was technical innovation and the patronage of Steve Jobs, whose name is the main building of the studio in San Francisco.
Today, Pixar are innovators not only in the field of computer animation, but also in storytelling. They never film other people’s texts and reinvent entire worlds in each new cartoon, animating old toys (Toy Story cycle), doing fish family psychology (Finding Nemo, Finding Dory), falling in love with each other robots (“WALL-E”), making monsters afraid of children (“Monsters Inc.”), raising entire houses in the air on balloons (“Up”), penetrating into the afterlife (“The Secret of Coco”, “Soul”) and climbing into heads not only of their characters (“Inside Out”), but also, it seems, of viewers around the world.
Anton Dolin tells how Pixar artists manage to invent fantastic creatures without copying reality, how directors work with the themes of old age, death and teenage sexuality, which are revolutionary for children’s animation, and why even franchises from this studio turn out to be original and shameless.
Learn more about Pixar’s 2022 releases
- “Buzz Lightyear” and “I’m Blushing”: Pixar released two cartoons at once in 2022 About the fearless hero of “Toy Story” and the girl who turns into a red panda from emotions