The Science Behind Pixar

The Science Behind Pixar

The newest exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry is a Disney-lovers delight. The Science Behind Pixar details the science behind the making of Pixar movies. As a lover of these movies since the beginning, I never really put much thought into what goes into making them. I figured they drew a couple pictures, transferred it to a computer and the computer did the rest. Little did I know that it’s more than just some computerized drawings. There’s clay modeling. There is math… and a lot of it. There is innovation. And similar to live-actions movies there is riggings, sets & cameras and lighting. Who knew?! Read More

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Five Parenting Truth Bombs from Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2

Welcome to my first movie review for Team Mom 365! I am so excited to bring my love of movies to you on a regular basis. However, before I begin, I should probably let you know a little about my movie fandom. First and foremost, you should know I have a very eclectic taste in movies. At any given time, you could find me watching a classic Disney animated feature, a 60’s beach movie, a John Wayne western, a sports movie or a sweeping musical. Some of my favorite movies include The Sound of Music, Field of Dreams, Mulan, The Cowboys, Imitation of Life and White Christmas. As you can see I lean towards movies which strike an emotional chord with viewers whether it be a tug on the heart-strings or a rolling belly laugh. I like to see character growth from the start of the movie to the end and I am a sucker for happy endings which typically leave me in tears. I know. Why would you cry at a happy ending? I just do. Read More

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