The day Walt Disney was laid off from Pixar in the mid-1990s, he and his longtime friend Joe Hirschberg were both on a mission to create a new, bigger and more ambitious studio.
To accomplish this, they would need to rethink how the company’s core competencies were implemented, and they would have to find ways to make the company more diverse.
“I didn’t think it was going to work,” Hirschberger told Ars in 2015.
“I had no idea that the first Pixar movie I made was called The Toy Story.”
A year later, Disney’s Pixar had an ambitious plan to hire more women and minorities to work on its slate of feature films.
“We started looking at our workforce and realizing we had so much talent that we were really lacking diversity in the pipeline,” Pixar’s chief creative officer, Andrew Stanton, told Ars.
Pixar wanted to hire and retain more people of color.
In the end, though, the company hired only six women and two minorities, a far cry from the 100 percent representation of people of colour it had in 2014 and 2015.
Pixar’s success is largely due to the work of a diverse team, which includes two women and three men.
But that doesn’t mean that Disney has forgotten about the work women and people of Color have done in the film industry.
In 2015, Disney released a documentary titled Disclosed: The Tiger King, which chronicles the work that women of Color did at Pixar during the film’s production.
And the film, which has been viewed more than 5 million times, is part of Disney’s effort to celebrate the achievements of the female film industry in the coming years.
It’s a compelling and ambitious look at how women have made the most of their talents over the past two decades.
“Disney’s goal is to be a great place for people of all colors to come and work,” Pixar co-founder Lisa Joy told Ars last year.
“That’s not to say that women aren’t welcome in the Pixar world, but I think it’s important to remember that when we work together, there are a lot of women and a lot more of us than we know.”
Pixar was founded by Walt Disney and his brother Roy Disney in 1955.
The company is best known for the animated film Cars and for the Toy Story franchise, which started as a television series and later evolved into the hugely successful Pixar movie series.
Disney was born in Paris, France, and grew up in New York City, where he attended school in the famed Waldorf School.
His father, Roy, and his mother, Anne, were both prominent French politicians.
“He was the best educated boy I ever knew,” Joy said of Disney in 2015, adding that he was a “gentle giant” and “very good with a pencil.”
Joy later recalled how Disney often took his father’s advice on the way to his first film.
“My father would say, ‘If you get good with your pencil, you’ll get good at everything.
You’re not going to go out and do anything that doesn [sic] you want to do,'” Joy said.
“And that’s what he taught me.”
Disney, a boy scout in his teens, graduated from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in theater and a double major in film and literature.
After studying at the Royal College of Dramatic Art, he became an assistant director on several films including The Nutcracker, The Little Mermaid, and The Jungle Book.
He went on to direct the first film in the Oscar-nominated animated series WALL-E, which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 1997.
He directed several Pixar films including Toy Story 3 and Monsters University, and wrote the novel The Incredibles, which inspired the popular franchise.
Disney later served as president of Pixar, and in 2004, he died.
He was 87.
Joy said the film series Disclosed was a gift for her.
“For me, it’s an opportunity to do something I’ve wanted to do for a long time and I think is something I’ll never be able to do,” she said.
Disney’s career started off as a director in Hollywood, but his love of film and storytelling made him an ideal partner for Pixar.
“A lot of people in Hollywood didn’t want to hire anyone from the arts, or they didn’t have the confidence to hire someone,” Joy told me.
“They thought he was too young, too inexperienced, and didn’t know enough about the art of film to be able put him through the proper training.”
Disney was also a filmmaker himself.
In 1989, he co-wrote and directed the short film An American in Paris with his wife, Anna Chlumsky.
“It’s a beautiful story about two women who fall in love with a hotel,” Joy remembered.
“So beautiful that it’s a little bit of a mystery story.” After the