Wednesday, June 16, 2010

TS3-001


This Friday, June 18th, Toy Story 3 hits theaters. For those that don't know, I spent almost 3 years in the trenches on this film with the finest story/editorial team ever. I'm intensely proud of everyone who worked on it, as I believe we accomplished something truly great.
I'll save speaking about my role on the film for later, if at all, but suffice to say I got to contribute more than I ever thought I would to this beautiful film alongside a story crew I now count each and every member of as a dear friend. It was a profound experience to say the least, making this film, one that I will undoubtedly count as a highlight in my life.
My deepest appreciation goes to Lee Unkrich, Darla Anderson, Jason Katz, and Rachel Raffael for giving me a shot; and my dear friends Adrian Molina and Erik Benson for being the best, most inspiring guys one could get lucky enough to work with. To Michael Arndt, for being a genius. Thanks to Dan Scanlon, Chris Roman, Matthew Luhn, John Sanford and Ken Bruce for holding it down. To Jeff Pigeon, for being one of my favorite people here, and to our brother in arms, Justin Wright, who we all miss dearly.
Thanks to the love of my life Dani, for sticking with me on this long, wonderful journey.
It's crazy to think that 4 years ago, in my apartment in Toronto, this was all just a daydream.

See you all on Friday.

james

27 comments:

Bianca Siercke said...

Beautifully said and so well deserved James! Can't wait to see TS3!

Danny Araya said...

Congrats man, I'm looking forward to seeing this! I got a chance to look through the Art of Book and everything looked absolutely gorgeous.

Dani said...

I'm tearing up. So proud of you! You've come a long, long way, and you deserve it all.

Bobby Chiu said...

Beautiful words. Well deserved J. Are you and Dani coming to Comicon? If so it'd be great to catch up or next time I'm in SF

John T. Quinn 3rd said...

Congratulations James. Well done.

Ron said...

Big time congrats to you, sir!
I cannot wait to see the film this weekend. Great to know your hand was in it, as your blog is always very inspiring - so of course the movie's going to be awesome, too.

Avner Geller said...

congratulations James! just came back from the movie, and it was absolutely gorgeous. you guys have done it again :)

Adam Temple said...

Wonderful blog, and great movie, I saw it yesterday. You have a lot to be proud of.

Ron said...

Wow- sure enough, it was great. I'm going to have to see it again to absorb more detail. Great book-ending to the trilogy.

John Musker said...

James: I found your blog through your wife's ( who's drawings and paintings I've enjoyed.) TS 3 is a fabulous film , one that you can be justifiably proud of. Great story work. But I have to commend the sketchbook drawings I found on your blog. In a word, brilliant!! Life on the fly captured with elegance and feeling and fantastic shapes and observation.

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Great, great, great, great, great work man. Thanks for paving the way for quality animation.

J said...

Thanks everyone. Again, the heart swells with pride with Ts3.

Quentin Lebegue said...

I just saw it in France today. It is such an amazing movie... Congratulations to you James, and to everyone at Pixar ! You guys are too awesome !!

Ishfaq Zaman said...

You guys are my heroes :D
TS3 left me speechless the night I saw it .

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