Saturday, March 29, 2008

The premiere of Pajama Gladiator

The premiere of Pajama Gladiator was this pass Thursday and from what we hear it was a great event. An audience of more than 1000 attended as well as Ed Catmull who is the president of Pixar. He spoke and basically said that BYU's animation is "producing the best of the industry." He also said that,"It's the perception not just at Pixar but also at the other studios that something pretty remarkable is happening here." Well of course there is Ed. The spirit runs pretty strong on the BYU campus. I wonder if he minds if I called him Ed. Probably not, since one time when Betsy and Russ were visiting Pixar with us, I think we parked in his spot. And I think from then on, we've been secret friends. So secret, I don't even think he knows.

Ben is so thrilled that the film is completed and has been excited about everything. He may also try to help with some of the things on the DVD. I sure hope things work out here for Ben at Pixar because I am afraid, he loves Pixar and thinks they are the best in the business. If Ben were to go anywhere else, I think he would be disappointed forever. Please, oh please, Pixar, keep Ben forever.

Click here to see a preview of Pajama Gladiator


TheOrderofthePorters said...

Cool preview. I wish I could have made it to the premiere. I hope Ben can continue to work at Pixar because we feel pretty cool by association. We think that he is the best in the business. We had our Easter party today and Russel bought "Rock Band" or whatever it's called with the guitar and drums and stuff. It was really fun. We missed having you guys there to rock out with us.
The Beil's were asking about you guys too. I told them I'd say hi.
We miss and love you.

Betsy said...

Yeah, I'm pretty sad I couldn't make it to the premier, but I did read an article in the Deseret News about it. It said Pixar hires a few people out of BYU every year and employs interns as well--I'm privileged to be related to one and also to know Ed's parking spot well.