Sunday, April 19, 2009


Coming May 29, 2009.

I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work on this unique, and very special film while I worked at Pixar in the Story Department. During some late nights working on story boards for "Ratatouille" I would ocassionally wander into the small "Up" story/art area, they had at the time, and stare at all the wonderful concept art for the film, thinking,"Wow, I'd love to work on this movie."

Well, luckily I actually got to.

Working with directors Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, and Story Supervisor Ronnie Del Carmen is the kind of thing I had always wanted to do, and it was a great experience to be able to actually do it. Especially on such a wonderful and unique project as this.

Congratulations to all the people who worked so hard in the story department on the film, from early development all the way to the finished movie!

To the writers/directors Pete Docter and Bob Peterson.

To the story crew and all those who jumped in to help out story:

Ronnie Del Carmen, Enrico Casarosa, Peter Sohn, Bill Presing, Josh Cooley, Tony Rosenast, Nick Sung, Rob Gibbs, Bobby Rubio, Dan Scanlon, Garett Sheldrew, Jamie Baker, Bosco Ng, Jeff Pidgeon, Nate Stanton, Jason Katz, Jim Capobianco, Ken Bruce, Erik Benson, Bob Scott, Don Shank, Nathaniel McLaughlin, Ricky Nierva, Matt Luhn, and Teddy Newton.

I hope that I am not forgetting anyone, I will edit and add to this as names come to me. I think all of these guys had drawings in the reels at one point or another, or at least helped develop the project with early gag drawings, beat boards, ideas...ect, even though some were officially in the art department. There was a great collaboration between Art and Story, long before I got on to the film.

Congratulations also to the great production team in the story department: Shannon Ryan, Brian Wright, and Veronica Watson.

And finally, congratulations and a huge thank you to the producer, Jonas Rivera. One of the most down to earth, and down right fun producers I've worked for.

There are a bunch of other people to thank and congratulate like Kevin Nolting and the other great editors along with their team, the amazing art team with people like Ricky Nierva, Bryn Imagire, Lou Romano, Don Shank, and Daniel Lopez Munoz , as well as some of my animator friends who got to work on the movie like Austin Madison and Rob Thompson, and then there's Layout, Lighting, and all the other technical departments, but this post could go on forever. Needless to say that the crew on this movie were some of the coolest, and nicest people I've had the chance to work with. Please stay for the credits and you can see all of their names.

I hope everyone enjoys the film.