Tag Archives: Ricky Nierva

Exclusive: Monsters University Blu-ray Review

Film: Monsters University is a sometimes funny, sometimes surprising prequel and very enjoyable film overall. Definitely my favorite Pixar film since Toy Story 3. Check out my lengthy review on the Pixar Podcast for more details.  Image: This is a really … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Art of Monsters University Book Review

One of my favorite by-products of a Pixar film, is a new Art of Book to accompany it. This year, Chronicle Books delivers with The Art of Monsters University by Karen Paik.

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Review: The Pixar Treasures

Update: The Pixar Treasures has finally been released. After a delay of nearly a year, you can order your copy. Heres’ my review that was first published last October. The contents of the wonderful book remain the same. Enjoy! The … Continue reading

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Exclusive Review: OMCA Pixar 25 Years of Animation Catalog

I thought you’d like to hear my thoughts on the brand new Pixar: 25 Years of Animation Catalog that was recently released to celebrate the new exhibit. The exclusive book was created by the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Up Oscar Night Celebration Photo!

Hi all. Just wanted to share this exclusive photo provided by Pixar for our readers!  Looks like a great celebration after Up was awarded the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film this past Sunday. Hope you enjoy the photo! … Continue reading

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A Day of Interviews Part 2: Docter, Riveria, Giacchino & More!

One more huge collection of interviews to share before Oscar’s big night. Enjoy! Time magazine has an very insightful audio interview (along with video clips) with Pete Docter. He talks about The Station Agent, Peter Pan, The Muppet Movie and … Continue reading

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Toy Story: The Musical, Another Pixar Tour & More

After yesterday’s big news about the Toy Story Blu-rays, we have a lot of additional news to share with you today. CNN takes their camera crew in and tours Pixar studios. Most revealing is a detailed look at John Lasseter … Continue reading

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Up Takes Off With 9 Annie Nominations!

It’s very exciting to see that Up has been nominated for nine Annie Awards. The International Animation Film Society really likes to keep things interesting as Coraline led the way with 10 nominations. As usual, there’ were also some shocking … Continue reading

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Up: Pixar Panel Discussion

Wow. What a great opportunity if you live in the Northern California area. Bob Peterson (producer), Ricky Nierva (production designer), and Jason Deamer (art director) of Up will be at the Charles M. Schultz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA on … Continue reading

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New Spline Cast: Ricky Nierva!

Don’t miss the recently released Spline Cast with Pixar’s Ricky Nierva! Ricky has been with Pixar since the early days (Toy Story 2, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc, )and played a major part in the look (as production designer) of Pete … Continue reading

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