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The Science Behind Pixar

Behind the scenes of some iconic Pixar films

By Kim B    - 1 min read
Venue: Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art When: Oct 12th - Nov 24th 2019, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Pixar Animation Studios really need no introduction - they're responsible for some of the most iconic animated movies of all time, from Toy Story and Finding Nemo through to Monsters Inc. and the Incredibles...and that's only scratching the surface. If you're a Pixar fan, the Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art is hosting a special exhibition until November 24th, which gives a behind the scenes look into a number of these much loved films.

The event offers a window into how Pixar movies are made, from the lighting effects to how 3D models are created. In line with the special exhibition's theme, the gift shop at the museum has been stocked with a range of fun limited edition Pixar goods.

Getting there

If you're visiting the museum via public transport, head to Nagaoka Station and head out of the Ote Exit. From the exit, take the central loop-line bus (platform number 8) and get off at the Kenritsu Kindai Bijutsukan stop - it's about a fifteen minute ride from the station itself.

Alternatively, if you're driving to the museum, there is on-site parking available for 165 vehicles.

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Kim B

Kim B @kim.b

I'm an Australian who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan - specifically Tokyo and Niigata. I've  visited 44 of 47 prefectures, with only Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Kumamoto left to check out. I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Lynda Hogan 10 months ago
I love exhibitions like these because I can bring the kids too. I must look up what exhibitions are on in Saitama at the moment!
Sleiman Azizi 10 months ago
I agree. Kid friendly is a huge help.