the studio gate

the backlot

the screening room
The Screening Room


Leslie Iwerks' acclaimed film, "The Pixar Story, screened before a full house at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA. The show was held on December 11th, 2007.

Animation and artistic greats who attended the screening included John Musker, Alice Davis, Andreas Deja and Richard M. Sherman. Writer Charles Soloman ("The Disney That Never Was") moderated a discussion with director Leslie Iwerks and Roy E. Disney. After the show, both Leslie and Roy were greeted by well meaning fans. Mr. Disney had a lot of fans asking him to sign pictures of himself.  

"The Pixar Story" is excellent and provides an insight into one of the most successful and imaginitive animation studios around. Iwerks and her crew have done a tremendous job in constructing a fascinating story about how Pixar became what it is today. The film features footage and stills from the earliest days of Pixar, plus interviews with John & Nancy Lasseter, Brad Bird, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, George Lucas, Joe Ranft, Ed Catmull, Alvy Ray Smith and many more. The film took five years of research and interviews to bring to the screen and it's well worth a visit.


(left to right) Charles Soloman, Leslie Iwerks & Roy E. Disney

Iwerks and Disney

Leslie was nominated for an Oscar for her 2006 film, "Recycled Life"

Mr. Disney

Special thanks to Don and Leslie Iwerks
Photos 2007 Bill Kallay. All rights reserved.