We're always on the look out for the cool and unusual around the big World Wide Web and today we bring you -- via Slashfilm -- a gallery celebrating the 25th anniversary of Pixar, hosted by an art blog called Planet-Pulp.
But first -- yes, that's right, it's hard to believe that it's been 25 years since Pixar was founded -- and 16 years since the release of 'Toy Story.' Pixar was founded February 3, 1986, when Steve Jobs bought the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm and made it into an independent company. Pixar's first short was 'Red's Dream' in 1987; for the next eight years they concentrated on commercials until the release -- with Disney -- of 'Toy Story' in 1995. And the rest, as they say, is history. You can find a neat, official Pixar timeline at the company's site.
Back to Planet-Pulp. The site was created by Jayson Weidel as an online pop culture gallery with a new theme every 30 days. "We are an intergalactic online gallery ... Here you will discover a collection of talented Rogues bound together by sheer awesomeness, illustrating and designing monthly themes as we celebrate our shared love of Pulp Culture. Some of the interwebs hottest artists have joined PLANET-PULP as members, talents such as Tom Whalen, Dave Perillo, Steven Dressler and Katie Cook, just to name a few. Most of our members are currently working in the comics and entertainment field at places like Disney, Lucasfilm, Pixar, IDW, Marvel and DC."
During the past month, Planet-Pulp sponsored the Pixar 25th Anniversary Celebration Show. And Peter Sciretta of Slashfilm kindly put together his own gallery of favorite selections from the show.
And to really celebrate Pixar's anniversary, check out the video below.