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A Scavenger Hunt with Brent Rivera at The Science Behind Pixar Exhibit Pixar LIVE18:08

A Scavenger Hunt with Brent Rivera at The Science Behind Pixar Exhibit Pixar LIVE

Highlights of "The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition"02:36

Highlights of "The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition"

The Science Behind Pixar (originally called The Science of Pixar and sometimes called The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition) is a 10,000 square-foot touring exhibition which opened on June 28, 2015 at the Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts. On January 10, 2016, it started a national tour to other museums around the United States.[1]

Exhibition

The exhibition features 40 exhibit elements which demonstrate the production pipeline at Pixar. They are divided into eight sections, each one focusing on a step in the filmmaking process:

  • Modeling
  • Rigging
  • Surfaces
  • Sets & Cameras
  • Animation
  • Simulation
  • Lighting
  • Rendering

Before entering the exhibit, visitors go into a theater to watch a five-minute introductory video. In the video, Pixar technical artist Fran Kalal and story artist Alex Woo briefly explaining Pixar's production pipeline. It also features Pixar characters Mr. Ray and Roz greeting the visitors and providing them safety precautions for the theater. Roz appears again at the end of the video to say that she will miss the visitors once they leave the theater.

Characters

Human-sized statues of some of Pixar's characters appear at the exhibit.

Tour

The chart below lists all the known museums The Science Behind Pixar has visited or will visit and when they were open or will be open.

Museum City Opening date Closing date Notes
Museum of Science Boston, MA June 28, 2015 January 10, 2016
The Franklin Institute Philadelphia, PA March 12, 2016 September 5, 2016
California Science Center Los Angeles, CA October 15, 2016 April 16, 2017 The originally planned closing date was April 9, but it got pushed 7 days for unknown reasons.
Science Museum of Minnesota St. Paul, MN June 9, 2017 September 4, 2017 Originally, it was planned to open on May 27, but the opening date was delayed two weeks for unknown reasons.
The Henry Ford Museum Dearborn, MI October 14, 2017 April 14, 2018

The tour is expected to last for ten years with limited tour availability beginning in 2021.[2] Another stop will be at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland, but the dates are currently unknown.[1]

Trivia

Gallery

Logos

Character promos

Videos

External Links

References

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Toystorylogo
Media
Films and Television: Toy StoryToy Story 2Toy Story 3Toy Story 4Buzz Lightyear of Star CommandBuzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure BeginsBuzz Lightyear: Mission LogsToy Story TreatsToy Story ToonsHawaiian VacationSmall FryPartysaurus RexToy Story of Terror!Toy Story That Time ForgotVideo

Music: Toy StoryToy Story 2Toy Story 3The Legacy Collection: Toy Story
Video Games: Toy Story: The Video GameToy Story 2: The Video GameToy Story 3: The Video GameToy Story: Animated StorybookToy Story: Activity CenterToy Story 2: Activity CenterToy Story RacerToy Story Mania!Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureDisney INFINITYDisney Crossy Road
Books Classic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingLittle Golden Book

Disney Parks
Toy Story Land (Paris, Hong Kong, Florida, Shanghai) • Toy Story HotelAlien Swirling SaucersArt of AnimationBuzz Lightyear Astro BlastersDisney Animation BuildingGarden of the Twelve FriendsGames of the BoardwalkIt's a Small WorldRC RacerSlinky Dog DashSlinky Dog Zigzag SpinStitch and Friends Summer SurpriseToy Soldier Parachute DropToy Story Midway Mania!Woody's Roundup Village

Entertainment: Disney's Showtime SpectacularHorseshoe RoundupThe Golden MickeysToy Story: The Musical
Restaurants: Hey Howdy Hey! TakeawayToy Story Pizza Planet Arcade
Shops: Andy's EngineAndy's Toy BoxBuzz's Star CommandLittle Green Men Store CommandSlinky Dog's Gift TrolleyToy Story Playland Boutique
Parade: Disney Cinema ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeDisney on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeFlights of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Mickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMickey's Rainy Day ExpressMickey's Storybook ExpressMickey's WaterWorksPaint The Night ParadePixar Play ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Celebrate the MagicHappily Ever AfterWorld of Color
Halloween: The Nightmare Experiment
Christmas: A Totally Tomorrowland ChristmasDisney Dreams! of ChristmasMickey's Most Merriest Celebration

Characters
Toys: WoodyBuzz LightyearBo PeepBo Peep's SheepDolly, Duckie, and TeddyEtch A SketchSargeGreen Army MenBarrel of MonkeysHamm LennyLittle Green MenMagic 8-BallMr. Potato HeadMr. SharkMr. SpellR.C.RexRobotRocky GibraltarRoly Poly ClownMr. MikeSee 'n SaySlinky DogSnakeToddle TotsTroikasTrollBabyfaceMutant ToysMrs. Potato HeadWheezyBullseyeJessieStinky PeteBarbieUtility Belt BuzzEmperor ZurgChatter TelephoneChunkBig BabyMonkeyJack-in-the-BoxLotsoTwitchKenBookwormSparksStretchMr. PricklepantsButtercupPeas-in-a-PodTotoroTrixieChucklesDollyFun Meal Buzz LightyearFun Meal Emperor ZurgDiscarded Fun Meal ToysCombat CarlAngel KittyThe ClericReptillus Maximus

Humans: Andy DavisMolly DavisMrs. DavisSid PhillipsHannah PhillipsAl McWhigginGeriEmilyAmyBonnie AndersonMrs. AndersonDaisyRonald TompkinsMason
Animals: ScudBusterMr. Jones

Locations
Andy's HouseSid's HouseDinocoPizza PlanetAl's Toy BarnAl's PenthouseTri-County International AirportSunnyside DaycareButterfly RoomCaterpillar RoomKen's Dream HouseThe BoxVending MachineBonnie's HouseTri-County SanitationTri-County LandfillIncineratorPoultry PalaceSleep WellMason's House
Objects
A113Pixar BallPizza Planet truckEggman Movers vanThe Claw
Songs
You've Got a Friend in MeStrange ThingsI Will Go Sailing No MoreWoody's RoundupWhen She Loved MeWe Belong TogetherDream WeaverLe Freak
See Also
Black Friday reelToy Story 2 (original storyline)Toy Story 3 (Circle 7 Screenplay)
Other
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box


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A Bug's Life logo
Media
A Bug's LifeSoundtrackVideo GameClassic Storybook
Disney Parks
A Bug's LandBountiful Valley FarmDisney Animation BuildingFlik's FlyersFrancis' Ladybug BoogieHeimlich's Chew Chew TrainIt's Tough to Be a Bug!Princess Dot Puddle ParkStitch and Friends Summer SurpriseTuck and Roll's Drive 'Em Buggies

Entertainment: One Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On!World of Color
Restaurants: Farmer's MarketSam Andreas Shakes
Shops: P.T. Flea Market
Parade: Disney On Parade 100 Years of MagicPixar Play ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights

Characters
FlikAttaDotThe QueenAphieDr. FloraMr. SoilThornyCorneliusHopperMoltThumperAxel and LocoGrasshoppersP.T. FleaDimRosieHeimlichFrancisSlimGypsyMannyTuck and RollCircus BugsThe BlueberriesBirdChicksThe Fly Brothers
Songs
The Time of Your LifeA Place You've Never Been
Locations
Ant IslandP.T. Flea's CircusBug CityBug BarHopper's Hideout
See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box


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Monsters, inc logo
Media
Films: Monsters, Inc.Mike's New CarMonsters UniversityParty Central

Soundtracks: Soundtrack (Monsters, Inc.)Soundtrack (Monsters University)
Books: Disney's Wonderful World of Reading (Monsters, Inc.)Little Golden Book (Monsters, Inc.)Disney's Wonderful World of Reading (Monsters University)Little Golden Book (Monsters University)
Video Games: Monsters, Inc.Monsters, Inc. Scream ArenaMonsters, Inc. Scream TeamMonsters, Inc. Scream Team TrainingMike's Monstrous AdventureDisney UniverseDisney INFINITY

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingMonsters, Inc. Laugh FloorMonsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go SeekMonsters University Administration BuildingStitch and Friends Summer Surprise

Entertainment: Disney's Showtime Spectacular
Shops: Monsters, Inc. Company Store
Parade: Disney Stars 'n' CarsJubilation!Paint The Night ParadePixar Play ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Christmas: A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas

Characters
Monsters, Inc.: Mike WazowskiJames P. SullivanBooHenry J. WaternooseRandall BoggsFungusRozCelia MaeNeedleman and SmittyFlintThaddeus BileJerryClaws WardLanky SchmidtGeorge SandersonCharlie ProctorCDATedSushi ChefMs. NesbitBaby SmittyYeti

Monsters University: Karen GravesFrank McCayArtTerri and Terry PerryScott SquibblesDon CarltonJohnny Worthington IIIChet AlexanderCarrie WilliamsDean HardscrabbleProfessor KnightSheri SquibblesClaire WheelerBrock PearsonArchie the Scare PigRussell
Fraternities/Sororities: Oozma KappaRoar Omega RoarJaws Theta ChiSlugma Slugma KappaEta Hiss HissPython Nu KappaScare Games

Songs
If I Didn't Have YouPut That Thing Back Where It Came From or So Help MeMonsters University
Locations
Paris, FranceMonstropolisMonsters, Inc.Scare Floor FHarryhausen'sHimalayasBoo's RoomTrailer Son and MomMonsters, Inc. Laugh FloorMonsters UniversityFear Tech
Objects
Scarer's LeaderboardScream CanistersDoorsLittle MikeyPixar BallPizza Planet truck
See Also
Monsters, Inc.: Laugh FactoryThe Art of Monsters, Inc.The Art of Monsters UniversityThe Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box


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Finding Nemo - Logo
Media
Finding Nemo/Soundtrack/Video GameFinding Dory/Soundtrack/Just Keep SwimmingDisney INFINITY: 3.0 EditionLittle Golden BookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingBig Golden BookThe Art of Finding Nemo
Disney Parks
Disney's Art of Animation ResortDisney's Explorers LodgeCrush's CoasterDisney Animation BuildingFinding Nemo Submarine VoyageIt's a Small WorldNemo & Friends SeaRiderThe Seas with Nemo & FriendsTurtle Talk with Crush

Entertainment: Fantasmic!Finding Nemo: The Musical
Parade: Disney Stars on ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressMickey's WaterWorksPixar Play ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Disneyland ForeverIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightTree of Life AwakensWorld of Color

Characters
Finding Nemo: NemoMarlinCoralDoryPearlTadSheldonKathyMr. RayBruceAnchorChumGillPeachBloatBubblesDebGurgleJacquesNigelCrushSquirtGeraldAustralian Prime MinisterPhilipDarlaBarracudaBlennyAnglerfishSeagullsMoonfishJellyfishWhaleKrillCrabs

Finding Dory: JennyCharlieBaileyDestinyHankFluke and RudderGeraldBeckyOttersGiant Squid

Locations
AustraliaGreat Barrier ReefSydney HarbourMarine Life Institute
Objects
AquaScum 2003Pixar BallPizza Planet truck
Songs
Beyond the SeaUnforgettableWhat a Wonderful WorldIn The Big Blue WorldGo With the Flow
See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box


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The-Incredibles-Logo
Media
The Incredibles/Soundtrack/Video GameThe Incredibles 2Jack-Jack AttackBoom! StudiosThe Incredibles: When Danger CallsThe Incredibles: Rise of the UnderminerKinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureDisney INFINITYThe Art of The IncrediblesDisney's Wonderful World of Reading
Disney Parks
Art of AnimationDisney Animation BuildingStitch and Friends Summer Surprise

Entertainment: Disney's Showtime SpectacularINCREDIBLESSuperDanceParty
Parade: Jubilation!Pixar Play ParadeStitch's Summer Dance Bash

Characters
Bob ParrHelen ParrViolet ParrDash ParrJack-Jack ParrLucius BestEdna ModeKari McKeenSyndromeMirageGazerbeamTony RydingerRick DickerThe UnderminerGilbert HuphBomb VoyageXerekMezmerellaRollergrrlBernie KroppHoney BestRusty Mcallister
Locations
Western View Junior HighBob Parr's HouseNomanisan Island
Objects
IncredimobileManta JetOmnidroid v.8Omnidroid v.9Omnidroid v.10Bird AlarmPixar Ball
See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box


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Cars-Logo
Media
Cars/SoundtrackCars 2/SoundtrackCars 3Mater and the GhostlightCars ToonsDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingLittle Golden BookVideo

Video Games: Cars: The Video GameCars 2: The Video GameCars: Mater-National ChampionshipCars: Race-O-RamaThe World of Cars OnlineCars: Radiator Springs AdventuresKinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureDisney INFINITYCars: Fast as LightningCars 3: Driven to Win

Disney Parks
Cars LandDisney's Art of Animation ResortArt of AnimationCars Quatre Roues RallyeDisney Animation BuildingLuigi's Flying TiresLuigi's Rollickin' RoadstersMater's Junkyard JamboreeRadiator Springs Racers

Entertainment: Moteurs... Action! Stunt Show Spectacular
Restaurants: Cozy Cone MotelFillmore's Taste-InFlo's V8 Cafe
Shops: Radiator Springs CuriosRamone's House of Body ArtSarge's Surplus Hut
Parade: Mickey's New Year's Eve ParadePaint The Night ParadePixar Play Parade
Firework: World of Color: Celebrate!

Characters
Cars: Lightning McQueenMaterSally CarreraMackThe KingChick HicksNot ChuckMia and TiaHarvBoostDJWingoSnot RodBob CutlassDarrell CartripDoc HudsonFloRamoneSheriffLuigiGuidoSargeFillmoreRedLizzieStanleyJuniorTex DinocoLynda WeathersVanMinnyMichael Schumacher FerrariJay LimoFredToddFrankTractorsMikeSulleyVroomaroundus BugusRalph Carlow

Cars 2: Finn McMissileHolley ShiftwellCrabbyTony TrihullLeland TurboRod "Torque" RedlineMiles AxlerodMel DoradoProfessor ZündappGremAcerFrancesco BernoulliLewis HamiltonJeff GorvetteMax SchnellMiguel CaminoRaoul ÇaRouleNigel GearsleyCarla VelosoBrent MustangburgerDavid HobbscapVladimir TrunkovVictor HugoTubbs PacerJ. Curby GremlinFred PacerIvanAlexander HugoUncle TopolinoMama TopolinoOtisSiddeleyCartney Brakin
Cars 3: Cruz RamirezJackson StormNatalie CertainSterlingMiss FritterChase RacelottDanny SwervezHamilton
Mater and the Ghostlight: Screamin' Banshee
Cars Toons: KabutoBig DSandy DunesBlue GritIdle ThreatShifty SidewinderDidi 05Mike 07
Video Games: CandiceEl MachismoStinger

Episodes
Mater's Tall Tales: Rescue Squad MaterMater the GreaterEl MaterdorTokyo MaterUnidentified Flying MaterMonster Truck MaterHeavy Metal MaterMoon MaterMater Private EyeAir MaterTime Travel Mater

Tales From Radiator Springs: HiccupsBuggedSpinningThe Radiator Springs 500½To Protect and Serve

Songs
Real GoneLife is a HighwayOur TownSh-BoomRoute 66Find YourselfBehind the CloudsMy Heart Would KnowYou Might ThinkCollision of WorldsNobody's Fool
Organizations/Groups
Dinoco2006 Piston CupThe Delinquent Road HazardsWorld Grand PrixLemons
Locations
Radiator SpringsCity HallMunicipal ImpoundTow Mater Towing & SalvageFlo's V8 CafeLuigi's Casa Della TiresRamone's House of Body ArtCozy Cone MotelFillmore's Taste-InSarge's Surplus HutSarge's SUV Boot CampDoctor Hudson: Dr. of Internal CombustionRacing MuseumMrs. PistonWilly's ButteRadiator Springs CuriosRadiator Springs Drive-In TheatreWheel Well MotelLondon, EnglandParis, FrancePorto CorsaTokyoCaliforniaU.S. Route 66Interstate 40Los Angeles International SpeedwayMotor Speedway of the SouthOrnament ValleyCadillac RangeCarburetor CountyBig BenTop Down TruckstopBig BentleyNASCAHollywoodThomasville
Object(s)
AllinolBombEMP Emitter
See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box


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Ratatouille logo
Media
RatatouilleYour Friend the RatSoundtrackVideo GameLittle Golden BookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingRatatouille: Food FrenzyKinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureThe Art of Ratatouille
Disney Parks
Art of AnimationDisney Animation BuildingGarden of the Twelve FriendsRatatouille: L'Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy

Entertainment: Disney's Showtime Spectacular
Restaurants: Bistrot Chez RémyRemy's Patisserie
Shops: Chez Marianne: Souvenirs de Paris
Parade: Mickey's New Year's Eve ParadePixar Play Parade
Firework: Disney Dreams!

Characters
RemyEmileDjangoGitAuguste GusteauMabelAlfredo LinguiniChef SkinnerColette TatouLalo, Horst, Larousse, and PompidouMustafaTalon LabartheAnton EgoHealth InspectorAmbrister Minion
Locations
ParisGusteau'sLa Ratatouille
Songs
Le FestinPlan B
Objects
RatatouilleAnyone Can CookA113Pizza Planet truck
See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box


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WALL-E
Media
Films: WALL-EBURN-E

Books: Little Golden BookThe Art of WALL-E
Games: Video Game
Music: Soundtrack

Disney Parks
Firework: World of Color
Characters
WALL-EEVEAUTOM-OGO-4PR-TSECUR-TCaptain B. McCreaShelby ForthrightJohnMaryHalBURN-ESUPPLY-RIncineratorGarbage Truck RobotWALL-A
Songs
Put On Your Sunday Clothes • It Only Takes a Moment • La vie en Rose • Down to EarthBnL Jingle
Objects
AxiomWALL-E Transport VehicleProbe ship
See Also
IncineratorBuy n LargeBNL StarlinerAxiom computerThe Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box


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Up - Logo
Media
Films: UpDug's Special MissionGeorge and A.J.

Books: Little Golden BookThe Art of Up
Games: Video GameKinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureDisney Infinity
Music: Soundtrack

Disney Parks
Disney's Explorers LodgeDisney Animation BuildingRedwood Creek Challenge TrailStitch and Friends Summer Surprise

Firework: Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightWorld of Color

Characters
Carl FredricksenEllie FredricksenRussellCharles F. MuntzKevinDugAlphaBeta and GammaKevin's BabiesConstruction Foreman TomConstruction Worker SteveGeorgeA.J.Russell's Mother
Locations
Carl's Childhood HomeCarl's HouseParadise FallsShady Oaks Retirement VillageSpirit of AdventureSouth America
See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a BoxThe Spirit of Adventure (song)


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Brave logo
Media
BraveThe Legend of Mor'duSoundtrackVideo GameLittle Golden BookUltimate Sticker BookThe Essential GuideTemple Run: BraveSongs and Story: BraveThe Art of BraveDisney INFINITYDisney INFINITY: 2.0 EditionOnce Upon a Time
Disney Parks
Entertainment: Golden Fairytale FanfareLa Forêt de l’Enchantement: Une aventure musicale DisneyMickey and the Wondrous Book

Parade: Festival of Fantasy Parade
Firework: Celebrate the MagicDisney Dreams!Happily Ever After

Characters
MeridaKing FergusQueen ElinorHarris, Hubert and HamishAngusLord MacGuffinLord MacintoshLord DingwallMor'duMaudieYoung MacGuffinYoung MacintoshWee DingwallThe WitchThe CrowWill O' the WispsMartinGordonThe Ancient KingThe Three BrothersClan DunBrochClan MacGuffinClan MacintoshClan Dingwall
Locations
ScotlandDunBrochCastle DunBrochWitch's CottageRuins of the Ancient Kingdom
Songs
Touch the SkyInto the Open AirLearn Me RightSong of Mor'duNoble Maiden Fair (A Mhaighdean Bhan Uasal)
Objects
Merida's BowRing of StonesElement CharmsMerida's PendantSpell CakeDunBroch Family Tapestry
See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box


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Inside-Out-Logo
Media
Films: Inside OutRiley's First Date?

Video Games: Inside Out: Thought BubblesDisney INFINITY: 3.0 EditionDisney Crossy Road
Books: The Art of Inside OutThe Bing Bong BookMaking MemoriesWelcome to HeadquartersJourney into the MindThe Essential GuideDriven by EmotionsSo Many Feelings: Riley's World Inside and OutInside My Mind: A Book About Me!Joy's JourneyMeet The EmotionsJoy's Greatest Joy/Simply SadnessRainbow of EmotionsThe Emotions' Survival Guide
Music: Soundtrack

Disney Parks
Inside Out Headquarters
Characters
JoySadnessAngerDisgustFearThe EmotionsMrs. Andersen's EmotionsMr. Andersen's EmotionsBing BongRainbow UnicornThe ForgettersJangles the ClownRiley AndersenMrs. AndersenMr. AndersenMegSubconscious Guards Frank and DaveFritzJordan
Locations
Emotions' HeadquartersLong Term MemoryImagination LandDream ProductionsAbstract ThoughtPersonality IslandsSubconsciousMemory DumpMinnesotaSan FranciscoRiley's House
Objects
Memory OrbsCore Memory OrbsTrain of ThoughtDaydreamsBottomless BagRocket WagonPixar Ball
Songs
The Bing Bong SongTripleDent GumItoshi no RileyBack in BlackTake My Breath Away
See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box


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The Good Dinosaur Logo
Media
Films: The Good Dinosaur

Soundtracks: The Good Dinosaur
Video Games: Disney INFINITY: 3.0 EditionDino Crossing
Books: Read-AlongHello, ArloGolden BookA Friend in the WildThe Junior NovelizationThe Journey HomeSpot Leads the WayCreatures and Critters!Crash, Boom, ROAR!A Wild Adventure!A New Best FriendA Berry for ArloA Boy Named Spot/A Dino Named ArloBig Golden Book

Characters
ArloSpotPoppa HenryMomma IdaBuckLibbyButchNash and RamseyForrest WoodbrushThunderclapPterodactylsVelociraptorsTetrapodophisCave Family
Locations
Clawtooth Mountain
See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box

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