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Pixar exhibit

monsters

We went to the Pixar exhibit at OMSI with friends yesterday. It was focused on the math and science behind the movies. Really good – tons of hands on things to do, great interviews that I had not seen yet, giant replicas of favorite characters you could pose with.

Brian’s animation skills were predictable better than the rest of ours.

Jeff and Amy find Wall-E

I feel super lucky that in the last two years I have gotten to go to three animation exhibits which have been over the top good (Jim Henson, LAIKA, Pixar). Also I want the monster wall that this exhibit had:

Return to Wisconsin

Just a super last minute quick visit to Wisconsin, with no time to see any friends. But got two hours in Madison, a day or two near Milwaukee, and otherwise in the country (Hustisford, Beaver Dam). I saw deer and red fox! But no pictures of those.

Instead, a picture of the Dr. Evermor birds on Paterson Street:

And had our normal lunch at Harmony Bar of walnut burgers, hot chips with blue cheese, and Madison beer.

Also got to experience some really terrible Milwaukee road construction (seriously, Milwaukee, you can’t close all of your freeway onramps and then have all your detour signs point to also closed onramps. Thankful that I like to get to the airport obnoxiously early or we would have missed our plane!)

But also got to watch a family wait patiently for the red light and then cross the road safely:

Laika exhibit at PAM

We loved the Laika Studios exhibit at Portland Art Museum. It was probably the best animation exhibit I’ve seen. So we went back on its last weekend.

This guy was around 20 feet tall, check out the people coming out of the exhibit next to him:

The amount of control the animators have is impressive, look at all these parts for a character in ParaNorman:

Faces for the Other Mother in Coraline:

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