Friday, November 22, 2013

Pixar to Be Honored by International 3D Society

Pixar Animation Studios to Receive Sir Charles Wheatstone Award from International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society January 28th, 2014

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society will present Pixar Animation Studios with the 2014 Sir Charles Wheatstone Award for creative excellence, it was announced in Hollywood. The award will be presented at the Society's 5th Annual Creative Arts Awards at a black tie ceremony held at Warner Bros. Studios on January 28th, 2014.

“The Society’s core mission is to educate the global creative community and recognize outstanding creative achievement by our industry’s leaders,” said Tom Cosgrove, CEO of 3net Studios and Co-Chairman of the Society. “John Lasseter and the Pixar team are at the very pinnacle of brilliant storytelling and flawless technical achievement, and most worthy of our highest honor,” he added.

“What an amazing honor to be recognized with this year's Wheatstone Award,” said John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. “In our films, story is the most important ingredient and 3D is an incredible tool to help tell those stories; it builds emotion, lands a joke and expands a world. 3D truly helps us make our films great, and to receive this award from the International 3D Society is awesome in every dimension of the word.”

The Society’s Creative Arts Awards annually bestow its gold Lumiere™ statuette to 3D movies, television programs, 4K technology and other content as selected by the Society’s voting membership.

“This year’s ‘Monsters University’ is but the most recent example of Pixar’s spectacular work,” said Society Awards Chairman Buzz Hays, Founder and CEO of the True Image Company. “Pixar has been our most honored studio, having received 4 previous Lumiere™ awards. The Sir Charles Wheatstone Award is our opportunity to recognize Mr. Lasseter and the entire Pixar organization for their entire body of work and their support of 3D storytelling.”

“Sir Charles Wheatstone is credited by history as the inventor of modern-day 3D. Although he lived and worked in the 19th century, his legacy of educating professionals about 3D remains an important function of the Society today,” said Society President Jim Chabin. “In honoring Pixar Animation Studios, we have an opportunity to shine the spotlight on the incredible contributions this creative team has made to filmmaking, and to storytelling, in 3D,” he added.

Pixar’s ‘Brave’ was honored by the Society as 2012’s “Best Animated 3D Feature.” Other honors include “Best 3D Short Film” awards for ‘Partly Cloudy’ (2010), ‘Day and Night’ (2011) and ‘La Luna’ (2012).

About The International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society:
The International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society is a community of content creators and professionals whose mission is to develop the arts and technologies of 3D, advanced imaging and its innovators. With over 60 companies and 800 professional members in 20 countries, the Society is open to individuals and organizations active in moving 3D and advanced imaging to an exciting new era of creative achievement and consumer support. For more information please visit:

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