Pixar's Win or Lose - Stylized FX in an Animated Series

Edwin Chang, Eric Lacroix, Aimei Kutt


Win or Lose, Pixar's first original venture into episodic long-form storytelling, features a variety of stylized looks and visual effects as diverse as its cast and set of perspectives. To face these challenges, the effects team was formed from a group of multidisciplinary artists from typically separate groups across the studio. We worked under a philosophical mindset focused on collaboration across departments, lightweight and nimble experimentation, and an eye for global impact over polished detail. Each episode provided its own unique set of challenges and opportunities to exercise these philosophies, as well as successes and failures. We discuss examples from our production that highlight the process of creating these stylized effects.

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