Byron Bashforth (BSc’96, MSc’99) was a computer science student at the University of Saskatchewan when he saw a trailer for Toy Story.
A light went on. Not the famous Pixar desk-lamp light, but pretty close.
“I remember marvelling that you could do that with a computer,” Bashforth said in a recent phone interview from Pixar Animation Studios, where he’s worked since graduating with his masters in 1998.
Bashforth’s first Pixar film was Toy Story 2. He’s worked on everything from Finding Nemo and The Incredibles to Ratatouille and Up. His latest is Disney/Pixar’s Coco, the story of a Mexican boy who dreams of becoming a musician.
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