The California Science Center's upcoming Science Behind Pixar Exhibition is full of fun behind-the-scenes facts about your favorite Pixar movies. We got a sneak peek, and here are some of the coolest things we learned.
1.None of the human characters in Ratatouille have any toes — animators skipped that detail to save time.
2.There are 202 teeth in Bruce's mouth.
3.In Monsters, Inc., 90% of the monsters have the same tongue as Mike.
4.The art department for Brave designed Queen Elinor's dress by taking actual matte silk fabric samples and painting metallic colors onto them. Shading artists later replicated the look digitally.
5.An average image from Inside Out took about 29 hours to render — i.e., to determine the colors of each pixel in an image — at final film quality.
6.It took over a month to digitally paint Al's car in Toy Story 2.
7.All the bedroom doors in Monsters, Inc. were made from different combinations of 26 paint colors, 12 styles, eight shades of wood, 10 decals, six doorknob designs, and three hardware types.
8.Ratatouille filmmakers created over 270 pieces of food for the film. Every item was prepared in a real kitchen, photographed for reference, and eaten.
9.There are about 1,000 unique props in the interior of the truck in WALL-E.
10.It took a team of five modelers and five shading artists more than a month to make them all.
11.Brave was the first Pixar film with a castle in it. The production team visited and studied a number of castles to prepare.
12.DunBroch Castle had to be designed entirely from scratch. The architecture, tapestries, and even the moss-covered walls were built as 3-D models in a computer.
13.Each animator on Up produced an average of 4 seconds of footage per week.
14.During Toy Story 2, the most animation produced in one week was 5 minutes and 42 seconds.
15.In Finding Dory, Baby Dory was originally only supposed to have one speaking line.
16.Sulley has 25,336 "key" hairs that are used to guide the motion and shape of his 2.3 million other hairs.
17.It would have taken a single computer 10,000 years to render Monsters University.
18.Inside Out is made up of more than 146,000 images.
19.Digital modelers create virtual 3D models of a film's characters based on the concept art.
20.Joy from Inside Out was an especially tricky model — it took 17 iterations to get her just right.
To learn even more about your favorite Pixar movies, check out the Science Behind Pixar Exhibition at the California Science Center from Oct. 15, 2016, through April 9, 2017.
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