Student Research Projects

Pixar’s Magic Touch: A look at the computer animation studio’s reputation and mold for successful friendship-focused films

Student Natalie Belva
Faculty Mentor(s)
Department Communication
Course Friendship & Media


Pixar Animation Studios has created award-winning, record-breaking, and highest-grossing films since their first feature-length production in 1995, Toy Story. In our society, you can ask almost any child, even adult, who Buzz Lightyear, Lightning McQueen, Nemo, or Sulley is and surely they will be able to identify them as character of Pixar movies.