Why do PIXAR movies make us cry? (Animator Matthew Luhn talks storytelling in business)

Episode 19:
Why do PIXAR movies make us cry? (Animator Matthew Luhn talks storytelling in business)

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This is an episode for: animation nerds, business storytellers & people who cry at PIXAR films.

May 26, 2022

If you’ve ever seen the first few minutes of the PIXAR movie UP!, you’re very aware that stories have the capacity to move you to tears. (Or, you’re a Grinch with no compassion for a fictional animated couple). 

PIXAR animator Matthew Luhn might be the one to blame. 

Having worked on a few classics such as Toy Story, Ratatouille & The Incredibles, Luhn shares in a 2017 TED Talk what it is that makes stories like this so successful—and how we can we apply that to our own work and life. 

For Mikey and Molly, this is a breakthrough episode. We’re seeing patterns in the story structures our favorites are talking about and connecting some significant dots. 

A TED talk not to be missed and a discussion that is sure to stir up your PIXAR nostalgia.

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Why do PIXAR movies make us cry? (Animator Matthew Luhn talks storytelling in business)