I just heard this story today and I was wondering if there’s some truth in it - it relates to Victor Navone’s I will survive short. This is what I heard.
Victor released his short film on the internet community. Senior Pixar staff sees it and is furious as they believe that someone in the office was wasting office hours doing the short. After much about nothing (and a lot of inhouse persecution), they discover that the short “I will survive” was not done by anyone inhouse and decided to talent scout out Victor.
BS or the truth? I am aware that there is some truth in this tale that the person related to me today but I was surprised to hear about the shenanigans inhouse at PIXAR.
- ps I saw the short “DIXAR” today, very very iccky.