Pixar in a Box #FindingDoryEvent

Thank you to Disney for sponsoring my trip to L.A. for the Finding Dory Event. All opinions are completely my own.
Pixar in a Box

My son and I have been using Pixar in a Box for a while now, my youngest child started using it a few weeks ago. She starts first grade in the Fall and she’s already addicted to the lessons. We’ve had her working in the Math section and she’s loving the interaction and the lessons. My son is starting the second grade lessons and he’s so excited to keep learning with Pixar in a Box. I’ve been impressed with the lessons, both with the pace and with how their taught.

What is Pixar in a Box?

A collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and Khan Academy. Sponsored by Disney.

About Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps.

While in Los Angeles for the Finding Dory Event, we were given a presentation on Pixar in a Box and I have to say that I liked the program even more after hearing about the components behind making the videos and lessons. All the lessons are available for FREE online and there is so much diversity and so much you can learn from these lessons. My daughter likes to focus on art and math, where my son likes watching the animation and seeing how it all works to create the final product.

Want to learn how to make particle effects? I like this video with more details. Want to know how they create water in animation? You couldn’t guess how much time it takes to get the particles right.

Since we learned all about Finding Dory while we were there, it just made sense that we got to find out more about Pixar in a Box since Disney-Pixar created the film together. Can I just tell you how much work goes in to creating water in an animation? A TON! With the Pixar in a Box Effects Particle Effects Overview lesson, we get to see how some of that works and how it all fits.

Effects Lesson

To celebrate Disney – Pixar’s Finding Dory, there is now a Finding Dory lesson available on Pixar in a Box.

Learn step by step how they create these particles and how to achieve the final product. It’s easy to watch the videos and see how the create and transform millions of particles into the water you see on screen.

My kids found it easy to follow along and learn, they even had the opportunity to try some of the effects out themselves via Pixar in a Box. The fireworks simulator was their favorite! Educational and fun, I think Pixar in a Box is a win-win for my family.


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