Pixar Animation Studios
Alan Barillaro joined Pixar Animation Studios in January 1997. Barillaro has worked on almost every Pixar film as an animator, including “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,”“Monsters, Inc.,” and the Academy Award®-winning features “Finding Nemo,” “TheIncredibles,” “WALL-E” and “Brave.” On those last three features, Barillaro was given the role of supervising animator and was, therefore, responsible for overseeing the team of animators who worked to bring the characters in the films to life.Following his work on “Brave,” Barillaro went to work with Pixar’s software development team to help craft an animation tool that would help provide additional creative flexibility to the studio’s filmmaking process. As a proof of concept, Barillaro created a short animation test about a small bird – a sandpiper – on a beach. This animation test soon grew into a full-fledged short film, named “Piper,” directed by Barillaro, released theatrically with “Finding Dory” in 2016.Growing up outside of Toronto, Canada, Barillaro’s interest in animation began at a young age. He worked his way up through the ranks at various commercial houses during high school and continued his studies at Sheridan College for Animation.Barillaro currently resides in Oakland, California with his family.