Computer Arts speaks with Pixar’s Jan Pinkava. In addition to animating, Pinkava has likewise directed for the studio, with his work seen in the short film Geri’s Game. In this interview, topics delved into include photorealistic CGI, Pixar’s string of success, and the company’s merge with Disney. At one point in the Q&A session, Pinkava is asked about Brad Bird’s directing Ratatouille, a project Pinkava was once attached to direct. “I think that Brad Bird’s going to make a great job of it, but beyond that – and I’ve always wanted to say this – no comment,” responds Pinkava.