Joshua Hollander joined Pixar Animation Studios in November 2000 as modeling coordinator on the Academy Award® winning feature, “Finding Nemo.” After a year in this role, he moved on to manage Pixar’s first character department, also for “Finding Nemo.” Upon completion of his work in the character department, Hollander went on to work in Image Mastering as the Camera Manager for “Finding Nemo” and another Academy Award winning film, “The Incredibles.” For the 2005 Golden Globe®-winning feature “Cars” and the Academy Award® winning feature “Ratatouille” Hollander served as Manager of Image Mastering, then became Director of Image Mastering for the Academy Award® winning feature films ” “WALL•E” and “Up.”
While working on “WALL•E,” Hollander began to assemble the team and processes for the 3D production of Pixar’s films, and as the requirements for 3D production at the studio have grown, Hollander let go of the Image Mastering process to focus on 3D. He has since supervised the 3D for Academy Award® winner “Toy Story 3,” the 2011 feature “Cars 2” and the most recently released feature film, “Brave.” As director of 3D production, Hollander oversees all aspects of stereoscopic production at the studio, including the new releases and the re-releases including “Finding Nemo,” and “Monsters, Inc.,” both released in Digital 3D™ for limited theatrical engagement in 2012 and released for the first time ever in high-definition Blu-ray™ and Blu-ray 3D™.
In addition to working on “Finding Nemo” in 3D, Hollander is currently overseeing the 3D production of Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters University,” scheduled to release on June 21, 2013.
Prior to joining Pixar, Hollander worked in publicity and distribution in urban music in New York City, and as a Producer and DJ of underground hip-hop. He is on the Board of Directors at Youth Movement Records, a non-profit organization in Oakland, where he also mentors and teaches classes. Hollander has volunteered for other non-profit organizations including The Jane Goodall Institute and the Oakland Animal Shelter.
A life-long enthusiast of film and animation, one of Hollander’s earliest influences was the Disney feature film “Dumbo.” This film brought forth his strong feelings about animal rights and environmental protection, as well as creating an appreciation for the art of storytelling through animated film. He also cites the classic 70s cartoons Herculoids, Thundarr the Barbarian, and Battle of the Planets as sparking his love of the medium.
Raised on the upper west side of Manhattan, Hollander received a degree in Cultural Anthropology from New York University and currently lives in the Bay Area.
Pixar Animation Studios
Located in Emeryville, California, Pixar Animation Studios has created acclaimed animated feature and short films for over 25 years. Pixar is also home to the RenderMan line of software products.