Paul Topolos is 1 of only a small handful of matte painters at Pixar animation studios. He's worked on such films as Cars 3, The Good Dinosaur, Inside Out, Monsters University, Brave, Toy Story 3, Up, Wall-E, Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo and a couple of live action movies for Lucasfilm, namely Star Wars Episode I & II. In this interview, Paul shares stories of his challenges, triumphs and the many lessons he's learned along the way.
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