Re-watching childhood films enables deeper understanding of their messages

“Ratatouille” is about finding one’s identity when confronted with new worlds; “Lilo and Stitch” about making new families and loneliness; “Up,” at least ostensibly, about what adventure means and growing up.

Pranaya Pahwa | Staff Writer

Chris Bernardi: From WU pre-med to Pixar studios

Chris Bernardi is sets supervisor for “Coco” and has worked on Pixar classics such as “Finding Nemo,” “WALL-E” and “Inside Out.” 30 years ago, he was taking biology classes at Wash. U.

Ali Gold | Senior Cadenza Editor

Wash. U. Alum Bernardi Finds Success at Pixar Studios

Chris Bernardi is no stranger to Student Life. Not long after his graduation from Washington University in 1985, he was interviewed for a story on a local St. Louis band, Big Fun, with which he played. Today, the onetime biology major has an even better job with Pixar Animation Studios as a technical director of set shading. What is set shading, you ask?

| Movie Editor