Meet the Little-Known Genius Who Helped Make Pixar Possible

  • If Smith, the bearded, boisterous Pixar cofounder, had gotten a chance to answer the question, he would have freely admitted that LSD helped set his creative direction, which in turn shaped both Pixar’s culture and its technology.
  • The sequence, directed by Smith, became known as the Genesis effect.
  • Like a computer-graphics Moses, Smith helped deliver Pixar within sight of the promised land.

Sign Up for NextBigWhat Newsletter