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Pixar artist to share his story in St. Charles

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  • Matthew Luhn, Head of Story at Pixar Animation Studios, will present "What's Your Story?" at Christ Community Church in St. Charles. Luhn has been involved in all three "Toy Story" movies as well as "Finding Nemo," "Up" and more.

      Matthew Luhn, Head of Story at Pixar Animation Studios, will present "What's Your Story?" at Christ Community Church in St. Charles. Luhn has been involved in all three "Toy Story" movies as well as "Finding Nemo," "Up" and more.
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Submitted by Christ Community Church

On Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 10, Christ Community Church in St. Charles will present "What's Your Story?," an exclusive interview with Matthew Luhn, head of story at Pixar Animation Studios.

If you have ever wondered what happens behind-the-scenes of your favorite animated movies, this is your chance to find out as Luhn shares the stories behind some of the most iconic Pixar moments.

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Pixar Animation Studios, best known for its CGI-animated feature films, has earned 26 Academy Awards, seven Golden Globe Awards, and 11 Grammy Awards. Luhn, who began his successful career by animating for "The Simpsons" at the age of 19, first joined the Pixar team in 1992 to work on "Toy Story," Pixar's first feature film. Since that time, he has developed characters and stories for many well-known movies including "Toy Story 2," "Monsters Inc.," "Finding Nemo," "Cars," "Ratatouille," "Up," "Toy Story 3" and more. During his career at Pixar, Luhn has contributed to some of their most memorable movie scenes, including Nemo's escape from the aquarium in "Finding Nemo," and the toys' perilous journey across the road in "Toy Story 2."

Luhn will talk about life at Pixar, explains the importance of story, and shares his personal story.

"What's Your Story?" will take place live at 5 p.m. Feb. 9 and at 9 and 11 a.m. Feb. 10 at the St. Charles campus, located at the northwest corner of Randall Road and Bolcum roads in St. Charles. The "What's Your Story?" interview will also be shown via video at Christ Community's Aurora (Blackberry Creek), Bartlett, and DeKalb campuses.

For information, visit ccclife.org/luhn.

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