As well as researching the medium of animation, I will also be analysing the thematic concerns and stylistic features of Pixar's films. Today I conducted some "research" by re-watching some of my favourite Pixar films including Toy Story, Wall-E, and Up. I learnt many Pixar films explore the thematic concerns of identity, dreams, love and friendship. The films achieve this through a number of stylistic features including the character and set designs, dialogue, and plot. As well as gaining a number of important insights for my Major Work, I also thoroughly enjoyed the films and further appreciated the beauty of the animation process used for their construction.