Why Pixar Rocks

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But its movies still feature characters that grapple with real problems and undergo subtle and plausible moral development; they still eschew the violence, prurience, and stupidity that has infiltrated children’s movies over the past decade. In short, Pixar has the courage to respect the intelligence of the people watching its films. Even if their feet don’t reach the theater floor.

The Atlantic profiles all kinds of “Brave Thinkers” in this month’s cover story, including Pixar co-founders Steve Jobs and John Lasseter.

Also saluted: the “South Park” guys; the Facebook guy; Ralph Nader and TWO newspaper publishers.

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