You aren’t prepared for how cool the Pixar Zoetrope is


Zoetropes are a fascination of mine, as someone who studied animation in college. They astound me not just because of the animation effect they create, but it’s also a rather stunning example of the behaviors of light in both particle and wave form. Science is fun, kids!

As such, this sculpture zoetrope from Pixar combines my favorite animation company and one of my favorite old-school animation tricks. It’s absolutely beautiful. Watch how the army men parachute down from the top bar in particular. Just stunning.