Want to Own Some Original Art From Pixar Artists?
In an effort to aid in Japan's recovery from the devastation of the Fukushima tsunami and earthquake, Pixar and its stable of artists have put an amazing collection of original art and collectibles on the auction block via eBay and, in addition to feeling charitable, you could own some really cool stuff.
Marking the one-year anniversary of the natural disaster that rocked the island nation, the proceeds from the auction will go to Artists Help Japan, an organization founded by 'Toy Story 3' Art Director, Daisuke "Dice" Tsutsumi.
Some of the treasures up for bidding include one of the Tiki mugs 'Toy Story 3' director, Lee Unkrich gave to the film's crew as a gift, a copy of "The Story of Pixar," signed by Academy Award winning Pixar director and producer, John Lasseter and as well numerous one-of-a-kind sketches from Tsutsumi and other Pixar artists.
Perhaps the most exciting auction in the lot is a 90-minute tour of Pixar Animation Studios, led by Tsutsumi, himself.
The auction, which runs through Thursday is sure to get any animation fan reaching for his or her wallet to own some of these incredible Pixar treasures. And they can feel good about it, knowing the $260 they blew on a Pixar employee messenger bag went to a good cause.
Check out some of the items up for grabs below!