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IMN Central - Robert Velarde "The Wisdom of Pixar"

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Join Alex McManus as he interviews with cutting edge thoughtleaders and activists. Today he interviews Robert Velarde, the author of "The Wisdom of Pixar: An Animated Look at Virtue", published by Intervarsity Press Books, June 2010. Robert Velarde unpacks the movies of Pixar and shows how they display the best of classic Christian virtues. Pixar's films resonate with us because of their moral character. Their virtuous themes of hope and courage, friendship and love connect with our deepest human longings. Whether we identify with the plight of a lost fish or the adventures of toys, bugs or cars, Pixar's characters help us build our own character, with the kind of virtue that we want for ourselves and those around us. Insightfully exploring each of Pixar's movies, this book is a friendly companion for fans, parents and church leaders. Discover how the imagination of Pixar can awaken in you a Christian vision for a moral life and a better society.