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Pixar is offering online storytelling courses – for free

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If you've ever dreamed of becoming a brilliant storyteller, now's your chance to take a class from the masters.

Pixar Animation Studios is offering online courses on the "Art of Storytelling" – for free – led by filmmakers from the Disney-owned studio.

Students will learn from industry greats like Minnesota's own Pete Docter – he helped write the Toy Story movies, as well as Monsters, Inc., WALL-E, Up, and Inside Out.

The lessons include videos, exercises, and hands-on activities for students to complete.

Docter talks about what to expect in this video:

The courses are being offered through Khan Academy, a non-profit educational organization that offers free online education in a variety of subjects, from preschool learning to calculus.

According to Variety, Pixar has been doing this since 2015, with previous teachings on simulation, color science, virtual cameras, character modeling and rendering. Disney funds the Pixar collaboration with Khan Academy, Variety said.

The first of six online lessons is available now from "Pixar In A Box." The rest will roll out throughout the year.

No word on whether Pixar will give you a job after you write an amazing screenplay.

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