This book is stunning. Simply stunning.
This is the latest collection to my Pixar art book. Almost immediately, I wrapped the book up to protect the cover from the elements. The bright green cover is made of cloth-like fabric and attracts dust easily. After picking it from my desk from photographing it, some parts of the cover had already became dirty!
Old school photos, high resolution renders, great writing filled the pages made of high quality paper stock.
It tells the history of Pixar animation studios before there was Pixar animation studios, all the way up to the Disney bought-over. It stops just right before Ratatouille or there would probably be more written on Brad Bird.
You'll find the true meaning of passion, determination. It's very motivating to know that there are people who respect and love their work so much. Just like any good stories — I learned from Brad Bird — there are obstacles and people have to overcome them. This book has a lot of interesting people stories to tell.
If you've owned other Pixar art books, you'll be pleased to note that there are quite a lot of new, never-been-printed photos in the book. It's really great that they included some art from the Toy Story and Bug's Life art books too, for they are out of print.
Here's the chapter list:
- CHAPTER 1: Ed
- CHAPTER 2: John
- CHAPTER 3: Steve
- CHAPTER 4: Pixar's Early Days
- Spotlight: Sound
- Spotlight: The Early Short Films
- CHAPTER 5: Toy Story
- Spotlight: Music
- CHAPTER 6: Building a Studio
- CHAPTER 7: A Bug's Life
- Spotlight: "Geri's Game"
- CHAPTER 8: Toy Story 2
- Spotlight: Pixar University
- CHAPTER 9: Pixar at Home
- Spotlight: Voices
- CHAPTER 10: Monsters, Inc.
- Spotlight: "For the Birds"
- CHAPTER 11: Finding Nemo
- Spotlight: RenderMan
- CHAPTER 12: The Incredibles
- Spotlight: "Boundin"
- CHAPTER 13: Cars
- Spotlight: "One Man Band"
- CHAPTER 14: Pixar Joins with Disney
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