Book Review: The Color of Pixar

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Part of me regretted getting this book. The main reason was because I did not expect this book to be filled only with film stills and nothing else. There's also no text except for John Lasseter's foreword. If you already know what you're buying, then it should not be an issue.

This thick 352-page hardcover is also smaller than I expected. The book measures 8 by 6 inches. There's a film still printed on each page. When you look at the edges of the pages, you can see a rainbow of colours because of the colours of the pages. It looks cool.

The film stills are from all of Pixar's films, from Toy Story to the latest Coco. They are printed at high resolution and look great. However, I do prefer the concept art of Pixar artbooks. I enjoy seeing artists' concepts and designs that happen behind the scenes before they are finalised for the big screen. I like art because it leaves a the interpretation to the person viewing the art. So this book of film stills is not the type of content that I like, but that's not to say that the film stills are lousy though. It's just not for me.

If you prefer art, you can of course check out the many Pixar film companion books that have been published over the years. Or if you want a compilation book, check out The Art of Pixar that was published in 2011 (was it that long already?).

I believe if you are able to look at some pages, you can tell instantly whether or not you'll like the book. So below are some preview pages.

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I felt similarly when I

I felt similarly when I flipped through. I wished I had waited for a review here instead of insta-buying it ;)
Was hoping it was more along the lines of The Art of Pixar with the complete colour scripts instead of just movie stills ...

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