To Infinity and Beyond!: The Story of Pixar Animation Studios

To Infinity and Beyond!: The Story of Pixar Animation Studios


By (author) Karen Paik, By (author) Leslie Iwerks

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  • Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 236mm x 312mm x 33mm | 2,018g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2007
  • Publication City/Country: San Francisco
  • ISBN 10: 0811850129
  • ISBN 13: 9780811850124
  • Illustrations note: 400 illustrations and photos
  • Sales rank: 305,931

Product description

In 1986, three visionaries - John Lasseter, Ed Catmull, and Steve Jobs - united to form Pixar Animation Studios. Combining their respective abilities in animation, computer graphics, and entrepreneurship, their goal was to create the very first feature length computer animated film. Against all odds and overcoming myriad obstacles, the tiny studio created "Toy Story" and single-handedly changed the course of animation forever. Twenty years later, and after seven groundbreaking, record-setting movies, the team at Pixar celebrates their journey in this full-colour compendium.Over 400 pieces of exquisite concept art, storyboard sketches, and photographs testify to Pixar's wild creativity. Over 50,000 words of text bring to life all the quirky personalities and the unique corporate culture they have fostered. With extensive and never-before-published interviews with John Lasseter, Ed Catmull, Steve Jobs, George Lucas, and Leonard Maltin, "To Infinity and Beyond!" functions as a textbook for future animators, as a fascinating business book, and as the art book of the season

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Author information

Karen Paik is the author of The Art of Ratatouille. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ed Catmull is the president of Pixar, and a winner of the Coons Award, the highest achievement in the computer graphics field. Steve Jobs is the former CEO of Pixar and a current board member of Disney. He is also the CEO of Apple, Inc. John Lasseter is the chief creative officer at Pixar, and the director of Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, and Cars. Leslie Iwerks is the author of The Hand Behind the Mouse. She lives in Santa Monica, California.