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    DescriptionThe Pixar Touch is a lively chronicle of Pixar Animation Studios' history and evolution, and the "fraternity of geeks" who shaped it. With the help of animating genius John Lasseter and visionary businessman Steve Jobs, Pixar has become the gold standard of animated filmmaking, beginning with a short special effects shot made at Lucasfilm in 1982 all the way up through the landmark films "Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Wall-E, " and others. David A. Price goes behind the scenes of the corporate feuds between Lasseter and his former champion, Jeffrey Katzenberg, as well as between Jobs and Michael Eisner. And finally he explores Pixar's complex relationship with the Walt Disney Company as it transformed itself into the $7.4 billion jewel in the Disney crown.

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    The Pixar Touch
    The Making of a Company
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David A Price
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 310
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9780307278296
    ISBN 10: 0307278298

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    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 180
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    BISAC V2.8: PER004030
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    LC classification: NC1766.U52 P75 2009
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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour plates
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    05 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    David A. Price was raised in Richmond, Virginia and was educated at the College of William and Mary, where he received his degree in computer science. He graduated from Harvard Law School and Cambridge University. Price has written for The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, Business 2.0, The Washington Post, Forbes and Inc. and is the author of Love & Hate in Jamestown. Price lives with his wife and two sons in Washington, D.C.
    Review quote
    "Thumbs-up. . . . Full of fascinating characters, all struggling-in classic Pixar film style-to overcome seemingly impossible odds." --"BusinessWeek" "You don't have to belong to the computer-animation generation to enjoy The Pixar Touch. . . . An entertaining look at digital derring-do." --"The Dallas Morning News" "Price, a tough, unsentimental reporter, ferrets out lots of backstage drama from fresh sources, weaving a commendably unvarnished history." --"Entertainment Weekly" "Unprecedented detail about the notoriously press-shy company's workings, a story that abounds with lessons for business people and creative artists alike." --"The Wall Street Journal " "Inspiring.... Price is a smart reporter and a solid writer. He deftly makes computer arcana palatable, even interesting." --"The New York Times Book Review" "It's quite a story, and David Price has finally got it right, it's details and the players. This is the definitive history of Pixar." --Alvy Ray Smith, co-founder of Pixar "[A] brisk history of an entertainment juggernaut that is also the history of computer animation...a heck of a yarn, full of vivid characters, reversals of fortune and stubborn determination: Pixar should make a movie out of it." --"Kirkus Reviews" (starred) "A tale of our times, and David Price tells it with page-turning drama, total veracity, and wonderful wit." --Mark Cotta Vaz, author, of "The Art of Finding Nemo", "The Art of The Incredibles "and" Living Dangerously: The Adventures of Merian C. Cooper, Creator of King Kong"