The Pixar TreasuresHardback
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- Publisher: Disney Publishing Worldwide
- Format: Hardback | 64 pages
- Dimensions: 274mm x 308mm x 24mm | 1,338g
- Publication date: 2 October 2010
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1423116534
- ISBN 13: 9781423116530
- Sales rank: 266,837
"The Pixar Treasures" is a scrapbook of instinct and inspiration, experiences readers can touch, and visions that exist only in the imagination. It begins with a group of animators who were inspired by Walt Disney films. In the late 1970s and early '80s, John Lasseter, Brad Bird, and Joe Ranft were hired into an apprenticeship program at Walt Disney Productions. The last of Disney's golden age artists, including animators Eric Larson, Milt Kahl, Frank Thomas, and Ollie Johnston mentored the young dreamers, and as Pixar later developed, their work would draw heavily from this direct connection with Walt Disney's "Nine Old Men." The tale continues with Pixar's foray into computer animation, and the resulting success of Toy Story. With chapters on A Bug's Life; Monsters, Inc.; Finding Nemo; The Incredibles; Cars; Ratatouille; and WALL*E, Hauser's narrative covers the struggles, growth, and successes of an incredible animation studio. And it gives readers a sneak peak at the newest Disney*Pixar film, Up. Filled with unique removable keepsakes, The Pixar Treasures is an essential collector's item for every Pixar fan.
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Tim Hauser is also the author of "The Art of WALL*E" and "The Art of UP" from Chronicle Books. Tim has been a writer, creative executive, and producer in animation for over 20 years, with positions at Walt Disney, Warner Bros. and Fox. He contributed to the production of "Beauty and the Beast," "The Brave Little Toaster," and "FernGully: The Last Rainforest," and created the story for the Oscar-nominated Mickey Mouse cartoon, "Runaway Brain." A former animator, Tim is an alumnus of the CalArts Character Animation Program.