The Toy Story Films

The Toy Story Films : An Animated Journey

By (author) Charles Solomon

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Imagination. It's an innate quality that every child seems to possess in immeasurable quantities. Imagination allows children to create wonderful worlds in which to relate to their friends, envision their futures, and, of course, play with their toys. More often than not, imagination is a quality that diminishes with age, as fantasy worlds are replaced by "the real world" and inquiring young minds are forced to grow up. But there are those among us, who, like Peter Pan and the Lost Boys, never stop using their imaginations, envisioning their futures, and, most importantly in this context, playing with their toys. A select group of these individuals-and their unfettered imaginations-are the reason that the Toy Story films came to be. "The Toy Story Films: An Animated Journey "tells the tale of the incredibly talented visionaries who conceived, developed, and ultimately shared Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toys with the entire world. Their story is recounted within these pages through candid interviews with the animators, directors, and voice actors who brought the films to life; artwork that inspired, grew into, or became a part of the iconic movies; and untold details of the growth and development of one of the most lucrative and artistically significant film series ever. It serves as a lesson to us all that we are never too old to use our imagination-and play with our toys.

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  • Hardback | 194 pages
  • 281.94 x 299.72 x 22.86mm | 1,746.32g
  • 13 Sep 2012
  • Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • New York
  • English
  • 1423144945
  • 9781423144946
  • 777,708

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Charles Solomon is an internationally respected critic and historian of animation. He has written on the subject for TheNew York Times, TV Guide, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times, Modern Maturity, Film Comment, and The Hollywood Reporter. His books include Tale As Old As Time: The Art and Making of Beauty and the Beast; Disney Lost and Found, The Prince of Egypt: A New Vision in Animation, The Disney That Never Was, and Enchanted Drawings: The History of Animation, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and the first film book to be nominated for a National Book Critics' Circle Award.

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