The Pixar Touch

The Pixar Touch : The Making of a Company

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The 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."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 132 x 202 x 20mm | 340.19g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, colour plates
  • 0307278298
  • 9780307278296
  • 113,607

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"The first comprehensive look at the phenomenon of Pixar...[that] successfully brings to life the band of animation enthusiasts behind "Toy Story," "Finding Nemo," and "The Incredibles," The book deserves a thumbs-up for its artful recounting of the studio's formative years ....full of fascinating characters, all struggling-in classic Pixar film style-to overcome seemingly impossible odds." -"Business Week" "Unprecedented detail about the notoriously press-shy company's workings, a story that abounds with lessons for business people and creative artists alike." -"Wall Street Journal" "David A. Price, a tough, unsentimental reporter, ferrets out lots of backstage drama from fresh sources, weaving a commendably unvarnished history." -"Entertainment Weekly" "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" "From the Hardcover edition."show more

About David A Price

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, more