To Infinity and Beyond!: The Story of Pixar Animation StudiosI was at the book store tonight and I came across To Infinity and Beyond!: The Story of Pixar Animation Studios, a hardcore book by Karen Paik which chronicles the history of our favorite animation company. I didn’t immediately purchase the book because the cover price is $75, which is a little more than I wanted to spend. Thankfully Amazon.com has the book for only $47.24.

Book Description: In 1986, gifted animator John Lasseter, technology guru Ed Catmull, and visionary Steve Jobs founded Pixar Animation Studios. Their goal: create a computer animated feature, despite predictions that it could never be done. An unprecedented catalog of blockbuster films later, the studio is honoring its history in this deluxe volume. From its fledgling days under George Lucas to ten demanding years creating Toy Story to the merger with Disney, each milestone is vibrantly detailed. Interviews with Pixar directors, producers, animators, voice talent, and industry insiders, as well as concept art, storyboards, and snapshots illuminate a history that is both definitive and enthralling.

This well designed book has exclusive interviews with Pixar directors, producers, animators, voice talent, and industry insiders. More that 500 pieces of concept art, storyboards, memos, and snapshots illustrate the evolution of the studio on over 320 pages. The book also features forewords from Ed Catmull, Steve Jobs, and John Lasseter.

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