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Toy Story
The Art and Making of the Animated Film

by John Lasseter and Steve Daly


This remarkable book charts the making of the first ever computer animated full-length motion picture. A collaboration between the Walt Disney Company and Pixar, Toy Story was not only a hit at the box office but also marked the beginning of a new era in animation film production.

The authors explain and illuminate how this pioneering film was produced, taking elements of animation entertainment (humor, heart and the creation of a world both real and fantastic) to new three-dimensional levels.

Richly illustrated with concept and storyboard art as well as images from the actual film, the book offers an in-depth review of the technology, creativity and artistry that went into the making of this popular motion picture.

Although it is a bit pricey, a coffee table sized gift book like this is one that film buffs and those interested in film animation will find fascinating. This is definitely a "collector's edition" that will probably only go through one printing, so once it sells out, that's it!

The Book

Disney Editions
September 1, 2009
Tweener Nonfiction / Ages 9-12/ Film making / Animation
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The Reviewer

Bob Walch
Reviewed 2009
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