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To Infinity and Beyond!: The Story of Pixar Animation Studios

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Chronicle Books
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Arlette Sjerp
Nov 03, 2010 Arlette Sjerp rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like Pixar-films, people interested in CG
Shelves: non-fiction, disney
This is the first time that I give a five star rating to a non-fiction book. I thought I would never do that because non-fiction would not be able to grab me like a novel. However, it did: I really had a hard time putting this book down (though not literally, considering its size and weight :-) ). I guess you have to really be interested in Pixar to have the same experience, but I loved reading about the birth and growth of the company and all its films (up to and including Cars). It really remi ...more
Mary
Mar 23, 2009 Mary rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book, although it took me almost forever to finish it. It is difficult to just curl up in bed with this large tome--I found that I had to sit at a table with it. The layout is gorgeous and the artwork is lovely to see. And while the story of the company is really quite fascinating, I was really tired of the constant quoted love fest by the last page. I had to take a very long break from the book in the middle of it for that very reason. I would have enjoyed the text more if it had ...more
Claudia
Apr 28, 2013 Claudia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, borrowed
What a fantastic book! I find it lies somewhere between A Pixar Story and The Pixar Touch in terms of critical analysis and tone. It frankly discusses the road-bumps Pixar has faced on the road to success, while still painting the company in an overall positive light. Considering how familiar with A Pixar Story I am (I've seen it at least 5 times) a good majority of the quotes supplied by actual Pixarians (as well as other figures who were involved in Pixar's creation) were familiar to me. It ...more
Christine D
Mar 11, 2015 Christine D rated it it was amazing
I love reading about Pixar Animation studios and it's genius creators/animators. Their's is a really wonderful story. I have read a number of books and articles about Pixar but this one is really positive and in depth about the creations and the brilliant minds behind those creations.
My only problem with this book is the book ended (when it was published) after the Cars movie in 2006 -- they need to publish a revised edition continuing the story! ALL the movies are awesome and I want to read ab
...more
Dana Macdonald
Jun 10, 2014 Dana Macdonald rated it it was amazing
After reading Steve Jobs biography, I was craving more Pixar! And this book definitely delivers. I'm a fan of all things Pixar and this was a great behind the scenes look at the making of some of my favorite movies. The size of the book was cumbersome, but the beautiful artwork definitely was deserving of the oversized format.
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Aug 27, 2013 τλιϓλ rated it it was amazing
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منذ أن حملت الكتاب وأنا على يقين أنه لن يكون كتابا سهلا، بيكسار هنا تأخذنا في جولة فريدة من نوعها من الألف للياء، تتطرق لكل صغيرة وكبيرة، قراءة واحدة لا تكفي فهو كتاب دسم غني بالتفاصيل مليء بالعديد من المعلومات والأمور المرحة الطريفة.
أحببته كثيرا.
Andres
Jun 19, 2012 Andres rated it it was amazing
Ok my five is clearly biased. I love anything Pixar. This book had a great in depth overview of the company. If you liked the parts of Pixar's in Steve Jobs' biography and wanted more then this book is for you.
Jnyama
May 05, 2010 Jnyama rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really fascinating book for anyone interested in the history of Pixar. A story of how the best and the brightest guys around literally created a new technological art form solely so that they could make the movies they dreamed of.
Jen
Jul 29, 2008 Jen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was interesting! The pictures/artwork are FANTASTIC and I wished I could have framed some of them.
Worth a look!
Krysta
May 29, 2012 Krysta rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
5 stars are not enough for this book. It's a fantastic and incredible journey through the history of Pixar and CG animation.
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