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Toy Story: The Art and Making of an Animated Film

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This behind-the-scenes look at the whole incredible process of Toy Store's creation includes an explanation of the innovative technology and artistic genius that made it all possible--perfect for film and technology fans. Full color.
Hardcover, 136 pages
Published November 9th 1995 by Disney Editions
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May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art-of-books
ولأنني من عشاق هذا الفيلم كثيرا فقد وجدته أمرا ضروريا بالنسبة لي إقتناء هذا الكتاب وكان حلما منذ أن شاهدت الفيلم ولم يتحقق إلا مؤخرا بفضل الله.
تقريبا غطى الكتاب جوانب كثيرة من الفيلم وصناعته مرورا بذكريات مؤدي الأصوات، خبراء التحريك، صانعوا التماثيل، كتاب الأغاني، مؤلفوا القطع الموسيقية وغيرها، لقد كان الفيلم تحفة بكل ماتحمله الكلمة من معنى.
حتى أصوات الألعاب التي كانت تثير بداخلي الحنين لبعض الألعاب في طفولتي هي أصوات حقيقية تمت الاستعانة بها لتمنح كل لعبة صوتها المميز الذي أشتهرت به.
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Elliot Richards
Despite the film being relatively old by today's computer animation standards, Toy Story is still a benchmark film with regards to its storytelling. This book does a nice job in highlighting some of the ups and downs of the development of the film. It's not an in-depth or deeply technical look at the film, it's more cursory, which makes it an easy read and a great way into reading further on CG movies.

Simon Sweetman
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was really cool to read - we take for granted now the leaps and bounds in computer-animation, etc. Great to go back to 20+ years ago when Toy Story was being shaped as the first full computer-driven animated film. The way it all slotted into place over several years is explained in detail here with great early sketch work and explanations of how casting and soundtrack composer selections helped to shape the story and vision.
Mar 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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The cover has a holographic cover to bring across the message that this is a 3D movie. That's pretty unique.

This is a big book close to A3 paper's dimension. The huge pages provide the huge canvas on which the storyboards, character designs and movie renders display. All the art pieces are just beautiful and inspiring to look at.

Text is written by John Lasseter, the director, and Steve Daly. They bring you behind the scenes into the production for the world's fi
Nov 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I recently read a book about the making of King Kong (the 1933 version, of course!) and I decided to follow it up with a book about the making of Toy Story, another movie for which I have great affection. It was interesting to read about two such innovative movies that were created over 60 years apart. The Toy Story book had a lot of interesting tidbits about the making of this wonderful film and the technical and creative challenges that the creators faced. It wasn't just about the computer gra ...more
Dan Domanski
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is better than watching most "making of" extras on DVDs (which often end up being high-five fests for the filmmakers and actors). There is so much detail about how Toy Story was made, and the process that the animators went through! How much changed from beginning to end! I have MORE respect for the movie after reading this book.
Jun 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This is a good resource for anyone who loves animation. Beyond that anyone who loves "Toy Story". Gives you everything you ever wanted to know about the process and the amount of effort to create and produce a movie of this sort. Also tells you about each of the unique personalities of the movie and how they evolved.
Mar 31, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kids, art, cartoons, movies
Comprehensive information on the making of Toy Story. Includes art and creator's notes and sketches. Great for my wee one who LOVES the movies!
Ryan Merz
May 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a good book about the making of the movie Toy Story. The pictures from the movie are excellent and were one of the highlights of the book for me.
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John Lasseter is an American animator, film director and the chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. He is also currently the Principal Creative Advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering.
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