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Pixarpedia Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Hardcover: 300 pages
  • Publisher: DK ADULT (August 31, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756654327
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756654320
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 10.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #793,100 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Truly written with a young audience in mind, this hefty, encyclopedia-style tome is jam-packed with beautifully reproduced movie images presented in stunning large-size format or artfully arranged in eye-catching layouts along with brief explanatory narrative and captions. The book begins with a summary of the company's creation, a step-by-step flow chart of how Pixar movies are made, and a time line. Next, each Pixar film (including Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Wall-E, Up, and more) is introduced in a sizable entry that covers plot basics, characters, and settings. Final spreads cull from all of the movies to highlight various themes (e.g., friendship, villains, etc.) and present behind-the-scenes facts about each production. Brief bios and photos of real Pixar employees are sprinkled throughout, inspiring future filmmakers. With plenty of visuals to look at and lots of interesting tidbits to discover, this is one of those reference works that will draw kids into the library again and again to explore its pages." --School Library Journal, September 21, 2009

"[A] lavish, full-color, kid-friendly roundup of everything Pixar. It ranges from a brief history of the company to hints on finding the inside jokes and references in each Pixar film -- and everything else in-between! In fact, calling it "A Complete Guide to the World of Pixar... And Beyond!" may actually be selling it a bit short. ... Many of these spreads are poster-worthy! [O]ne of the best coffee-table books ever produced for an audience too young for coffee." --ComicsWorthReading.com, October 3, 2009

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If you are a serious Disney/Pixar fan, or just like the movies, you will not be dissapointed.
Liz
My 4-year-old son absolutely loves this book!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Parka TOP 50 REVIEWER on January 16, 2010
Format: Hardcover
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Pixarpedia is the ultimate visual companion for all the Pixar movies and shorts, from Toy Story to the latest Up. It's filled with details like character bios, fun facts and story arcs. It even includes characters that weren't named in movies, like the multiple cars from Cars and utility robots (and rejects) from WALL-E, and a whole lot more.

The layout of the book is beautiful and high resolution pictures are used throughout. This is a book made for fans who can't get enough of Pixar goodness.

(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Anthony D. Guagliardo on December 1, 2009
Format: Hardcover
If your a Pixar Fan, this is a must have. The pages are filled with screen shots of all the different movies and characters. If your interested in more of the process of how Pixar makes their movies, then you need to look at the individual "Making of" books for more in depth, behind the scenes action. Being an encyclopedia of Pixar I would have hoped to learn a bit more about the people and process from Pixar. Don't get me wrong, it's a cool book to look at, and there are a few pages about the people and process. But it is about the movies, mainly.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Hayden on November 27, 2009
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This is an awesome book. The layout and design of this book is done extremely well. Packed full of images, movie stills, character art, & poster art this book gives fans of all ages a behind-the-scenes description and analysis of PIXAR films. Featuring movie facts, film plots as well as character bios, this 350 page book is an excellent guide to the world of PIXAR. PIXAR shot films are also included in this book such as, One Man Band, Mike's New Car, Presto, Lifted, Mater and the Ghostlight and more! Although this book is written at a young adult age level, it is a must have for any PIXAR fan.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By W. Tom on November 18, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Wonderful picture book for the kid in all of us, but be advised that the shown cover version is the 2009 US DK release, whereas a newer UK release (Sept. 2010) is 376 pages (24 pages longer, vs 352 total pages.) Not sure why there wasn't coordinated release here in the states as well? Would be a minor quibble, only except the update includes Toy Story 3, Pixar's flagship franchise and most moving film to date. The 2009 Pixarpedia only briefly mentions TS3. The content is definitely five stars, one star less for DK's U.S. publishing and marketing strategy. Website gives no indication of when the updated American release is forthcoming. Great book otherwise, and well worth the list price. The UK version is considerably more, unfortunately.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SeanM on November 25, 2009
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Must own for any animation, pixar, film, or cartoon buff. Also fantastic if you want to wow your friends with "inside" knowledge about the films!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sharon Acosta on November 10, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This a great book for those who wants to know the facts behind each movie made by this wonderful company,i can only imagine the creative environment surrounding this people each day they go to work,i will be happy working for them even extra hours without pay!,you will not be dissapointed with this book,great reference,put it in your library!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P. G. Woof on November 3, 2009
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PIXARPEDIA is a labor of love. Not only does it document PIXAR's first 10 feature films, but every short in between. With a complete listing of characters and trivia on each film and an insiders look to working in the Toybox of a studio, PIXARPEDIA is a great insight for those not so well versed in all that is PIXAR and even for those that can't get enough. Here's to nine more volumes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Liz on November 1, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Pixar Mavens rejoice! This book has it all; amazing large color pictures and graphics, the inside scoop, animator info. Large well put together book goes through the company it self, a bit on each movie, artists, ETC. Worth every penny. If you are a serious Disney/Pixar fan, or just like the movies, you will not be dissapointed.
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