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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (May 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811874346
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811874342
  • Product Dimensions: 3.6 x 4.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As an avid Pixar and animation fan, I collect all the "The Art of..." books on Pixar films.
Marque Pierre Sondergaard
Over 250 pieces of concept art from Toy Story 3 pack a survey filled with storyboards, color keys, reference photos and much more!
Midwest Book Review
Solomon was able to interview many of the artists from the previous Pixar films to discuss how the art and story have evolved.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Parka TOP 50 REVIEWER on May 17, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Length: 0:48 Mins
It's great to be back in the world of Toy Story. It's like meeting old friends with that feeling of nostalgia.

There are 176 pages, 16 more pages that previous Pixar art books. You'll see new toys, colour scripts, storyboards, sculptures, sketches and some photographs. Some pieces of art from Toy Story 2 were also included. Many pieces of art are digitally created, which is how it's done these days. It doesn't take away anything though, the art is still good. Colour studies from Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo are beautiful, just like the one on the cover. And so are all the art from other artists.

The writeup is marvelous. There so much more to read compared to previous Pixar art books. I can see Author Charles Soloman has talked to a lot of people and done some good research. The commentary is filled with lots of quotes from the staff, interesting stories and insight into Toy Story. You'll read about the legacy of Toy Story, the updates to this movie, story sequences, the characters and other details right down to how Andy's neighbour decorates his lawn.

For the most part, the commentary is really about the plot and the characters. Nuances and deliberations to every story decisions are explained. Many of the ideas translated to screen are actually from personal life experiences. This film is clearly a piece of love for everyone who worked on it and you'll feel that love and level of commitment on every page you read.

I'm pretty sure this is going to be one of Pixar's most touching film to date.

Highly recommended. It's a great book for all Pixar fans.

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Michael W. Howe on June 5, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Many years after PIXAR had made its successful sequel to "Toy Story," rumors circulated high and low that a "Toy Story 3" was in the works. This film at one point was scheduled as a non-PIXAR sequel when Disney and PIXAR had a falling out, but when new leadership managed to bring PIXAR back into the company, PIXAR was able to stop the 'imposter' and resume plans for their own idea.

Charles' Solomon's look into PIXAR is a gem in that during the first pages of the book, it takes fans and readers back, to examine a little of the first two films, before the creative team delves into development of the toy's latest adventure. It is interesting seeing how times have evolved, as on one opening page, we see two color studies. One is from 1994 done in pastels, and one is from 2008 done in a digital paint program.

The book is a trove of color studies, character concepts, clay sculptures, and really gives, to me, one of the most thorough analysis of a PIXAR film in a long time. Some of the making-of books seem a bit hodge-podge, but this has an underlying narrative that gets you into the heads of those at PIXAR, as well as their latest creation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cheyl A Hutchinson on February 10, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I got this for my brother in law, an artist. He spent hours poring over it and enjoying the incredible artwork. Great book!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on August 15, 2010
Format: Hardcover
The Art of Toy Story 3 is a top pick for any library strong in animation studies. It comes from an animation historian who explores the hurdles that faced the Pixar team as they developed the latest addition to the Toy Story series, including an introduction showcasing the story and the development of the first two films. Over 250 pieces of concept art from Toy Story 3 pack a survey filled with storyboards, color keys, reference photos and much more!
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By Titus Smith on November 28, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Amazing. Everyone will love this. Adults, children, teenagers, grandparents... it's an incredible look at what Pixar created with insights and sketches you won't find anywhere else.
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Format: Hardcover
Length: 1:00 Mins
"Toy Story 3" is a fascinating movie, and one of the best parts of this film (and any Pixar film for that matter) is the design work. This art books gives you an in-depth look at the process of designing the movie. Although its impossible not to briefly discuss/show the design work on the previous two films, for the most part the book focuses on new characters and locations that were unique to the third film.

Being an animated movie, there was nothing "filmed" - that means that every single thing you see in the frame (and I mean every little detail in the background) was intentionally created by the film's artists and animators. Pixar is known for their quality, and it shows here. Looking through the book, you can see the great level of care and detail that the artists put into each character, location, and object.

Includes the following:
- Storyboards
- Sample of the film's Color Script
- Andy's house/room
- Sketches & Design of key characters (Lotso, Barbie & Ken, etc)
- Sunnyside Daycare - environment & toy designs
- Final CG renders of main characters
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By AnimationStation on July 29, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This was an amazing buy. Truly no regrets here. It was a very emotional read as it is my favorite of all Pixar films. The artwork in here is great but the stories of the filmmakers and artists are the best from Unkrich talking about taking the reigns from Lasseter to the brain trust toasting the memory of Joe Ranft. For animators, animation lovers, movie lovers and artists of any medium this book should be on your shelf.
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