The Toy Story Films Book Review

The book has a shiny, almost metallic dust jacket

Are you a fan of the Toy Story franchise? Do you enjoy Pixar-themed books? Are you fascinated with Pixar films and the process in which they make such masterpieces? It seems so typical to say that this book is for you if you answered Yes to any of the above questions - but that's the case!

Under the dust jacket shows Dice Tsutsumi's concept art and the finished rendered piece from the film

Disney Editions has released The Toy Story Films - An Animated Journey book (by Charles Solomon) which is broken down into the following sections:
  • Foreword - by Hayao Miyazaki
  • It All Started With Tinny
  • Toy Story
  • Toy Story II
  • Interlude - Buzz and Woody in Limbo
  • Toy Story III
  • Epilogue - Beyond Infinity
  • Afterword - by John Lasseter
  • Bibliography / Index / Acknowledgements

Wonderful concept art from John Lasseter

The hefty 3.75 pound (1.70 kg) book measures in at 12 inches by 11.25 inches (30.48 cm by 28.58 cm) and contains 191 pages. Since there wasn't an official "Art of" book released for Toy Story 2, this book more than fills that gap. It was great to read into a lot of the retrospective moments of the films - for instance, did you know that Lots-o Huggin' Bear was actually created for the first film? The book even shows a piece of concept art that the amazingly talented Andrew Stanton drew, detailing the character.

In the section "It All Started With Tinny", the book does a great job of going through the early history of Pixar (and computer graphics in general) - from the Lucasfilm days to John Lasseter's development of Pixar's short Tin Toy. Don't worry thought, it's not a repeat of a lot of the historic Pixar information that is already out in the world - the content is clear and concise as the purpose of the book isn't to focus on the company's history. The one thing I really took from this section is the numerous pieces of artwork from John Lasseter - his early concept artwork is always something I love to look at and admire.

One of my favorite parts in the book talks about an area that always fascinates me - voice acting for the films. Tom Hanks, voice of Woody, says "The voice acting is fun, but it's much harder work than I anticipated. You essentially have to act full bore 100 percent, standing there with headphones on. On a live action movie, you do it and stop and you do it and stop; then you hang around for three hours while they get ready to do the next thing."  He goes on to say, "You stand in place, but you have to embody the physicality of what the character's going through." The book is filled with many more insights like this that just engage you as a reader throughout the chapters.

Great captures from around the office as Matt Luhn & Ken Mitchroney act exhausted during the TS2 production.  Mark Walsh, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich  enjoy cereal while celebrating pajama day - who doesn't want to work at Pixar?

The remainder of the book, as you could imagine, digs into great detail around the Toy Story films - showcasing the moments of despair (almost having Disney shelf the first Toy Story for story and character problems) and the great moments of celebration (director Lee Unkrich winning the Best Animated Feature Oscar for Toy Story 3).

We highly recommend this book to Pixar fans who are looking for historical Pixar details as well as details surrounding the Toy Story films - and heck, you get to look at loads of beautiful artwork as well. Click the link below to buy the book, The Toy Story Films - An Animated Journey.

Pixar Post - T.J.



A Bug's Life,3,Aaron Hartline,2,Adrian Molina,3,Alan Barillaro,7,Albert Lozano,1,Alex Mandel,1,Andrea Warren,2,Andrew Gordon,3,Andrew Stanton,47,Angelique Reisch,3,Angus MacLane,32,App Review,6,Art,33,Art of Animation Resort,5,Artists Help Japan,8,Austin Madison,4,Awards,51,Beth Sullivan,1,Bing Bong,2,Blu-Ray,40,Bob Peterson,17,Bob Whitehill,2,Bobby Podesta,1,Book Review,43,Brad Bird,14,Brave,142,BREAKING News,34,Brian Fee,4,Buzz Lightyear,10,Car Toons,2,Cars,63,Cars 2,17,Cars 3,14,Cars Land,34,Cars Toons,11,Chris Chua,1,Chris Sasaki,1,Christine Freeman,1,Coco,16,Contest,11,Craig Foster,1,Custom Pixar Gear,6,D23,23,Dan Scanlon,67,Daniel Arriaga,2,Danielle Feinberg,4,Darla Anderson,4,Dave Mullins,1,Deleted Scene,2,Denise Ream,5,Dia de los Muertos,7,Dice Tsutsumi,7,Die Cast Cars,21,Director's Commentary,9,Disney California Adventure,25,Disney Cruise,3,Disney Infinity,43,Disney Infinity 2.0,6,Disney Infinity 3.0,15,Disney Infinity Next,1,Disney Interactive,1,Disney Movies Anywhere,4,Disney World,24,Disneyland,18,Disneyland Paris,8,Easter Eggs,32,Ed Catmull,26,Enrico Casarosa,20,Erik Smitt,1,Everett Downing,1,Exclusive,11,Fan Art,30,Finding Dory,88,Finding Nemo,23,Forum,3,Fun Facts,4,Galyn Susman,6,Giveaway,3,Google Hangout,2,Hawaiian Vacation,2,Hidden Items,2,Imagineering,3,Inside Out,147,Interview,25,James Ford Murphy,12,Jamie Roe,1,Jason Deamer,1,Jason Johnston,2,Jay Ward,5,Jeff Danna,2,Jerome Ranft,1,Jim Capobianco,3,Jim Morris,3,John Lasseter,57,Jon Reisch,1,Jonas Rivera,25,Jonathan Pytko,2,Josh Cooley,18,Juliet Roth,1,Kelsey Mann,12,Kevin O'Hara,1,Knick Knack,2,Kori Rae,13,La Luna,18,Laura Meyer,2,Lava,18,Lee Unkrich,22,Lighting McQueen,8,Lindsey Collins,6,Lou,1,Luxo Jr.,2,Mahyar Abousaeedi,1,Marc Greenberg,1,Marc Sondheimer,1,Mark Andrews,36,Mark Walsh,34,Matt Jones,3,Matthew Luhn,2,Merida,13,Michael B. Johnson,2,Michael Giacchino,16,Michal Makarewicz,6,Mike Venturini,1,Monsters Inc,40,Monsters University,173,Motorama,2,Movie Review,12,Mychael Danna,4,Newt,1,Party Central,11,Partysaurus Rex,45,Patrick Lin,2,Paul Abadilla,7,Pete Docter,98,Peter Sohn,32,Piper,9,Pixar Animation Studios,78,Pixar Archives,2,Pixar Canada,14,Pixar Concept Art,29,Pixar In A Box,1,Pixar Minute,4,Pixar Pipeline Project,8,Pixar Post Book Club,12,Pixar Post Record,1,Pixar Shorts,104,Pixar Studio Story,2,Pixar Toys,41,Pizza Planet Truck,1,Podcast,52,Presto,1,Products,174,Products - A Bug's Life,6,Products - Brave,29,Products - Cars,20,Products - Cars 2,7,Products - Finding Dory,8,Products - Finding Nemo,5,Products - Inside Out,14,Products - Monsters Inc,15,Products - Monsters University,22,Products - Ratatouille,6,Products - Shorts & TV Specials,45,Products - The Good Dinosaur,7,Products - The Incredibles,7,Products - Toy Story,19,Products - Toy Story 2,5,Products - Toy Story 3,3,Products - Up,7,Products - WALL-E,7,Radiator Springs,7,Ralph Eggleston,5,Randy Newman,4,Ratatouille,20,RenderMan,4,Review,12,Ricky Nierva,4,Riley's First Date,5,Rob Thompson,1,Robert Kondo,5,Ronnie Del Carmen,6,Sandra Karpman,1,Sanjay Patel,12,Sanjay's Super Team,17,Saschka Unseld,30,Sharon Calahan,4,Shawn Krause,1,Small Fry,3,Soundtrack,36,Steve Jobs,5,Steve Purcell,18,Store - Amazon,42,Store - App Store,9,Store - Best Buy,1,Store - Disney Store,25,Store - eBay,5,Store - Hallmark,1,Store - iTunes,41,Store - Target,9,Store - Toys R Us,1,Tales From Radiator Springs,4,Teddy Newton,2,The Blue Umbrella,39,The Good Dinosaur,93,The Incredibles,15,The Incredibles 2,13,Thomas Newman,3,To Protect and Serve,4,Tony DeRose,1,Tony Fucile,1,Toy Review,18,Toy Story,75,Toy Story 3,2,Toy Story 4,21,Toy Story of Terror,37,Toy Story That Time Forgot,24,Trailer,83,Type - Books,6,Type - Clothing,2,Type - Collectibles,17,Type - Holiday,2,Type - Pins,1,Type - Plush,6,Type - Toys,15,UP,13,VanArts,5,Victor Navone,1,Video Games,44,Vinylmation,9,Wall-e,17,
Pixar Post: The Toy Story Films Book Review
The Toy Story Films Book Review
Pixar Post
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy