The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company

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Vintage Books, 2009 - Business & Economics - 310 pages
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A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year

The Pixar Touch is a lively chronicle of Pixar Animation Studios' history and evolution, and the "fraternity of geeks" who shaped it. With the help of animating genius John Lasseter and visionary businessman Steve Jobs, Pixar has become the gold standard of animated filmmaking, beginning with a short special effects shot made at Lucasfilm in 1982 all the way up through the landmark films Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Wall-E, and others. David A. Price goes behind the scenes of the corporate feuds between Lasseter and his former champion, Jeffrey Katzenberg, as well as between Jobs and Michael Eisner. And finally he explores Pixar's complex relationship with the Walt Disney Company as it transformed itself into the $7.4 billion jewel in the Disney crown.

With an Updated Epilogue

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User Review  - Daniel.Estes - LibraryThing

The story of how Pixar Animation Studios came into existence is remarkable not just for the movies they make, but because its own history is in itself a Cinderella story. The Pixar Touch by David ... Read full review

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User Review  - ALincolnNut - LibraryThing

Perhaps no motion picture company has had a more successful beginning than Pixar, whose feature-length computer animated films have all been hugely popular box office success; of these, several have ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

David A. Price was raised in Richmond, Virginia and was educated at the College of William and Mary, where he received his degree in computer science. He graduated from Harvard Law School and Cambridge University. Price has written for The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, Business 2.0, The Washington Post, Forbes and Inc. and is the author of Love & Hate in Jamestown. Price lives with his wife and two sons in Washington, D.C.

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