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The Art of Monster, Inc. [Hardcover]

John Lasseter , Pete Docter
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Oct. 15 2001 The Art of
The Art of Monsters, Inc. opens the door into Pixar's colorful archives of concept art and to the endearing story of Monsters, Inc. Since the very first bedtime, children around the world have known that once their parents tuck them into bed and shut off the light, monsters lie waiting behind closet doors, ready to emerge. But what they don't realize is that these monsters scare children because they have to. It's their job. This superb film from Pixar Studios, the people who brought you Toy Story, A Bug's Life , and Toy Story 2 , reveals the truth about monsters with the brilliant techniques that have earned them their reputation as a ground-breaking animation studio. This incredible body of artwork was commissioned from the top artists, illustrators, and animators in the industry and from it the ultimate visual approach of the film was defined. From sketches scribbled on napkins and quickly inked marker drawings, to finished oil paintings and fabulous pastel color scripts, this behind-the-scenes artwork reveals the elaborate creative process behind a blockbuster film.

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This book gives us an over-the-shoulder peek, with some spectacular artwork that deserves to be seen, admired, and kept. -- Animation World Magazine, January 3, 2002

About the Author

John Lasseter is Pixar Animation Studios's executive vice-president of creative and the director of Toy Story, A Bug's Life, and Toy Story 2. He most recently served as the executive producer of Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo, and is currently executive producer of The Incredibles.

Pete Docter has been with Pixar Animation Studios since 1990. He is the director of Monsters, Inc.

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Monsters may creep out of our closets, but they don't live there. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars This was a gift May 14 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I gave this book to my son for his birthday, he is an animator, he loved it, so I guess it met the requirements.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Colourful and Cute Feb. 12 2009
This book is filled with plenty of character design and set drawings. You'll read no making of the movie. There are also no stills from the movie.

The collection of concept art is very colourful, especially the pastel drawings by Dominique Louis and Ralph Eggleston. Every panel drawn by them is a delight to look at.

A definite buy for any Pixar fan or if you're buying for kids.

There are more pictures on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful addition to a Pixar classic Dec 3 2003
This book is full of wonderful, imaginative illustrations that show the time and effort that was placed into Monsters Inc. The numerous different illustrators that have provided work make this collection of images a delight. There is very little text and explanation to go along with the images, but this is exactly what I was looking for. Its interesting to see how many changes the characters appearances went through to reach the final animated film. A definite buy for any fan of Pixar.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for any animator. Nov. 30 2002
What's surprising is that in this book there is hardly any screenshots or CG graphic art. But that's what makes the book great! It really proves that computer does not dominate in the animation industry; everything is still from sketches and traditional works. The book filled with great works from Eggleton (director of "For the Bird") and many other amazing script illustrators. The only thing that is disappointing is that most of the images are already available in the Monsters Inc. DVD. Overall, no animator should miss this book! Don't want to miss those amazing prints!
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