The Pixar Touch

  • by David A. Price
  • Narrated by David Drummond
  • 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 visionary businessman Steve Jobs and animating genius John Lasseter, 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 Steve 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.

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Customer Reviews

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A great insider view

If you could sum up The Pixar Touch in three words, what would they be?

Informative, creative, deceit


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Pixar Touch?

The way everyone came together with a common goal


What about David Drummond’s performance did you like?

Good easy listening


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The guys that went to school together ended up forming some of the household software/design companies today


Any additional comments?

This is a great book to learn about the history of the pioneers of computer animation, particularly interesting to see this side of the story and outsiders views on the Disney corp after reading the Walt Disney biography. The book has some interesting facts and is an easy passive listening experience.

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- Simon

Really interesting

It was a lot more in depth than i thought into the company of pixar and everyone involved. As a filmmaker i found it very inspiring
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- Miss J. A. Appadoo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-12-2008
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio