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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.

©2008 David A. Price; (P)2008 Tantor

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  • Robert
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 12-30-15

For all lovers of Pixar

Hear how it all started through the development of Ratatouille and the sale to Disney. A fascinating look into how the magic happens.

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decent

decent story was expecting something or wanted something a little bit different however, still decent.

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  • Ralph
  • Tampa, FL
  • 06-22-15

Great Insight

If you ever wanted to know about the history of Pixar and all the people that made it great, it's a must read... or listen in this case

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great story about Disney and Pixar history

loved it. the narrator was engaging and entertaining as well as easy to understand
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Love this story

If you love Pixar and/or like tech history books, this one is for you! From the every beginning to the same to Disney.

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intriguing details

As a long time Pixar fan, I thought I knew a good amount about their history. This book was a whole other level! The origins of Pixar's core members and their journey from dream to reality was well explored. I hope they can follow up someday. I recommend this to any interested Pixar fan. The reading is a bit dry (though this is my first audio book of this type) but does put the right feeling in when it's needed.

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  • Luke
  • Quakers Hill, Australia
  • 02-06-15

Great book

Great to here about how computer animation started and grew. Love Pixar movies. Really enjoyed listing to this well done

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Insightful

Very insightful and ostensibly comprehensive look into a cool company managed by geniuses and owned by lunatics. An entertainment biz must listen.

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Great book!

The most fun I've had listening to a business book. An incredible story well written and narrated.

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  • Jonny
  • Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 12-22-14

Inspiring and Insightful

A very interesting insight into the making of Pixar and how little the creative ‘geniuses’ new about what they were doing. What stood out was the sheer time and planning process of the movies and the dedication and love poured in by the creators. Pixar really was and is a work of great passion and commitment.