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By Mark Cotta Vaz,Introduction by John Lasseter,and Brad Bird
11 x 9 in; 160 pp; color illustrations throughout
September 2004 ISBN 9780811844338 ISBN10 0811844331
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From Pixar Animation Studios, the Academy Awardwinning studio that brought us such blockbusters as Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., and Finding Nemo, comes The Incredibles, a hilarious, action-packed story of a family of superheroes living an underground suburban existence. The sleekly designed settings and characters were conceptualized and developed by writer/director Brad Bird and Pixar's creative team of artists, illustrators, and designers, resulting in a celluloid sensation rich with detail. The Art of The Incredibles celebrates their talent, featuring concept and character sketches, storyboards, and lighting studies, and invites readers into the elaborate creative process of animation through interviews with all the key players at Pixar. With an 8-page gatefold and fabulous color art, this stunning bookthe only movie tie-in book for adultswill delight film-goers, artists, and animation fans alike.
Mark Cotta Vaz recently completed his 19th book, a biography of Merian C. Cooper, creator of King Kong which is scheduled to be published by Random House in 2005. Vaz's books on movie history include Industrial Light + Magic: Into the Digital Realm, which documents the second decade of George Lucas' famed visual effects house. He's currently working with filmmaker Leslie Iwerks on the history of Pixar Animation Studios, which will be published by Chronicle in 2005. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.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. Brad Bird is the writer and director of The Incredibles. He most recently directed and wrote the screen story for the acclaimed 1999 animated feature, The Iron Giant. He has served as executive consultant to the hit animated television series King of the Hill and The Simpsons.
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