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.
|Publisher:||Chronicle Books LLC|
|Product dimensions:||11.32(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.87(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 18 Years|
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An intriguing look at the art, ideas and storyboards that went in to this fabulous movie. The different styles of drawings and paintings were really surprising and often completely different from the final look of the film. Not quite beautiful enough to be a coffee table book, and a little bit long for a regular bookshelf, but definitely worth a flipping through (or three).