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The Films of Pixar Animation Studio

James Clarke
  • June 2013 sees the release of Pixar's summer movie, Monsters University
  • November 2013 sees the release of Pixar's Christmas movie, an untitled feature about dinosaurs
  • For Pixar fans, animation enthusiasts, undergraduate film students and for anyone looking to take their first step into watching animated movies
  • 2013 is the 30th anniversary of Pixar beginning life as a computer animation studio and the 10th anniversary of Finding Nemo

'Highly recommended to Pixar and film fans alike'
- Film Ireland

One of the major icons of modern cinema, and hugely influential on pop-culture over the past three decades, Pixar Animation Studios has proved to be an endless source of imagination and delight for children and adults alike. From the Toy Story Trilogy to Brave, The Incredibles to Ratatouille, its films have played a vital role in reminding audiences around the globe of animation's capacity as both an entertainment and an art form. Every feature sits on the 'top 50 highest-grossing animated films of all-time' list, and with over 200 awards to their name, including numerous Oscars, they're as revered by critics as they are successful at the box-office.

The Films of Pixar Animation Studio offers a one-stop guide to the studio's entire back catalogue, discussing in-depth the creative choices behind each film, and their place within the wider cinema landscape and animation history. It also offers an insight into their very particular way of working, and the role of the films' producers, writers, directors and animators on each project, examining their colourful and original use of a folk-tale sensibility, and their unique aesthetic.

James Clarke is the author of Movie Movements: Films That Changed The World of Cinema and a number of other film books. He has contributed to Empire, Imagine, Resurgence and Classic FM and has lectured on the subject of film at the University of Gloucestershire and the University of Sussex. As a scriptwriter, James has recently written and produced a number of short films for the British Council. He also wrote the screenstory for the British short film Chasing Cotards, which has played at a number of North American film festivals. James has had several stageplays for young people commissioned and toured regionally. James has given lectures at the British Council and the British Library. You can follow him on twitter: @jasclarkewriter

release date: 24 October 2013
price: £16.99
ISBN13: 9781842439371
binding: paperback
format: B (198 X 129mm)
extent: 192
images: 8pp Colour
rights: world
BIC code: APFV
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Highly recommended to Pixar and film fans alike
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- David Prendeville, Film Ireland

The enthusiasm of the author shines through the prose, making this a very accessible addition to my bookshelf.
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James Clarke on Movie Movements
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