The Color of Pixar
Bold and beautiful, this volume presents hundreds of film stills from the Pixar archives in a glorious spectrum of color. Starting with bright white images and seamlessly flowing through the colors of the rainbow, it becomes crystal clear how each frame tells a story. Bound into a gorgeous volume, The Color of Pixar encapsulates everything there is to love about the studio: the attention to detail, the playful characters, and the sheer scope of their work in over 20 years of iconic feature films.

The Color of Pixar Details

TitleThe Color of Pixar
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 8th, 2017
PublisherChronicle Books
ISBN-139781452159201
Rating
GenreArt, Nonfiction

The Color of Pixar Review

  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    While this is an intriguing concept, collecting static scenes from Pixar movies and arranging them across the color spectrum, the execution isn't at all what I would have hoped or wanted. Each image is framed by what is supposed to be its dominant (I guess?) color, yet in some cases it's clearly a stretch. The images are delivered entirely without commentary, just a citation for the movie title and year, so this feels like a lost opportunity to examine how the use of color impacts the tone, emot While this is an intriguing concept, collecting static scenes from Pixar movies and arranging them across the color spectrum, the execution isn't at all what I would have hoped or wanted. Each image is framed by what is supposed to be its dominant (I guess?) color, yet in some cases it's clearly a stretch. The images are delivered entirely without commentary, just a citation for the movie title and year, so this feels like a lost opportunity to examine how the use of color impacts the tone, emotion and delivery of the scene. I was expecting to read more about how the use of color for characters, environments and situations supplemented or reinforced the dynamics of the scene, but this was a total bust. Basically, if you want to look through a scenebook, this is the one for you. If you're looking for actual information about Pixar animation and technique, skip it; this is not the book you seek.
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  • Vickey Volk
    January 1, 1970
    Pretty but pointless
  • J.S.
    January 1, 1970
    This is a beautiful little book. In spite of its small size - only 8.25" wide by 6.25" tall - I think of it kind of like a little coffee table book. The book seeks to show how color is used in the films of Pixar. As the introduction explains, the idea is to take "single frames from the studio's films and [look] at them out of context, using the spectrum of color as a connecting theme." Each scene is framed with the color - beginning with white and shading to blue-violet and through all the color This is a beautiful little book. In spite of its small size - only 8.25" wide by 6.25" tall - I think of it kind of like a little coffee table book. The book seeks to show how color is used in the films of Pixar. As the introduction explains, the idea is to take "single frames from the studio's films and [look] at them out of context, using the spectrum of color as a connecting theme." Each scene is framed with the color - beginning with white and shading to blue-violet and through all the colors until it ends with red, red-violet, and finally black. It isn't so much that each color is exactly dominating in each scene as much as it highlights that color and how it's used. And that's the bulk of the book - 348 pages (1.5" thick) - with only a forward and brief introduction but no explanation. Personally, I would have preferred to have some explanation, but art students may find this minimalist approach perfect. My daughter is something of a budding artist and she appreciated the book a great deal. For myself, I just enjoyed seeing the pictures from the films - I actually love animated shows (cartoons, in the language of my generation) and have seen most of the Pixar films.
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  • Andrew
    January 1, 1970
    Just under 4 stars - visually stunning but lacking something. Review coming soon once i've had a think.
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