When, Day & Night debuted in theaters alongside Toy Story 3, critics and fans fell in love with director Teddy Newton’s short. Now, there’s a way to own a print version as Chronicle Books has released a hardcover adaptation by Teddy Newton himself.
In my review of the short, I wrote about its genius in length. Teddy Newton gave us a piece that was not scared to challenge the ideas that we may hold. The 40-page accompanying book is another book I look forward to placing on my Pixar shelf.
UPDATE: There is a behind the scenes video that Chronicle Books has released. It’s embedded after the jump.
The official product description follows:
Day meets Night and Night meets Day in this delightful picture book based on the Pixar short, Day & Night, which premiered with Toy Story 3 in 2010. Kids will delight in the way these two characters explore their differences and eventually realize how much they like and enjoy each other. A wonderful way to experience the magic of this Pixar short again and again and—rejoice in the attraction of opposites!
The great thing about the book is that the pages inside are not merely stills taken from the short, as Teddy Newton drew all of the artwork contained inside. To think how easy it would have been to simply take shots from the film and slap them into a book goes to show the care Chronicle Books and Teddy Newton have taken to give us a book worthy of the Pixar short. So while, at first glance, it may look like a book solely for children, I think it’s a great collector’s item.
The Day & Night book from Chronicle Books is available in bookstores now.
UPDATE: Behind the scenes video (via Upcoming Pixar):