After a delay of about a year, The Pixar Treasures is officially coming on Tuesday, September 28! The Disney Editions book is not your typical collection of Pixar artwork and behind-the-scenes stories. It is better described as a scrapbook, filled with reproductions of cool Pixar keepsakes that can be removed and relished.
Remember that scrapbook that Carl and Ellie made together in Up? Now, imagine that someone did that, but instead the memories inside were those of Pixar’s history and films. The 64-page hardcover covers shorts and feature films through last year’s Up.
Examples of collectibles contained inside include reproduced invitations to film wrap parties, pull-out greeting cards, recreations of actual written letters, stickers, and much more.
The official description of The Pixar Treasures:
The Pixar Treasures is a scrapbook of instinct and inspiration, experiences readers can touch, and visions that exist only in the imagination. It begins with a group of animators who were inspired by Walt Disney films. In the late 1970s and early ’80s, John Lasseter, Brad Bird, and Joe Ranft were hired into an apprenticeship program at Walt Disney Productions. The last of Disney’s golden age artists, including animators Eric Larson, Milt Kahl, Frank Thomas, and Ollie Johnston mentored the young dreamers, and as Pixar later developed, their work would draw heavily from this direct connection with Walt Disney’s “Nine Old Men.”
The tale continues with Pixar’s foray into computer animation, and the resulting success of Toy Story. With chapters on A Bug’s Life; Monsters, Inc.; Finding Nemo; The Incredibles; Cars; Ratatouille; and WALL-E, Hauser’s narrative covers the struggles, growth, and successes of an incredible animation studio. And it gives readers a sneak peak at the newest Disney*Pixar film, Up. Filled with unique removable keepsakes, The Pixar Treasures is an essential collector’s item for every Pixar fan.
The Pixar Treasures comes out on September 28 for a suggested retail price of $60.00, though Amazon.com has it on sale for $37.80.
Who else is getting this? Are you as excited about this as I am?!