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BOOK GIVEAWAY: “The Art of Pixar”

Art of Pixar

THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED! We’ll do a random drawing and post the results in the comments section sometime on Saturday afternoon.

I intended to do a giveaway of my latest book last November, but the first printing sold out before we could even consider that. Now with the second printing out, we can finally host a proper giveaway. So today we’re handing out FOUR copies of The Art of Pixar: The Complete Color Scripts and Select Art from 25 Years of Animation:

Over the past 25 years, Pixar’s team of artists, writers, and directors have shaped the world of contemporary animation with their feature films and shorts. From classics such as Toy Story and A Bug’s Life to recent masterpieces such as Up, Toy Story 3, and WALL·E, this comprehensive collection offers a behind-the-scenes tour of every Pixar film to date. Featuring a foreword by Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter, the complete color scripts for every film–published in full for the first time–as well as stunning visual development art, The Art of Pixar is a treasure trove of rare artwork and an essential addition to the library of animation fans and Pixar enthusiasts.

To enter, just post a comment below. Writing “I love Amid” in the body of the comment won’t improve your chances of winning, but it may enhance my sense of self-worth. Contest will close tonight at midnight (ET).

Rules: Contest is open only to residents of the United States. Do not submit multiple entries or you will be disqualified. You must leave your correct email address in the e-mail field of the comment, otherwise you can’t be contacted if you win. (Your email address will not be publicly visible).

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  • Porsupah

    That looks like a glorious amount of fun. ^_^

  • Cordell Rainwalker

    I love Amid.
    I love Amid.
    I love Amid.

    Oh, by the way, I love Amid.

    (I am nothing if not shameless.)

  • Daniella

    I would love to win this book

  • Billy

    While the art of Pixar is an important part of Pixar’s ability to turn out hit after hit, I believe that it’s their storytelling ability that makes their movies great. I’d love to leaf through the book “The Art Of Pixar” but I’d also love to read through a book called “The Storytelling Of Pixar.”

  • http://www, David Wagenfeld


  • Cyrus

    Shoutouts to Pixar for years of great animation and stories.

    Also I love Amid.

  • Billy

    I love amid!!!

  • Chris

    Lou Romano’s color scripts by themselves make this a must have for my collection.

  • Dan Pinto

    It’s a wonderful book. I’ve been eyeing it for a while.

  • Bill

    You don’t say if we need to compose an ode to our love of Amid or this book, or just post a comment. I know I always enjoy the “Art of” books. I am constantly amazed by the talent in our industry.

  • Tyler

    Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  • Jennifer

    Pixar! I wanna share this book with my 8 and 6 year old.

  • Santiago

    I’m not certain of my love towards Amid, but I’d definetely love to win this book.

  • Tyler

    Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  • Bobby

    Please for the sake of luck! Let me win this book!

  • Ingvard Ashby

    Oh man oh man oh man, I wanna win this sooooo bad!

    Thanks for the opportunity. Long live Cartoon Brew! Whoo!

  • Bobby

    I would love to add this book to my collection!

  • George


  • erik

    thanks for the excellent blog; i love cartoon brew. oh and amid is pretty awesome too!

  • Jim M

    I’ve always wondered how much of the art in these books is developed specifically for presentation purposes. Anyone have any insight?

  • Zachary S

    I love Amid.
    Yes I do.
    I love Amid.
    Yes it’s true!

  • Brandon

    It’s ok! I’m a limo driver!

  • Mike

    Amid’s a pretty chill dude.

  • John

    Great book!

  • Charles Horton

    Woah, what a cool idea for a book! Perhaps it would provide me with a dose of creative inspiration. Thanks, Amid, for holding the contest.

  • Victor Kong

    Read your Art of Pixar Short Films book when I first started out in animation. It was brilliant and engaging. Hope I can read this one as well!

  • Garrett

    It’d look fantastic on my coffee table!

  • Adam

    I have a deep abiding respect for Amid, but I wouldn’t call it love.

  • Shawn

    Pick me, pick me! I’d love to have this book!

  • Gerry

    I don’t love Amid. But I love animation. And Pixar. And my wife. My wife is an animator and I would love to win this for her. And by win I mean do nothing more than write this comment and hopefully be selected. I’m not sure I’d battle a large beast or anything just to win the book, though. That would be crazy. Then again, it is Pixar. . . Alright, how big is this beast I have to fight? Is it an oversized turtle? I think I can handle that. It doesn’t breathe fire or anything, right? I don’t know. This is getting serious. Look, either give me the book or don’t, but you can’t expect me to battle homicidal dragon turtles to do it! That’s barbaric, sir! I won’t have it! I won’t!

    Please. . . .

  • Eric

    If I win, I’ll love Amid.

  • BMH

    I saw the first Pixar shorts in the theaters back when they were touring with the International Tournees of Animation. It’d be a joy to own a copy of this lovely book.

  • Mr. James


  • DianeM

    Thanks for the chance to win one –

    Cartoon Brew comes thru again!

  • Simoa

    It would be wonderful to own this book! Just a sneak peek of all that concept art and the color scripts is eye watering. I love what Pixar does, and their art and passion is inspiring and infectious to say the least.

  • Matt Johnson

    really hope I could win this book. The
    I have for Pixar is by far greater than the love I have for

  • April

    I’ve always loved looking at pre-production art and would love to see the difference between Toy Story and Finding Nemo. And nothing is better than a free book.

  • Timothy J. Reynolds

    I just finished reading Amid’s ‘Cartoon Modern’ book. It was really inspiring!
    Thanks for the contest, I love Pixar everything.

  • Simoa

    Owning this book would be lovely beyond words. I’m absolutely enchanted by animation, and have a lot of respect and admiration for the people in that line of work, who put in so much precision, magic, and unbelievable hard work into what’s on the screen. And of course, being the avid Pixar fan that I am, my love for animation has more than tripled in the past two years. The color scripts and concept art are eye watering and owning it would inspire every day and make for excellent reading.

  • dan mazanec

    I would love to have this book.

  • Stephen Persing

    The book would look perfect next to my copy of Cartoon Modern!

  • Kim

    I love books!

  • Mad Guru

    I really love the color scripts to Pixar movies. There is so much richness and subtle beauty in their pastels. A book with all of them is really a great idea. What an excellent resource to study color and mood. Of the Pixar art of books that I have, I have to say the color scripts are some of the most exciting preproduction work for me to look at.

  • MooCartoon

    Why no Canadian love. :(

  • Neal

    I <3 Jerry Beck.

  • Maryam

    Oh I sure do love Amid! much :)

  • Ben

    i love amid. i love everything written by amid, books and blog posts.

  • Bertorious

    Woah! I can’t pass up on a chance to obtain this gold (in book form) for free! Who am I kidding? If I don’t win, I’ll probably just shell out the dough to buy it, but still. PICK ME! You know you want to.

  • Joe V

    Oooh and ahhh and unce unce unce.

  • Aaron


  • BPearce

    I respect Amid.
    How’s that?
    My nine-year-old would *really* groove on this book.

  • Ken

    My four year old has commanded me to win this book. I always do as she says.

    You’re web-site is a daily read for me. Thanks so much for years of great animation coverage.

  • Aaron

    Love the art of PIXAR

  • Carl Croom

    What a great book to go on my table.
    And I also love Amid. And Jerry Beck. And bunnies.

  • BPearce

    I respect Amid.
    How’s that?
    My nine-year-old would *really* groove on this book!

  • BobbyK

    These guys always inspire me!

  • John Taber

    “I love Amid”

    Hope I win.

  • BobbyK

    These guys always inspire me!:-D

  • Mesterius

    If I was a resident of the United States, I’d love Amid.

  • Lo

    I have been the fan of this website for a long time but never said anything, you guys lure me out of the cave…. good job.

  • Mel

    I actually don’t own any animation art books.

    I visit the book store maybe at least 5 times a week, and I like to take a gander at the art books there. I’m always saying to myself. “Oh, I buy it once I am stabilized and have time to analyze it.”

    I live in hostels and extended stay homes.

    I am pretty content. I would enjoy the book, then maybe pass it on to someone else who could enjoy it too. It’s hard to keep anything when you are trudging around a suitcase.

  • Andrew

    I’ll enter. Worth a shot! Thanks!

  • Laura H

    AH! I’ve been wanting to get this book! and tomorrows my birthday :D Its true!

    I <3 Amid


  • dave landerz

    cool i do

  • andy

    I don’t love Amid, but I like him.

  • Chris

    Count me in on this exciting opportunity for freeness.

  • Carlos

    I love Amid.
    Yeah I really do.

  • DawnF

    Giveaway’s are fun, animating is EVEN more fun! And of course winning would be great fun!

  • childisfatheroftheman

    I can’t say that I love Amid, but winning this book might help sway my feelings.

  • Courtney


    Would love to own this – I will be crossing my fingers at midnight.

  • Mike

    While I do not know Amid well enought to “love” him, he does seem like a fine fellow. I do hope to someday buy him a beer.

  • Toonio

    I love Amid… in a platonic and professional way :P

  • Eric

    Amid always writes a mean book. I would love to add this one to the stack.

  • DawnF

    Giveaway’s are fun, animating is EVEN more fun, and winning would be super fun!

  • jak rabit

    As a set designer for theatre, animation has always been a rich source of inspiration for me. I learned the most about painting by just copying backgrounds from Disney films like “Cinderella” or “Snow White.” When I design, I naturally think in three dimensions and Pixar’s work has helped to develop this. Pixar’s manipulation of CGI displays how powerfully light and color can interact with form to create a mood. The varied subject matter and settings proves their versatility and creativity as artists.

    I’m looking forward to reading this regardless!

  • Amanda H.

    Ooh cool
    Here is my comment :P

  • Tigris180

    I <3 Animation

  • Celia V.

    I love Pixar. Most importantly i love reading about the people and the techniques behind such great animation. I’m currently finishing up “Two Guys Named Joe” and it just makes sense to read “The Art of Pixar” next.

  • Matt Southerland

    I draw much inspiration from the work of Pixar. What a great opportunity to own a book to inspire greater creativity. I’m hoping you notice me and say, “You are a sad, strange little man, and you have my pity.”

  • Abel

    I love winning free things!!!

  • Hugo

    Someone said I could win a book here. Sounds great. I don’t know who this Amid character is. If I win this book I’ll think he’s pretty cool.

  • http://ComingSoon... Jeff Epp

    Congratulations on 8 years… Maybe a Cartoon Brew book when you hit 25 years.

    I love Amid,
    I love Jerry (Not as much as Amid)
    I love Cartoon Brew!!!


  • Nick

    I love Pixar… and Amid!
    Hope to win this book but good luck to everyone :)

  • HS

    Let’s do this thing.

  • Joe


  • Jay

    Very cool giveaway. I would love to have this book. Color scripts are always so beautiful and amazing to see. Thanks for putting the book together, Amid!

  • Margaret E

    I don’t love you Amid, it’s not you it’s me.


  • Jeff

    Cool. Looks like a nice book to have.

  • Jody Morgan

    I love Pixar, I love Lou Romano’s work, I love animation behind-the-scenes stuff, and even though I frequently disagree with him, I love Amid.

    Thanks for holding this drawing!

  • I

    I didn’t write it in the body.

  • Schiff

    Had a chance to thumb through this in an animation class I took at SVA last year, would love to own and enjoy it permanently. Make it happen, Amid!

  • Simmon Keith Barney

    Been looking forward to this book! If I win a copy, will you sign it for me?

    P.S. Did you know that, in Esperanto, the name Amid’ means “love child”?

    • amid

      You’re a winner!

  • Jim

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  • Milo Thatch

    What’s Pixar?

  • Eric Oliver

    Hmm I’d really really like, no love!!! to get that book.

  • david essman

    I am not going to win.

  • Brandon Kruse

    Time to remove this from my Amazon wish list!

  • Lesley Lopez

    Pixar shorts and movies are the reason I got into 3D work!!! Hopefully, I can work with Pixar one day!!! But I know I have to put in my time and experience and luckily I work for a local TV broadcasting company making 2D/3D motion graphics. And I would love to add this book to my Pixar collection, so I can flip through the pages and get great inspiration!!!

  • Andrew Farago

    Sign me up!

  • Andrew

    I love Amid,
    would love to thumb through that book

  • Connor Sims


    It’s been on my chest for awhile, I hoped the notes I left for him in his locker would have been good enough; but now I need use a direct approach.

  • Sly

    i would love to look through the best of the best.

  • Justin Howe

    I love Amid!

    AND I would love to win this book to show my kids that there are humans behind those computer images! Humans that can draw and stuff! Machines have not taken over!

  • Xelioth

    I’m an art student who just got into CalArts’ Character Animation program. I can’t possibly imagine a better icing to that cake than a copy of the Art of Pixar! I need study material, so support the future of the industry and send one to me!

  • HC

    I want this book!

  • Ryan

    Amid Amidi’s a cool dude. A cool dude who gives out free copies of his book. Truly, the coolest dude.

  • okcmills

    And Cartoon Brew!!
    And Amid!

    Would love to get my hands on this awesome book. :-D

  • Sam Randazzo

    That’s a beautiful book. Cartoon Brew rocks!

  • siemasko

    thanks in advance! (positive thinking)

  • Cavalier James

    My birthday is next week and Cartoon Brew is one of my favorite websites!

  • Rick R.

    Connor, I will leave Amid to you then.

    I like pie.

  • Robert Reynolds

    I really don’t know why I’m posting this-after all, I just won a Wizards Blu-Ray, so my luck is shot for the rest of the year. Besides, I own 3,000+ books already. But, what the heck, I love the website, the book looks very good and I might as well.In for a penny, in for a pound.

  • Danny

    I want and love books with cartoons and doodles with pretty colors and compositions. I would love an Amid as well.

  • Jenn

    I love Cartoon Brew! Kind of you to do the give away. Thanks (^_^)

  • Marc Crisafulli

    Jerry’s like a resilient, crazed uncle. Amid’s like the kid in class I knew was smart, but didn’t want to piss off.
    In the interest of time, I’m counting this as a post to voice my appreciation for PIXAR’s beautiful color scripts and a Happy Anniversary to Cartoon Brew.

  • Peter

    I would really appreciate this book! I am impressed and edified by your amazing generosity! Thank you.

  • Jay

    Very cool giveaway. I would love it if someone would give me every art/animation book that I wanted. Color scripts are always so beautiful and awesome to see. Thanks for putting out the book, Amid!

  • malika W.

    I LOVE you, AMID, SOOOOOO very much !!!! love love love yeeeeeeeeaaaaahh !!

  • Tony

    [Insert long meaningful comment about how pixar inspired me to major in animation and get into the field in hopes that you would be touched and sent me an awesome book]

  • Abby M

    I was looking at this book at my school’s library last week, it’s absolutely wonderful. I would love to have this in my collection. As an animation student, I constantly need new material for inspiration.

  • Sam Niemann

    Congratulations on a second printing! Love your work in print and on the blog. Thanks for doing what you do.

  • jan rune blom

    I can`t win, so I will happily buy it at my nearest internet book shop with the name of a large river… “Art of” books are always inspiring.. Good luck to you all.. ;)

  • Erin M.

    oh how exciting :D :D
    //grabby hands

  • Jon

    I love free stuff! I mean…I love Amid…yeah, that’s it….

    • amid

      You’re a winner!

  • Chase E.

    What a cool idea for a book. Thanks for the opportunity to own it!

  • Jon

    I love free stuff!
    Uh, I mean, I love Amid. Yeah, that’s it…..

  • Sue

    I love Amid, I’m a Evoli!

    Palindrome :)
    Evoli = German for Eevee the Pokemon :)

  • Lindsay Cibos

    Awesome looking book! I’d love to get it. ;)

  • Doug

    if i don’t win this book my wife will divorce me and take the kids, my boss will fire me, con ed will turn off my electricity, my credit card will be cancelled, the irs will red flag me, my dog will bite me and my coop board will evict me.

  • Chris

    I love Amid, Cartoon Brew, Pixar, and books of every shape and size.

  • Barry Rodges

    This book looks great!

  • Mike

    I love Amid the Most out of everyone here!!!

  • lousmer

    I’m an animation student. This book would be a constant source of inspiration and guidance along my path.

  • Josh

    I won’t have it as bad as Doug here if I don’t win, but I will still be without a copy of “The Art of Pixar,” and that’s a real shame. I’ll still love Amid though…

  • lousmer

    Im an animation student. This book would be a constant source of inspiration and guidance on my path to-with many other things-being featured on cartoonbrew

  • Keith

    I like Amid, but would LOVE to win the book!

  • James

    I may love amid, but I certainly love Color scripts more!

  • Steve

    Very nice, I hope I win! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  • Cee

    oooh nifty! :)

  • Neville

    Here I go.

  • Kelly Perez

    I was lucky enough to see some of these panels in person in the Emeryville studio and I must say it’s absolutely fantastic that Pixar allows their artist to use any style they like.

    It’s an excellent idea promoting creativity and advancing the art of visual development.

    It would be a pleasure to win this book and be inspired by it with every turn of the page.

    Thanks for the contest and the blog!

  • Brandon Lyon

    The “Art of” books are always great. It’s always inspiring to see how a film is developed in the pre-production stages. I recently tried finding some of these at a recent B&N but didn’t find many. I’d love to check this one out along with The Art of the Incredibles.

  • Justin

    I need to get to know Amid better. :) Thanks for putting this on!

  • Nolan

    How’s your sense of self worth, Amid? Getting lots of love today! The book looks fantastic.

    So we’re at 140 comments, which means my odds are 1 in 35. Decent odds, but they’re getting worse and worse…

  • Eric Weil

    Glad to know the book is selling so well. Neat approach to a retrospective.

  • Galen

    I love Amid’s hat.

  • santosh

    Looks like an amazing book! I feel like homer drooling over my keyboard looking at the “Art of Pixar” Book.

  • Joe Moran

    WE love Amid!

  • Justin

    That would be an awesome book to have! I’m an aspiring graphic designer with interest in 3D animation that loves all things animation especially the works of Pixar, even The Adventures of Andre and Wally B. (First saw it in a college class on 3D animation) Id love to be able to look at the astounding art of the talented minds at Pixar.

  • David Wolter

    I’m in! woot!

  • Anthony D.

    This will be another perfect edition for my small collection of animation books.

  • Jason P.

    I love Amid!!! :D

  • alonso

    here’s too luck

  • Patrick Malone

    Amid Loves MEEEEE!!!

  • Rudy Agresta

    Books like this are a real treat – a feast for the eye. Even with such a highly developed “technical” prowess and great story telling skills utilized in a CG production, I always appreciate the developmental, two-dimensional artwork that is a big, integral part in the making of CG films.

  • Sunday

    I want that book.

  • William

    Teddy Newton ftw.

  • Sant Arellano


  • Andy Griffin

    These Art of books are my favorite books. The pride of anyone’s book collection.

  • Martin

    Hey Amid! I was the one who emailed you about the banner ad for your book having a spelling error.

    Any love thrown my way for having an attentive eye sure would be great!

  • ECJ

    Thanx for the chance to win this book!

  • Satorical

    Count me in. Thanks!

  • ArC

    I love Pixar too!

  • kAz

    This book looks really awesome… I have to say

  • Hannah F.

    9 years ago, when I was a wee 13 year old, I went to see Monsters Inc. in theatres (back when I lived in Australia). I was blown away by the ‘realness’ of this monster world, how rich and interesting Monstropolis was, how much Sulley and Mike and Boo felt like real, emotionally engaging characters, even though realistically they were clusters of vertices in a computer.

    Later the next year, I watched the Pixar studio tour on the Monster’s Inc. extras DVD, and I suddenly knew what I wanted to do when I grew up: be an animator and hopefully work at Pixar, and be the happiest big kid forever :D (It was truely like one of those cartoon light bulb moments, as corny as that sounds.) All the Pixar employees just seemed so happy to be working there- more like a family than a company- and everyone was so committed and involved to what they did and were proud of the art they produced… it just amazed me.

    Here I am, 8 years later, living in Alaska whilst undertaking the illustrious Animation Mentor course, still dreaming and hoping to one day join the inspirational ranks of Pixar, and achieve my childhood dream.

    I would be eternally greatful, Amid Amidi, if you would be so generous as to kindly give me a copy of this book. I love you Amid, for being so awesome as to give copies of this beautiful book away. If you wish to make a Pixar-aspiring animator extremely happy, please pick me :D

  • Lucas Borras

    NIce post – thanks!

  • Bob Heuermann

    Pretty please with sugar on top, may I be a book winner?

  • Jeremy Bernstein

    Looks like a great book!
    Winner winner chicken dinner!!

  • Hannah

    Amid is awesome and that is why i love Amid

  • Megan

    “I love Amid” :D As well as Pixar :P

  • Elaine

    Ooooh I’d love to win this book as well!! :)

  • Brett

    I love Amid, Lou Romano, Ralph Eggleston, Pixar in general, and free stuff!

  • Hairy

    Papa needs a brand new book…

  • Lanigan

    I love Amish!

  • C.S. Bradford

    I love books and I like most of Pixar’s stuff, so, Yes. Please.

    Thank you, and good afternoon.

    • amid

      You’re a winner!

  • Abel M

    I love Amid.
    I love this site and it’s insight into animation and the industry aspect of it.

  • Foad

    You are funny Amid!

  • Ashlee

    I love Pixar (and Amid) and have been very interested inthis book for a while.

  • Riley


  • William

    Thank you for this opportunity, Amid.

  • wever

    Posting a bajillion comments before midnight, judging on no particular measure? Wow, this is a pretty unorganized contest!

  • Sarah

    This would be a nice gift for my boyfriend. We’re both huge Pixar fans.

  • Randi

    Pick me, pick me! :-)

  • Charlie

    Well, I certainly love Amid! And also that Jerry guy, I guess.

  • Elena

    Bet there’s gonna be 500 entries.


  • Shawn Jackson


  • Aymanut

    This looks awesome. Please, Please, Please, give it to me!

  • Pieter

    I love motion capture!

  • Vixie

    I never win anything, but I like Pixar, so why not? :)

  • Pat

    Yeah Pixar!

  • Impheatus

    I love Amid!
    Meh… not really, but I think you’re cool! ;)

  • Chuck Howell

    Sign me up, Mr Amidi!!

  • Impheatus

    I love Amid!
    Meh, not really, but I think you’re cool! ;)

  • Sergei

    I love Amid

  • Frank Panucci

    Free book. Now!

  • Cris

    I am so psyched!

  • Sergei

    I love Amid!
    I love Amid!

  • Brittany Erin

    Please help out this broke animation student(meaning me). I need to save my dough because I’m trying to transfer to USC! This book would be a great addition to my tiny library of books to study from and think that if I were to receive this book greatness would be thrust upon my brain!

  • Mike

    Thanks very much for the opportunity to win this book!

  • Krayon

    I Love (❤) Amid and Cartoon Brew!!!!!!!

    But Seriously this site has been an inspiration to me artistically and mentally!

  • David

    I want it!

  • Jonah Sidhom

    I love Amid!!! I’ve never left a negative comment about you, I swear!!

  • ak

    Yes please!! Looks awesome.

  • Michelle

    This book will change my life forever! I hope I get picked!

  • Joe

    Who is Amid? And why am I supposed to love him?

    Seriously, the book looks great!

  • vince

    Looks like a great book and how can you beat free. If saying I love Amid won’t help your chances, how about I love Jerry!

  • Johanna

    Ooh, my husband and I would love to share this!

  • Kurtis Findlay

    I’d love to win this book!

  • Daniel Smith

    Congrats on the book Amid.

  • Beverly

    I love “art of” books and cartoon brew!

  • Nnenna

    I love color scripts, and I would love to have this book!

    Commences crossing fingers.

  • David B.

    Looks like an awesome book.


    I love Amid!

  • Nnenna

    Hm. Didn’t work the first time, let’s try again.

  • Charlie

    Just gimmie it already!!

  • Pete

    Looks like a great book!!

  • Ju-osh

    If I can’t have world peace or an end to hunger, I’ll gladly settle for this book.

  • JP

    I would like that book.

  • jp

    awesome thank you for this opportunity.

  • Phil Redmon

    that’s a good looking book, oh my goodness.

  • chris ure

    Yes please.

  • Fooksie

    Fingers crossed!

  • Tom


  • Yay_for_Kari

    That book would look great on my coffee table! :-)

  • Donovan Jones

    I love Pixar and I love art books …. sounds perfect!

  • fairMaien

    I love Amid and Pixar

  • Jordan

    I love Pixar and Amid.
    No shame here.

  • Rob

    This is very kind of you, Amid!

  • Cheyenne Curtis

    I wants me some Pixar art!

  • Geneva

    I love Amid ;P

  • Arturo

    Lisa: YOU!

    Bart: No!, YOU!

    Lisa: You’re wrong… it is YOU.

    Amid: Why are you arguing?

    Bart: We are trying to settle who love you most…

    Lisa: You’re the one that loves Amid most!…

    Bart: NO, IT IS YOU!

  • Chris

    I’ve had my eye on this book for a while. Didn’t realize you authored it, Amid. Seems like some helpful inspiration for an aspiring animator!

  • Benoit Doidic

    *Jedi hand wave*
    I WILL win this book.

  • julia


  • Joshua Tad Mulligan

    : )

  • Travis

    I’ve been waiting for this book to get back in stock!!!!! Been eye-ing it for a while now!

  • JWebb

    I am the 99%. Please re-distribute this book my way!

  • HCTaylor

    Looks like a cool book. They do such great work, concept and otherwise.

  • Ahavah

    I love AMID!

    And Pixar animation is gorgeous!

  • Tim


  • Steven Toccaceli

    “Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • obj_solid

    Art books… can’t have enough

  • Jen

    Color scripts! <3

  • Mike

    An owl in a sack troubles no man.

  • Josh

    Did you know that platypuses have a poison barb on their back feet?

    …The More You Know…(rainbow!)

  • Carlos

    Love The Art of PIXAR books maybe more than I love AMID! :)

  • Kartoonz Kritik

    Visual Development is almost always more beautiful and captivating than the finished product.

    P.S. Amid is the man.

  • Blasko

    Amid is the unquestioned master of all things created frame by frame. Does that help my chances any? At any rate, thanks for the chance to participate.

  • Tyler Williams

    Gosh Dang, I hope I win this book.
    I would read the crap out of this book.

  • Eric the Canexican

    I love Pixar!! One of the most amazing companies ever.

  • Eric

    love their minimalist styles.

  • Carlos


  • Demi

    Just applied to an internship to Pixar and now the wait begins…this book sure would make the wait more pleasant! Love Pixar, love Amid :)

  • Josh

    Amid is my most-trusted and most-respected source for anything animated. I’d LOVE to own anything he’s written.

  • Ron

    I love Amid AND Pixar. I sure could use a free book right about now. :)

  • Raph Branca

    I love you (and PIXAR) very much!!!!
    I love your books (and PIXAR) very much!!!

  • Ian

    I love Pixar!
    I love the art!
    I love Amid!

  • Steve

    I *would* love Amid if I got a Pixar Book!

  • Chris

    Oh Pixar. Definitely made a large impact on my childhood. I still feel bad for making my family put up with my constant marathons of Toy Story when I was a kid. Even if I don’t win this book, I’ll certainly buy it if I ever see it!

  • Anna Whistler

    Love these “art of” books. :)

  • Anna Whistler

    Love these “art of” books.

  • Henrique

    My co-worker has this book and I’m jealous because I have nothing.

  • Gabriela

    I love Amid!!
    And I love Pixar too :) ❤❤❤

  • Kellie Branca

    My husband reeeeeeally wants this book and we are poor!
    Help a brother out!

  • Norlando Zapata

    I love Amid.

  • Oscar

    I love Amid

  • Colin Barton

    I would also love this book, my students are always talking about it and I have yet to get it.

  • Shang

    I love Jerry.

  • George

    Wait what’s a book? And who is Pixar? Gosh I hope I win.

  • Robert Iza

    So many great color scripts!

  • Bryan

    Here’s hoping…

  • Mike

    I love Pixar!

  • Russ W.

    Man oh man I’ve had my eyes on this package for a while, but if I could get my sweaty-mits on it here, I’d be in heaven.

  • Grady

    I like looking at pick chures…

  • Mona

    Ah! As a recent animation graduate I would love to add this book to my small but slowly-growing bookshelf of references! :)

  • julie svendsen

    Hi Amid,

    I already have the book but I would love to be able to give a copy to a deserving animationphile that I know. One good turn deserves another.

  • Tim Rauch

    Looks good! pick me pick me

  • Segundo


  • Ben

    I think Amid is a pretty cool guy. Eh wrote Cartoon Modern and doesnt afraid of anything.

  • Chris D

    I laughed after reading amids tweet on twitter, surprised to find the contest still open

  • joe

    i want da book

  • Dre S.

    i love AMID’s books!!! CARTOON MODERN was a classic, can’t wait to get my paws on this ode to PIXAR!

  • Kaishu

    I’m working on an animation and any reference books will be a huge help. I’ve looked through other Pixar art books and it’s fun to see what their artists have drawn.

  • Patrick

    I love lucy!

  • Yuri

    Art of Pixar? I didn’t know Pixar was a guy.

  • boaktree

    I agree with Patrick! I love Lucy! And Pixar!

  • Grace

    One can never get enough Art of books!! :)

  • boaktree

    This is a great book! Would love to add it to my collection.

  • Bryan

    Comment comment comment

  • RetroGecko

    I LOVE Pixar!!! I’ve grown up with their movies since I was very small. The characters have been lifelong friends and role models. I’d say it’s safe to say Pixar has influenced who I am today in many ways. I learned a lot from their precious characters – more than anyone at the studio will ever know. I’ve been challenged and inspired. They taught me to dream and gave me the faith to believe in my dreams! I love their stories, characters, and everything they stand for. They’ve changed me for the better – they have changed me for good.

    It’s largely because of Pixar that I’m going to be studying animation in college this fall. I LOVE watching little kids get excited about Pixar movies. It reminds me of when I was a wide-eyed child, and makes me want to do the same for the world – create things that inspire others.

    Can’t wait for Brave. I feel like I’m really going to identify with Merida (as I seem to have done with so many of their cast.) lol.

    I’m a fan, a very, very, very big fan. The Art of Pixar sounds like an incredible book, and a wonderful opportunity to peek into the creative processes behind some of the greatest films the world has ever known.

  • PJH

    25 years of work in one book… as Ren Hoek would say
    OH JOY!!!!

    and everyone over loves Amid :D

  • Jeff

    I love Amid.


  • Doug Holverson

    I love Pixar!
    And Studebakers!
    And even Amid too….

  • Sarah J

    I love “Art of…” books. I can never afford to buy them so I just sit in the bookstore and look at them. XD I’d love to see one by Pixar, the people there are VERY creative.

  • Dick

    this book sounds like a great one

  • LK Uy

    Exciting- I’d love to have a free artbook copy.

  • Jarett

    My biggest hope dream and goal in life is to work at Pixar as a concept artist. Being young and collecting Pixar everything including other Pixar art books I think I should won this art book. I LOVE AMID. If only I were loved enough by Amid to win. I LOVE AMID.

  • J.K. Riki

    I love Pixar AND I love art, so chances are very good I’d love this book.

  • John

    mmmmmmmmmmmmm…art book (drool)

  • Ian

    I would like to win!

  • MIchael

    luck be an art of pixar book tonight.

  • Mudron

    The Rat of Pixar?

    Isn’t that Ratatouille?

    Oh crap, I keep fortegging that I’m sicxeldy!

  • tim

    boooooooook woo!

  • Fend

    I love Amid, man.

  • Andrea

    I love Amid!

  • SJ

    I love…. Pixar!! Amid is pretty cool too.

  • Caroline Damian

    I love how Pixar show great 2d illustration during their production. Also bring back that art into their CG films. And love these kinds of art books that show their production art.

  • Chris Jimenez

    I love Amid

  • David Gerstein

    I love Felix the Cat. (Sorry, Amid.)

  • Eric

    Last time I won a a book on this site you never sent it to me! (2 years ago roughly, the Art of the Princess and the Frog.) Now you have another chance to not send me something!

  • Pablo

    I hate you guys SO much for making this US only. I REALLY want that book.

    PS: I love Jerry.

  • Jason

    I’ve been wanting this book.

  • Jason

    I’ve been wanting this book!

  • Steven

    I love Amid… but I love Pixar more ;) Sorry :D

    • amid

      You’re a winner!

  • Nymo

    Just took a peek into the book via Amazon: Looks great! Can’t wait to see the full book!
    Good luck all!
    PS: Amid rocks…

  • Kolin

    Huzzah! Would love to get my hands on one of these.

  • Dave

    This book looks great! I love Lou and any chance to be able to look at his stuff on a daily basis is awesome. Thanks and keep up the good work!

  • Jessica


  • Joe

    I have their art of Toy Story book. This sounds like a great book.

  • c. samuel



  • Jim d

    Looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for the chance to win it.

  • Sarah

    ooooh! looks nice! :)

  • Josh Gerdes

    dima evol I . I love Amid

  • Bill

    Love Pixar!

  • Mark B

    Long time reader appreciates all the work you and JB have put into the Brew. ~MB

  • James EdWard Kennedy JR

    Thank you for the chance to win!
    Mr. Amidi

  • Rose

    This book of Pixar art has a bounty of heart!

  • Michael Moloney

    I would Loveeeee to win this book

  • Jay

    I always borrow my classmate’s Pixar books for helpful reference, it’d be nice to not bug him anymore! Thanks Amid for your writing :)

  • shelly

    Its might be 4 books to give away, but like Charily in Willy Wonka knowing that there are 5. Golden tickets out there that hold your dreams who wouldn’t at least try for that ticket! The book lets ones imagination soar. I’M taking mygrand father with me on this wish.

  • Sara

    This looks like such a great book.

  • The Literary Omnivore

    As much as I’d love a copy myself, my dad’s birthday is coming up…

  • James Lyons

    Amid like a boss also I love animation and Pixar is a pretty cool company.

  • Gavin

    I love Amid.
    I love Amid.
    I love Amid.

    Ah hell, one more,
    I love Amid.

    Loyal fan of cartoonbrew since the beginning.

    This post will beat the record for most comments of 2012! Love the Pixar books!

  • B. Todd

    I would LOVE to win this book! It looks wonderful!

  • S. K.

    Amid…. is cool.

  • Norman Von Scott

    I find Amid churlish, but compelling.

  • Mike Rauch

    Them Pixar folk make some nice pictures!

  •!/loverlydarling Sam C.

    I think all the witty things to be said have been said, so here’s to hoping it’s based on randomness and any Irish luck my ancestors had! Everyone here is devoted to animation (and Pixar), and it’s awesome how winning a book brings out that enthusiasm. Nice timing, too, what with Brave’s final shots being finished today…

    Speaking of animation books you’re authoring, though — is the Ward Kimball bio available for pre-order yet, Amid? Thanks for hosting this, Cartoon Brew! <3

  • jenboben

    I want that boooooooook! :D

  • Tim Fox

    I’d love a copy of the book. I adore Cartoon Brew… my first stop every day.

  • Babbletrish

    Given the number of comments, my chances of winning are slim! Woo!

    I <3 <3 <3 Amid.

  • Name


  • Jason Campbell

    Lets do this thing!

  • Kart

    I love Amid!

  • Mark Sheldon

    I want the pretty book thank you.

  • JC

    The Art of Pixar? Sign me up! Thanks Amid.

  • Robert Hutchison

    This looks like a great book. I really like to be one of the winners.

  • A Painter

    I just found out my father is a psycho over the phone. and the thought of sharing the same blood and DNA as him is more horrific than any horror movie ever made. Father issues…… so much pain throughout the world. but Art always seems to put a smile on my face

  • Iv

    I want it! :)

  • Molly

    I think that this calls for my greatest terrible joke………….
    What’s round and square and will kill a bear?

    two shapes with a gun

    man. it’s hard to reveal a punchline nonverbally.

    Gee wiz maybe if I were unconditionally inspired for eternity, by way of book- by hero artists…that might make my jokes funnier..probably not, but I’m sure it will give me grand brainwaves for future animation projects. the fate of this here stranger rests in your hands

  • Andrew

    I’d love to add this to my collection!

  • Zach Stroeher

    Well jeesh, that sure sounds like a nice giveaway!

    Oh, and, I love Amid :)

    And Cartoon Brew as a whole!

  • Josh

    I would like this book. That’s all there is to it. Although to be fair, I’ll probably buy it as a gift whether or not I win.

  • Joanna


  • Geoff Munn

    I would love to get my hands on this.

  • Krystal

    Hnnng I want that book. I tried buying it but it’s so expensive ):

  • Daisy

    Hey not here to enter the contest as i already have the book. pre-ordered 2 copies one for me and a friend last year both really enjoyed all the colour scripts of some of our favourite pixar movies. Esp the pastel ones, such gems. I’m a little confused or at least not as impressed by the cars 2 colour scripts, they look like screenshots and don’t seem to have the same “raw” feel as the others. also humoured by all the “i love Amid” comments. I do think Amid did a good job on the book, some fun to read background info in a nutshell not glossed over but not too convoluted either.

  • Frank n berry

    I love AMID!

  • Chris

    Great animation is always driven by great writing and great art. Would love to own this book!

  • Animgirl


  • HH

    Leaving an awesome comment that may be recognized by readers and hopefully win favor by the almighty post creator himself.

  • Miguel Arias

    want want want, amid .want want want

  • River

    I’ve always wanted a Pixar art book. I especially was looking at this one. It would be really nice to win.

  • River

    I’ve always wanted a Pixar art book. I especially was looking at this one. It would be really nice to win. Just saying.

  • efrain

    PIXAR ART BOOK! sure, why not??


  • Adrian Torres

    Not only do i love you Amid, but my girls does too
    Dont worry, we can share, and we’re both animators

  • Tannan

    As a Pixar fan and animation student I would LOVE to have this book! I love Pixar. I love Amid(hope your self-worth is up!)

  • Robert

    Hey hey! I could use a book to read!

  • Andrew P.

    I’d love to own this book, thanks for the chance to win!

  • http://n/a Andrew P.

    I’d love to own this, thanks for the chance to win!

  • Anson J

    Ooh! I wants! I wants!

  • Rapaz

    Pixar? Yes please!
    *crosses fingers*

  • Clara

    I love Amid!

  • Andrea

    Who DOESN’T love Amid?

  • Jared

    Love Pixar! Thanks for the chance!

  • ajnrules

    I love Amid. I love Jerry. I love Cartoon Brew. I love animation!

  • Crystal Boggs

    I love Amid!

  • Vonwolfie


  • Chris Pepin

    That looks like a great book!

  • Adam Hong

    I wanna win~

  • Adam Hong

    I’m desperate to win.. really really wanna win~

  • Brian Kistler

    Amid is awesome, but so is Lou Ramono. thanks Cartoon Brew!

  • myles


  • amid

    The winners are:
    Simmon Keith Barney
    C.S. Bradford