To Infinity and Beyond

To Infinity and Beyond

This October, Chronicle Books will release To Infinity and Beyond: The Story of Pixar Animation Studios by Karen Paik and Leslie Iwerks. The hefty 320-page volume celebrates Pixar’s 20-plus year history from its early days under George Lucas to the recent merger with Disney. The book will include two 8-page gatefolds and over 400 color images. Cover price is $75. It’s a $51 pre-order at Amazon.

Also worth noting, the new Leslie Iwerks film documentary about the studio, The Pixar Story, will have a sneak preview at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival next month. The Annecy screening is on Friday, June 15.


  • David

    For the first book about a studio known for its consistently pleasant design, this cover leaves something to be desired. The font choice seems odd.

  • Dave

    Don’t judge a book by its cover…

  • http://www.travisgentry.com Travis Gentry

    Agreed about the weak cover. Chronicle usually does really eye catching books. But I’m still salivating for this one.

  • http://www.gogeckogirl.blogspot.com amelia

    I’ve seen The Pixar Story and it’s definitely worth seeing if you can.

  • Quiet_Desperation

    Oooooo! I want!

    And I like the cover. It’s focused- almost iconic.

    Agree on the font, though. Basic Helvetica italic might have been better.

  • http://www.lostintheplot.com/blog Neal

    I’m excited about this one because it appears to be (I think) a largely text-based book, rather than just a glossy image showcase. Don’t get me wrong, I own the ‘art of’ books, but for a while I’ve been looking for a good, informative book about Pixar and it’s people, processes and history. Thanks for the post, Amid.

  • Randall

    Will the documentary about the studio, The Pixar Story, be released on DVD or is there any other way to see it?