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The Pixar Touch is a lively chronicle of Pixar Animation Studios’ history and evolution, and the “fraternity of geeks” who shaped it. With the help of visionary businessman Steve Jobs and animating genius John Lasseter, Pixar has become the gold standard of animated filmmaking, beginning with a short special effects shot made at Lucasfilm in 1982 all the way up through the landmark films Toy Story, Finding NemoWall-E, and others. David A. Price goes behind the scenes of the corporate feuds between Lasseter and his former champion, Jeffrey Katzenberg, as well as between Steve Jobs and Michael Eisner. And finally he explores Pixar’s complex relationship with the Walt Disney Company as it transformed itself into the $7.4 billion jewel in the Disney crown.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Price is a smart reporter and a solid writer. He deftly makes computer arcana palatable, even interesting…This is an inspiring tale.”

    New York Times

  • “A heck of a yarn, full of vivid characters, reversals of fortune and stubborn determination: Pixar should make a movie out of it.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “A most fascinating and entertaining story of how a struggling little company overcame many odds to become a major Hollywood entity.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Charles Liu | 2/18/2014

    " A truly comprehensive journey through the history of Pixar. I thoroughly enjoyed John Lasseter's involvement in Pixar for leading the creative process. It allowed me to appreciate the films, knowing the background information. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emily | 1/9/2014

    " Fantastic! I used to want to go into animation and it is so cool to read about the many rises and falls this company went through to become what it is today. Definitely a wonderful read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ammar | 11/28/2013

    " I thought this book was very good. It did a very good job explaining what pixar is and what it does. It is a little complicated because it is made for adults, but this is a good book if you want to challenge yourself. I give this book 5 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Heather | 10/20/2013

    " The good: Internal info on plot development for eight of Pixar's films. The boring: Computer animation history/mumbo jumbo. The bad: Feeling the same way I did when I found out what really went on with The Brady Bunch. The Pixar Touch is to Pixar what Way Out There in the Blue is to The Reagan Administration. Only, I like to clown on the Reagan Administration, and I kind of thought Pixar was for real magic. "

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About the Author

David A. Price was raised in Richmond, Virginia, and was educated at the College of William and Mary, where he received his degree in computer science. He graduated from Harvard Law School and Cambridge University. Price has written for the Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Business 2.0, the Washington Post, Forbes, and Inc., and he is the author of Love and Hate in Jamestown. He lives with his wife and sons in Washington, DC.