What Led to Wall-E

Pixar Touch book coverFew studios can boast the impeccable track record of Pixar Studios, arguably a touchstone of storytelling and filmmaking.  This summer’s universally acclaimed release of Wall-E is a prime example of the studio’s success in creating entertainment with enough whimsy and resonance to enthrall both children and adults.  What you may not realize, however, is what a long and winding road it was before the dream of a full-length computer animated film could be realized.  The Pixar Touch is a tribute to the making of a company and its ground-breaking success.  Reaching from the prototypical start in a garage to the very complicated relationship with the Walt Disney Company, David A. Price’s book is a testament to the technical and creative genius that has revolutionized animation, transforming it from a novelty to an art form.