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"Art of the Incredibles"

Here Come the Incredibles!

Pixar's Conceptual Art
From the Animated Film

THE ART OF THE INCREDIBLES, a new book published by Chronicle Books, culls the best conceptual art created for the Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios film, The Incredibles.

THE ART OF THE INCREDIBLES features the fabulous and otherwise never-seen movie development art with quotes from the creative team of artists, designers, and directors.

The Incredibles is an action-packed story about a family of superheroes forced to live an underground suburban existence.

The head of the family, Mr. Incredible - once one of the world's greatest Superheroes - now finds himself fighting boredom and a bulging waistline.

Itching to get back into action, Mr. Incredible gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top-secret assignment.

When he discovers that an evil genius bent on diabolical revenge is behind the mystery, his family flies to the rescue for an extraordinary battle of wits and superpowers.

The only Incredibles book published for adults, THE ART OF THE INCREDIBLES gathers the best of The Incredibles concept art and wonderfully illustrates the process behind the animation.

Covering a widespectrum of media, from collages to sketches to intricate color paintings, this behind-the-scenes odyssey offers insight into the elaborate creative process of animation.

In addition, THE ART OF THE INCREDIBLES includes a wealth of interviews with the creative forces behind Pixar, from the director and producers to character designers and art directors. These talented individuals explain how their ideas and visions are shaped, how the colors and lighting are developed, and how they balance realism with the fantasy of animation.

Each image in THE ART OF THE INCREDIBLES is labeled with the artist's name and the style of the drawing (pencil, charcoal, pastel, acrylic, markers, etc.). In addition, Pixar's Creative Director John Lasseter and the film Writer/Director Brad Bird provide the insightful forewords to the book.

ISBN: 0-8118-4433-1; $40.00 hardcover.

The Authors:

MARK COTTA VAZ has authored eighteen books, including The Art of Finding Nemo, The Art of the Incredibles, Tales of the Dark Knight (the fiftieth anniversary history of Batman), and Industrial Light + Magic: Into the Digital Realm (a chronicle of George Lucas's effects company). Most recently his Behind the Mask of SpiderMan documents the making of the Spider-Man movie.

JOHN LASSETER is Pixar Animation Studios's executive vice-president of creative and the director of Toy Story, A Bug's Life, and Toy Story 2. He most recently served as the executive producer of Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo, and is currently executive producer of The Incredibles.

BRAD BIRD is the writer and director of The Incredibles. He most recently directed and wrote the screen story for the acclaimed 1999 animated feature, The Iron Giant. He has served as executive consultant to the hit animated television series "King of the Hill," and "The Simpsons."

About Chronicle Books~
One of the most admired and respected publishing companies in the United States, Chronicle Books was founded in 1966 and, over the years, has developed a reputation for award winning, innovative books and quality merchandise. The company continues to challenge conventional publishing wisdom, setting trends in both subject matter and format, maintaining a list that includes titles in fine art, cookbooks, children's books, music and popular culture. To visit Chronicle Books online, go to www.chroniclebooks.com.

About Pixar Animation Studios
Pixar Animation Studios (Nasdaq: PIXR, www.pixar.com) combines creative and technical artistry to create original stories in the medium of computer animation. Pixar has created and produced five of the most successful and beloved animated films of our time: Academy Award-winning Toy Story (1995); A Bug's Life (1998); Golden Globe-winning Toy Ston) 2 (1999); the Academy Award-winning Monsters, Inc. (2001); and the Academy Award-winning Finding Nemo (2003). Pixar's five films have earned $2.6 billion at the worldwide box office to date. The Northern California studio's next two film releases are The Incredibles (November 5, 2004) and Cars (holiday 2005).

BURBANK, Calif., January 19, 2005

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