The Art of Coco (Hardcover)

By John Lasseter (Foreword by), Lee Unkrich (Introduction by), Adrian Molina (Introduction by)

Chronicle Books, 9781452156439, 160pp.

Publication Date: October 10, 2017

List Price: 40.00*
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Pixar is proud to introduce the must-have companion to the vibrant new feature film Coco. The creation of Coco's mesmerizing world is explored in detail through colorful artwork, energetic character sketches, intriguing storyboards, and spellbinding colorscripts. Featuring insights from the production team about the making of the film and production art that bursts off the page, The Art of Coco overflows with insights into the creative process behind Pixar's unique and engaging vision.

About the Author

John Lasseter is a two-time Academy Award® winner, director, chief creative officer at Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, and principal creative officer at Walt Disney Imagineering.

Lee Unkrich is the director of Coco. He was co-director of Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc, and Toy Story 2, and director of the Academy Award®-winning Toy Story 3.

Adrian Molina is the co-director and writer of Coco. He has worked on the Academy Award®-winning feature films Ratatouille and Toy Story 3, and was a story artist for Monsters University.

Praise For The Art of Coco

"Art of books function as learning tools for animated films and this one is no different. The artists detail their processes from character design to lighting to storyboards. These insights help animation fans broaden their knowledge and their appreciation. The amount of meticulous and precise details just can't be overstated, especially with a film like Coco. The sheer breadth of the land of the dead alone is astounding...The Art of Coco is overflowing with stunning imagery and is an excellent companion to the film."

"the book is filled with wonderful visuals: concept art of the characters, ranging from sketches to paintings to digital illustrations to clay sculpts. There are lush illustrations of the land of the dead, and storyboards for some of the scenes."

"Pixar's Coco, besides being a joyful tearjerker, is also an absolutely beautiful film. That beauty also extends to the development process, which is explored in The Art Of Coco, the latest in the long line of excellent Pixar "Art Of" books from Chronicle. It makes me want to see the film again."
-A Site Called Fred