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Toy Story explored in Dr Noel Brown’s new book

Dr Noel Brown, Lecturer in Media and Communication, explores the success of Disney’s Pixar in his new book Toy Story: How Pixar Reinvented the Animated Feature.

The books brings together a diverse range of scholars and practitioners who together explore the themes, compositional techniques, cultural significance and industry legacy of this landmark in contemporary cinema.

Topics range from industrial concerns, such as the film's ground-breaking use of computer generated imagery and the establishment of Pixar as a major player in the animation world, to examinations of its music, aesthetics, and the role of toys in both the film and its fandom.

The Toy Story franchise as a whole is also considered, with chapters looking at its cross-generational appeal and the experience of growing up alongside the series.

Published on 20/03/2018