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The Art of Inside Out provides an exclusive look into the artistic exploration that went into the making of this vibrant film. Featuring concept art—including sketches, collages, color scripts, and much more—and opening with a foreword by actress Amy Poehler and introduction by the film's writer and director Pete Docter, this is the ultimate behind-the-scenes experience ofThe Art of Inside Out provides an exclusive look into the artistic exploration that went into the making of this vibrant film. Featuring concept art—including sketches, collages, color scripts, and much more—and opening with a foreword by actress Amy Poehler and introduction by the film's writer and director Pete Docter, this is the ultimate behind-the-scenes experience of the making of this landmark film....

Title : The Art of Inside Out
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ISBN : 9781452135182
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 176 Pages
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The Art of Inside Out Reviews

  • Art of the Film
    2019-02-10 21:56

    "The Art of Inside Out" is a fascinating look inside what should be another modern classic from Pixar. As a fan of the animation company, this book was a must-own - and it's instantly one of my favorite art books from their films. Pixar has been doing a lot of sequels lately (and they have more scheduled), so it's nice to see an original concept like "Inside Out" where the team has to start from scratch and build a world.This book compiles just about every conceivable type of artwork from the film: pencil drawings, ink, marker, digital paintings, and even clay sculpts. You also get a few pages of storyboards and the color script.See Photo Gallery at of the imagery in the book is dedicated to the main characters - Riley (an 11-year old girl), her parents, and most importantly the emotions: Joy, Disgust, Fear, Anger, and Sadness. There are also many pages dedicated to the worlds that these characters inhabit - specifically the world inside Riley's head in which the emotions live.One of the things that is very cool to see is how the five emotions essentially began as simple shapes and colors. Of course, the final characters are very layered and have a lot of detail - but the fundamental differences in shape and color allow the audience to easily distinguish one emotion from another and gives each character their own unique look to match their personality.There is almost no text here, other than a foreword by Amy Poehler (who voices Joy) and an introduction by director Pete Docter. Some images do get captions, but they are short. So those looking for insight into the production process may be disappointed; although the artwork itself kind of demonstrates how the film's characters and design evolved over time.I enjoy all the Pixar films; one of things I like is the way the filmmakers collaborate. The directors are very involved in the art and design process, taking a hands-on approach in a way that many live-action directors don't. Pete Docter is a great director (Up, Monsters Inc.) but he is also a great visual artist - the book shows some of his own sketches.Link to my Flip-Through Video: Anyone interested in animation or design in film should consider a purchase. Kids should really enjoy flipping through this one because there is a lot of great character art and colorful imagery. This is one of the nicest art books I've come across in a long time.

  • Mireille
    2019-02-03 21:57

    This is an incredibly stunning book. Some images literally took my breath away, and I took pictures of them (yeah, pictures of the pictures - the annotations for art books!) and wished I could put them on my walls. I am not a super visual person, so generally I don't spend a lot of time looking at one specific picture, but I loved searching for the details (everything about the headquarters' design is A++) and I really enjoyed the colors in this.It would be an easy five stars if it had just a little more text. Clearly, unlike me, the Pixar people are very visual people, and when they decide to let the images "speak for themselves" they probably think they're speaking pretty loudly, but I wanted so much more! The Art Of books are never super chatty, but they generally are at least a little more wordy than a tumblr photoset. Plus this is a movie filled with so much ideas - some of them deserved some text to be explained. (There's no big documentary on the blu-ray, either, so I just want mooooooore.) Basically, it is a must-have for any fan of the movie, or of animation, or art, or creativity. But I'm docking a star because it could have been even better.

  • Cecily Robertson
    2019-02-21 14:00

    Inside Out is one my favorite Disney/Pixar movies. The Art Of gives you a look at some early character development, bits of the exploration that never made the movie and a look at some beautiful conceptual art that inspired the final film. It's gorgeous, and I especially loved seeing some of the ideas that didn't make the final cut, but unlike the Tangled Art Of book, it shared very few written insights. I wanted to hear more from Pete Docter about the challenges/research/inspiration/etc. Missed those bits but overall still loved looking through it.

  • Jessica
    2019-02-18 15:03

    The pictures in this were really cool, I just wish it had some more writing and explanations like the other "The Art of" books.

  • James
    2019-02-23 16:03

    Pixar films are known for being visually stunning and this art of book takes you throughout the film from rough sketches to implementation and digital creation. While it would have been nice to have more written elements, what there is, in addition to the introduction by foreword by Amy Poehler who voiced Joy and the introduction by Pete Docter, who pitched the concept and saw it through to fruition, is well done. Early sketches show how the story developed, from having the protagonist transported into her own mind to scenes showing the fall out of social changes, and why these did not make the final film story, they show the love, exploration, and thought that make Pixar films extend beyond animation and into something deeper. Richly pulling art files showing mediums from watercolors to inks, digital to pencil, this book should please any Disney fan or art aficionado. My only wish is that we who love writing could get something that showed the evolution of the script as readily.Very well done!

  • Adriana
    2019-02-07 15:01

    Gorgeous and really in-depth. I love how Pixar artists work in different mediums and that they always include some of those totally off the norm pieces in their art books.A movie about emotions feeling emotions is a bizarre concept if you think about it, so it makes sense that many changes were made to the story as it was developed. Getting a glimpse of that process is part of what made this book such a great read.

  • Tiara Vann
    2019-02-23 21:06


  • Dennis Lynch
    2019-01-31 15:17

    Lots of art, minimal text. I wanted more to read, but the art is fine.

  • Larissa Disney
    2019-02-17 18:02

    Filled with beautiful concept art, digital art, progression of creating the story.

  • Jen
    2019-02-22 15:09

    Although the artwork in the book is indisputably gorgeous and worth-while, I can't help but be disappointed at the lack of text. With the expected exception of the artist credits under each work, there is nothing. I understand that this decision is intentional, as it deviates from all previous Art of Pixar books, and it does send the message that the art needs no explanation. Nonetheless, I buy these books because I love glimpsing any and every detail I can out of the making of these films. So for me, the texts, however formulaic or repetitive it becomes to some, was dearly missed by me. I'd recommend this to someone who is familiar with and probably already owns several of the Pixar artbooks, but wouldn't recommend this for a first timer buying an animation artbook. Again, don't get me wrong--the pictures--the variety of artwork, from concepts, to boards, to final color callouts, as well as mediums and materials used, are amazing and wonderfully documented. The worlds, and characters, and general production design as well. The book itself is wonderful, a bit bigger than typical Pixar artbooks, but same impressive quality binding and paper I've come to expect from Chronicle Books. It's just that, for me, it felt like the removal of the text kind of implied that it wasn't needed, when this film has so many layers and decisions gone into it. If they felt like the text wouldn't contribute to the value and art of this film/book, doesn't that imply that their writing approach needs to improve?

  • Amy
    2019-02-15 19:56

    This is a pretty fantastic book. It's an art book about the movie Inside Out made by Pixar/Disney. It's a great book and it has so much detail about how they created each character and the settings. The process they had to go through to create such a complex movie is nothing short of amazing. I love Pixar movies because of how artistic they are and the detail they put into their craft is phenomenal. Their attention to how everything should look, from the shapes of their eyes to what they should wear. The emotions they must have poured into their art to create a movie about emotions and how they should be depicted is well amazing. I have nothing but praise for this book, the artists, the movie, the cast and crew and the whole team that put this together. I love art books and it's always fun to read their scribbles and notes to get an in depth look at how they create such wonderful pieces. This is a great art book, it's super detailed with lots of content and a great introduction by Pete Doctor and foreward by Amy Poehler. The book has a nice hardcover and the cover design makes it look like you stumbled upon one of the artists' studio tables and just snapped a photo of the different drawings that were there. There is so much detail and to see how each character was shaped and molded from the beginning to the end product is really cool. If you loved the art of the film, you'll love this book and you can ponder over the intricacies of everything over and over again.

  • Thia
    2019-02-13 21:16

    The Art of Inside Out - Amy Poehler (Foreword), Pete Docter (Introduction)Rating: ★★★While this artbook is filled with beautiful concept art in various mediums (pencils, pastels, markers, inks, watercolors, collages, digital paintings and sculpts), it lacks written content. There are, in Pete Docter's own words, "a few captions here and there to give [...] more information about the context of a drawing," and along with the foreword and the introduction, this is all the text included. There are no anecdotes about how the story and the characters evolved, no challenges that were overcome, no friendly praise of colleagues, or anything else usually written in similar artbooks.The drawings also aren't organized by topic, instead displayed as the designs evolved through time, which is not the best way to see the evolution of a particular point of interest."At the end of the film, Joy and Sadness hold hands and a new color is formed. That is what Inside Out and the films of Pixar do. They invent new colors. They create new emotions. They introduce us to new worlds. And the best part is that these places feel like home, because they have been with us all along." - Amy Poehler (Foreword)

  • Margaret
    2019-02-18 16:01

    Pixar is and always has been the biggest gamechanger on the scene. They don't make kids' movies - they make movies that are accessible to kids. That's the thing that sets them apart.Inside Out is an incredible film. From the first time I saw the trailer I knew it was not a movie I actually wanted to watch. It looked too hard. I ended up seeing it three times in theatres, and - like anyone living in a house with small children - a billion more times since then. I still cry every time. It is every bit as hard as I first expected it to be. But that's the power of it, that it is so valuable to so many demographics. This book is a beautiful glimpse into the process of creating Inside Out, and the emotion invested in the art is palpable. It was a labor of love for so many people. I mean, who in their right mind says, "I want to make a feature film about the emotions in a child's head!"?? But this is Pixar, people! They live and breathe mad ideas!I didn't mean for this to be a paean to Pixar but that's generally what happens when I get on the subject. All I really wanted to say was, this book really touched me and I think if you got your hands on it it would really touch you, too.

  • Sarah
    2019-02-11 16:15

    I'm quite disappointed. Inside Out is one of my favorite Disney/Pixar films ever. The emotions, how they play off of one another, the fluid and detailed animation, and the very idea of the movie itself have the ability to make the movie an instant classic. Aside from the two passages by Amy Poehler and Pete Docter, we really don't see too much being said about the ideas that certain pictures are supposed to represent. It was one or two sentences. I know that Pete said he "wanted to let the art speak for itself". . . but I just feel like we should've had more insight as to what the creators were thinking when they drew an idea or pitched it. Still, it was interesting to see some of the ideas that the team behind this movie came up with. I mean, how awesome would it of been to have Depression as a antagonist? I think the creators came up with some ideas, by the looks of it, that shows they could've expanded upon the mind of Riley. The art was interesting and beautiful to look at at certain parts. I just wish it told more instead of showed.

  • Katrina
    2019-02-03 17:18

    This books is filled cover to cover with beautiful concept art; you can really sense the heart and effort put into the artists and actors alike at Disney (Amy P., "Joy", has written a touching introduction for this book) involved in creating the colorful and imaginative world of Inside Out. However, I would have liked more commentary by the artists. I was hoping this book would explain more of how they decided on the direction of the look of this film, or the process of its storyboarding, but, aside from an introduction explaining the idea behind the movie, there wasn't much of that. This disappointed me a bit, but it's definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of Disney/Pixar, and, of course, Inside Out.

  • Craig Yoshihara
    2019-02-07 21:56

    Beautiful. That’s the first word that comes to mind when I think of this book – beautiful. The second? Fun! For any fan of the hit Disney-Pixar film Inside Out this book is a treasure. Not only because it has great pre-production and production art work from the movie, but because it also offers you insight into the creative process behind some of your favorite characters. Did you know that Riley at one time was blond with a passion for basketball? Or that Disgust really looked, well…disgusting?Read the rest of my review on the Disney Nerds blog at www.disneynerds.com

  • Cinzia
    2019-02-06 16:59

    Even though I don't particularly like a movie, I love discovering the ideas behind it through "The art of" books, (I know, I'm kind of weird), and Inside Out was no exception. This was my first Disney-Pixar art book, and like many others before me, I would have liked a bit more descriptions and deepenings of some ideas who were particularly good, but like Pete Docter said in this book, they were going to let the pictures "speak for themselves", and the pictures kind of did it. The art was great, and that is why I gave this book five stars instead of four, despite everything. I recommend this book to lovers of the genre, and to those who'd rather look at the pictures than reading.

  • Melissa
    2019-02-09 16:15

    Absolutely loved this book. I adored this movie, and it was lovely to look at some of the concept art and sketches and digital paintings. This film is my favourite contemporary not-yet-attached-to-a-franchise-series Pixar film. This film combined art and neuroscience and psychology in a very intricate and sensitive way that children could understand, and that adults could also enjoy. This film is so special to my heart. I loved looking at the art. This is a great book, it definitely complements the movie.

  • Kelly Paradise
    2019-02-12 19:12

    In this gorgeously designed book, the Pixar team decided to try something different, using the order the art is placed in the book to show the way the film moved from abstract to having a concrete look. However, I don't think this change worked all that well. The book feels unorganized and the lack of in-depth writing about each character's design makes the entire book feel shallow when put side by side with other Art of Pixar books.

  • WaferBiscuits
    2019-01-27 20:03

    While the book itself is gorgeously laid out (its visual design in particular is probably one of my favorites), I wish that there was more information apart from the introduction and any comments throughout only there to provide context to the art. "Inside Out" is Pixar's most abstract film, so having more production tidbits on character and layout development would have nice to have. It's a lovely book to look at, especially for fans of the film, but I wish that there was more meat to it.

  • Beatriz Andrea Fernandez
    2019-01-28 17:10

    What I would have given to be a concept artist on this film. It is amazing to see the design process for this film because there is nothing concrete to base the designs on. The mind could be manifested a million different ways, and you certainly get some brilliant alternative designs in this book. It is thoroughly inspiring!

  • Kelly K
    2019-02-10 18:52

    I was very disappointed in this Disney art book. I'm not disappointed over the art itself because it's fabulous but all of these art books have given a lot of detail as to how the idea for the story came to mind and all of the perils of bringing it to life. This had about two, one sentence blurbs about it's production. Learning about how it's made is the reason why I read these books. >.<

  • τλιϓλ
    2019-02-01 15:22

    It's like an album, it's in fact a big photo album full of sketches, painting etc.. Though I really like seeing all pieces of art but I was looking forward reading things about story, behind scenes, characters and so on.

  • Ian
    2019-02-18 15:20

    Charming, although my big take-away is that we wound up with the dullest possible design of Disgust.

  • Richard Gombert
    2019-02-06 14:10

    Not as good as other Pixar "Art" books. I miss the details about getting the programs to render this, to do that.

  • Caroline hoey
    2019-02-09 21:20


  • Shawn Hilton
    2019-02-17 22:13

    Beautiful artwork for a beautiful movie

  • Casey Miller
    2019-01-24 14:03

    I wish this had more text about the process of making the film, but otherwise this was a great art book.

  • Caroline hoey
    2019-02-19 19:14


  • Elf
    2019-02-23 22:08

    Pretty Pretty Artwork.