adventure and absurdity in making an animated short

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Your Friend the Rat little golden book

this is better, and who's that fellow poking over the top?

we were asked during production of Your Friend the Rat to create a little golden book. of course we were overjoyed to do this, joining the ranks of such cool books. the deadline was impossible but luckily the art for the film lent itself to an excellent golden book and we were able to pull it off. So, it is kind of an "art of " book. There are a few facts that didn't make it into the short and two awesome things about the book are - at the back we put some of the music and lyrics to " plan b " the song in the short and in the front we credited all the artists who touched the art work in the book which is not usually the case it seems. if you're looking for an extra post holiday gift or whatever check it out.


Blogger Amy said...

Ha-ha. I found this book last week and spotted all your credits instantly - I always keep an eye on Disney/Pixar LGBs just in case they get an original artist. I can't remember who did the LGB for Mater and the Ghostlight, I THINK it was Bud Luckey.

I ended up buying Your Friend the Rat as a stocking stuffer for my husband. And yes, the sheet music was another little touch of awesome :)

11:17 PM  
Anonymous mnmears said...

That's so cool ... have to add it to the collection of Pixar-themed Little Golden Books ...


5:15 PM  
Blogger Tom Bancroft said...

Hey Jimbo! Just found your blog! I also just saw your new short on the DVD, great work my friend! I'm proud of what you've done over there at Pixar! I'll have to get this book too, it looks/sounds great! Got your X-mas card too, your daughter is beautiful! Three more, and you'll catch up with me!

7:36 AM  
Blogger Ale said...

Very funny and interesting blog, Jim :)
I've looked through your short film posts and I really want to say you a big congratulations for your passion and the positive feel that comes out of your experience. I wish you all the best for this project, plus I have been dreaming of watching a short film with a "rough stage" style, with construction lines, charts and so on. You rock man!
By the way, funny I ordered the Friend the Rat book just a couple hours ago ;) Can't wait to unwrap it!
And thanks for posting all those crew photos, it was so cute seeing Teddy flipping the animation paper!
So have a fantastic 2008 and keep up the great work!

10:11 AM  
Blogger JmC said...

amy - I think your right Bud did Mater and maybe Dan Scanlon too. I am glad you like the book. The next one is going to be very cool.

mnmears - thank you.

tom - how's my old pal? thanks for checking in and for the comment. hope all is good with you and yours.

ale - Happy New Year to you too. I'll post more on Leo soon. This is his blog after all. Thank you for your kind comments.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Chris Battle said...

Awesome! Can't wait to pick this one up. Viva la 2D!

1:30 PM  
Blogger danlevy said...

We love YFtR, both the film and the book! Congratulations!

6:47 AM  
Blogger JmC said...

chris - viva la 2-D bro!!

danlevy - thank you, it's been a great ride.

11:24 AM  
Blogger Jason Lethcoe said...

Love the colors and composition. Nice work!

11:04 AM  

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