Just released today is The Art Of UP, a 160 page book released by Chronicle Books and put together by
Tim Hauser, who has been a writer, creative executive, and producer in animation for over 20 years. The book is foreworded by Pete Docter the director of UP and Monsters, Inc., and the co-writer of Toy Story and Toy Story 2.
After Toy Story, Ratatouille, WALL E and other award-winning blockbusters where else could Pixar Animation Studios go but UP? Their latest film is the heartwarming story of Carl Fredrickso, voiced by Ed Asner, a 78-year-old widower who feels that life has passed him by until a twist of fate takes him on a journey across the globe. UP is set to take off on May 29 2009. The Art of UP contains more than 250 pieces of concept art developed for the feature including storyboards full-color pastels digital and pencil sketches character studies color scripts and more. Quotes from the director artists animators and production team reveal the sky-high creativity that elevated this whimsical film to new heights.