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Inside Pixar's pre-film imagination (images)

In "The Art of Pixar," hundreds of colorscripts and concept images give us a glimpse of the terrific artistry that went into the making of the hit studio's many blockbuster films.

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Daniel Terdiman
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1 of 10 Robert Kondo

Buddies forever

The new book "The Art of Pixar" is an homage to the hundreds and hundreds of illustrations, drawings, paintings, digital storyboards, and more that helped the filmmakers at the hit studio make their record-breaking and beloved movies.

Throughout the book, readers will find hundreds of colorscripts, as well as dozens of examples of larger concept art.

This is a digital concept by Robert Kondo, featuring Buzz Lightyear and Woody, for "Toy Story 3."

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2 of 10 Ralph Eggleston

Smiling Nemo

This is Ralph Eggleston's pastel concept image of a smiling Nemo from "Finding Nemo."
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3 of 10 Tia Kratter, Bill Cone

Leaf Bridge

This stunning acrylic painting of a leaf bridge from "A Bug's Life" was created by Tia Kratter, and laid out by Bill Cone.
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4 of 10 Lou Romano

The Incredibles

This is a colorscript from Pixar's "The Incredibles."
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5 of 10 Dominique R. Louis

Ratatouille

This is a digital concept image for "Ratatouille" by Dominique R. Louis, and laid out by Harley Jessup.
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6 of 10 Dominique R. Louis

Monster's Inc. colorscript

This is a colorscript from "Monsters, Inc."
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7 of 10 Ralph Eggleston

Finding Nemo colorscript

This is a Ralph Eggleston colorscript for "Finding Nemo."
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8 of 10 John Lee

Wall-E concept art

This is a digital concept image for Wall-E, created by John Lee.
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9 of 10 Dominique R. Louis

Up concept

This stunning concept image, done in pastel by Dominique R. Louis for "Up," showcases the film's signature balloon-lofted house making its way through a sunset-blasted cloudscape.
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10 of 10 Sharon Calahan

Cars 2 colorscript

This is a "Cars 2" colorscript, created by Sharon Calahan.

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