Adam Spencer s Big Book of NumbersAdam Spencer s Big Book of Numbers

inetyfive is a number that appears in several Pixar films including Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, A Bug's Life, Cars and Cars 2. It is a reference to the year 1995 when Pixar's first movie Toy Story was released.

Author: Adam Spencer

Publisher: Brio Books

ISBN: 9781921134333


Page: 432

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How can a prime number be ‘sexy’ and ‘safe’ at the same time? Why shouldn’t Aussie cricketers be scared of the number 87? And how many bacteria live in your pants … All the answers and more are in Adam Spencer’s Big Book of Numbers. This is a book for readers of all ages who love numbers, who want to love numbers, or who just love to laugh and learn about the wonderful world we live in. For 15 years Adam Spencer has been entertaining us. On triple j and ABC radio and television, he’s established himself as Australia’s funniest and most famous mathematician. And now, by popular demand, we have his Big Book of Numbers, a fascinating journey from 1 to 100. Praise for Adam Spencer’s Big Book of Numbers ‘If you find this book boring, you should be in a clinic.’ John Cleese ‘Funny yet with hidden depths, like its author. A brilliant introduction to the world of numbers.’ Brian Cox ‘Even the page numbers will start to look fascinating once you’ve read this book!’ Amanda Keller ‘This book will bring out the inner geek in anyone who knows how to count to 100.’ Brian Schmidt, Winner, 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics ‘Funny, informative and, even better for dummies like me, all the answers are in the back.’ Wil Anderson ‘Excellent. Can’t wait to geek-out my dinner party guests with my new maths facts!’ Maryanne Demasi, Catalyst, ABC Television


Three sentences on the Pixar wall read, “Story is the big picture. ... This book has examined multiple sightings in contemporary mediated popular culture of stories of ecopiety, including stories from such varied sources as popular ...

Author: Sarah McFarland Taylor

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479810765


Page: 368

View: 203

Tackles a human problem we all share―the fate of the earth and our role in its future Confident that your personal good deeds of environmental virtue will save the earth? The stories we encounter about the environment in popular culture too often promote an imagined moral economy, assuring us that tiny acts of voluntary personal piety, such as recycling a coffee cup, or purchasing green consumer items, can offset our destructive habits. No need to make any fundamental structural changes. The trick is simply for the consumer to buy the right things and shop our way to a greener future. It’s time for a reality check. Ecopiety offers an absorbing examination of the intersections of environmental sensibilities, contemporary expressions of piety and devotion, and American popular culture. Ranging from portrayals of environmental sin and virtue such as the eco-pious depiction of Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, to the green capitalism found in the world of mobile-device “carbon sin-tracking” software applications, to the socially conscious vegetarian vampires in True Blood, the volume illuminates the work pop culture performs as both a mirror and an engine for the greening of American spiritual and ethical commitments. Taylor makes the case that it is not through a framework of grim duty or obligation, but through one of play and delight, that we may move environmental ideals into substantive action.

Complete Welcome Back To School BookComplete Welcome Back To School Book

Using a combination of mosaic illustrations and a story with a moral, this is a great book to introduce a unit on insects. ... Pixar's irresistible animation and a great story too! Insects: The Little Things That Run the World ...

Author: Beth Button

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 9781573102681


Page: 256

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Contains forms, letters, room decorations, activities, reproducibles, and more designed to help teacher's make a successful start to a new school year.

Richard Scarry s The Bunny BookRichard Scarry s The Bunny Book

Ratatouille Disney's Sleeping Beauty" Disney's Three Little Pigs' Disney-Pixar. Toy Story? Sesame Workshop. The Monster at the End of This Book” Thomas & Friends. Thomas and the Big Big Bridge Thomas & Friends.

Author: Patricia M. Scarry

Publisher: Golden Books

ISBN: 9780449818350


Page: 24

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This Richard Scarry Golden book is a bunny-rific addition to any reading list! A favorite Richard Scarry Little Golden Book is now in print in a gorgeous Big Golden Book edition! Long a popular Little Golden Book, the tale of a large bunny family wondering what their baby will grow up to be is one of Richard Scarry's best-and is now available in a deluxe hardcover edition. Perfect for springtime gift-giving!

The Films of Pixar Animation StudioThe Films of Pixar Animation Studio

That's the big question andonethat we, understandably, sortof take for granted because of the veryfamiliar placethat storytelling occupies in each of our lives. Certainly, thePixar films have a connection tothestories collected by ...

Author: James Clarke

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781842439388


Page: 200

View: 855

A major icon of cinema and pop-culture more widely, Pixar Animation Studios has played a vital part in reminding audiences of animation's capacity as a major artform. Hugely popular, and recognised as a real force in the imaginative lives of its audience, Pixar's movies have attained critical mass. The Films of Pixar Animation Studio offers the reader and animation enthusiast a one-stop handbook to the studio's work, discussing each film in great detail. Each Pixar feature film is explored in terms of creative choices made by the films' producers, writers, directors and animators from the first bright idea through to final realisation. The book also makes connections between the studio's aesthetic and the wider realm of animation history, the blockbuster movie and the enduring examples of folk tales.

Pixar StorytellingPixar Storytelling

This book is great for writers interested in writing for animation or mainstream feature films, animators or aspiring directors who want to know how some of the best animated films work, and even Pixar fans or film buffs who are interested ...

Author: Dean Movshovitz


ISBN: 1517699452


Page: 124

View: 272

Pixar Storytelling is about effective storytelling rules based on Pixar's greatest films. The book consists of ten chapters, each of which explores an aspect of storytelling that Pixar excels at. Learn what Pixar's core story ideas all have in common, how they create compelling, moving conflict and what makes their films' resolutions so emotionally satisfying. The book also examines Pixar's character development, unique, intricate story structure and use of theme, all of which are key to the studio's storytelling achievements. This book is great for writers interested in writing for animation or mainstream feature films, animators or aspiring directors who want to know how some of the best animated films work, and even Pixar fans or film buffs who are interested in learning more about the awesome world of storytelling.

Making the Cut at PixarMaking the Cut at Pixar

Pixar editors spend years on one movie, contending with these malleable storyboards. They do not give up on those boards until they get them right. Editor Greg Snyder conrms that it is “relatively inexpensive and simple to make big ...

Author: Bill Kinder

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000575170


Page: 232

View: 346

Join industry insiders Bill Kinder and Bobbie O’Steen as they guide readers on a journey through every stage of production on an animated film, from storyboards to virtual cameras and final animation. With unprecedented access to the Pixar edit suite, this authoritative project highlights the central role film editors play in some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful movies of all time. Exclusive interviews with animation editors and other creative leads are supported by footage from deep inside Pixar’s vault. Nearly 90 minutes of video segments include never-before-seen works in progress, deleted scenes, and demonstrations to shed light on how these beloved stories are crafted. The challenges and essential contributions of editors in animation have never been examined in such depth and detail. In addition to exploring method and craft, this book provides important context for the editor in animation history, the evolution of technology, and Pixar’s uniquely collaborative studio culture. A must-read for students of digital filmmaking, filmmakers in all aspects of production, and fans of Pixar movies.

Tawny Scrawny Lion Little Golden Book Read Listen EditionTawny Scrawny Lion Little Golden Book Read Listen Edition

Ratatouille Disney's Sleeping Beauty" Disney's Three Little Pigs' Disney-Pixar. Toy Story of Sesame Workshop. The Monster at the End of This Book” Thomas & Friends. Thomas and the Big Big Bridge Thomas & Friends.

Author: Kathryn Jackson

Publisher: Golden Books

ISBN: 9780307938329


Page: 24

View: 435

The classic Little Golden Book is now available as a Read & Listen ebook! Once there was a tawny scrawny lion who chased monkeys on Monday—kangaroos on Tuesday—zebras on Wednesday—bears on Thursday—camels on Friday—and on Saturday, elephants! So begins the funny, classic Golden story of a family of ten fat rabbits that teaches the hungry lion to eat carrot stew—so that he doesn’t eat them! This ebook includes Read & Listen audio narration.

Entertainment Weekly The Ultimate Guide to Toy StoryEntertainment Weekly The Ultimate Guide to Toy Story

It's an honor, when I think of it, as I occasionally do, that I am singing in this tremendously artful picture, in one of the greatest pictures ever, I think. Both of your Oscars are for Pixar songs. What does that mean to you?

Author: The Editors of Entertainment Weekly

Publisher: Time Home Entertainment

ISBN: 9781547846580


Page: 96

View: 732

The editors of Entertainment Weekly Magazine present Toy Story 4.

Pixar s Boy StoriesPixar s Boy Stories

But as Bell et al. strive to “enable oppositional readings” of Disney's products,94 we too have come to value more counterintuitive critical approaches to Pixar, and in this book we challenge our own earlier responses, admittedly born ...

Author: Shannon R. Wooden

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442233591


Page: 198

View: 332

Since Toy Story, its first feature in 1995, Pixar Animation Studios has produced a string of commercial and critical successes including Monsters, Inc.; WALL-E; Finding Nemo; The Incredibles; Cars; and Up. In nearly all of these films, male characters are prominently featured, usually as protagonists. Despite obvious surface differences, these figures often follow similar narratives toward domestic fulfillment and civic engagement. However, these characters are also hypermasculine types whose paths lead to postmodern social roles more revelatory of the current “crisis” that sociologists and others have noted in boy culture. In Pixar’s Boy Stories: Masculinity in a Postmodern Age, Shannon R. Wooden and Ken Gillam examine how boys become men and how men measure up in films produced by the animation giant. Offering counterintuitive readings of boy culture, this book describes how the films quietly but forcefully reiterate traditional masculine norms in terms of what they praise and what they condemn. Whether toys or ants, monsters or cars, Pixar’s males succeed or fail according to the “boy code,” the relentlessly policed gender standards rampant in American boyhood. Structured thematically around major issues in contemporary boy culture, the book discusses conformity, hypermasculinity, social hierarchies, disability, bullying, and an implicit critique of postmodern parenting. Unprecedented in its focus on Pixar and boys in its films, this book offers a valuable perspective to current conversations about gender and cinema. Providing a critical discourse about masculine roles in animated features, Pixar’s Boy Stories will be of interest to scholars of film, media, and gender studies and to parents.