The Art of Pixar 25th Anniv. The Complete Color Scripts and Select Art from 25 Years of Animation PD
Based on a story by Dr. Seuss, the seven-minute \"Gerald McBoing-Boing\" is representative of the work and artistry of United Productions of America (UPA), an independent animation house active in the mid-century. Comprised mainly of animators who had defected from Disney, UPA drawing style and story-telling differed greatly from other studios (namely Disney and Warner Bros.) by not copying live-action film techniques. In other words, cartoons were allowed to look like cartoons by incorporation thick outlines and swatches of color, instead of \"realistic\" sets used for backdrops. \"Gerald\" tells the story of a misfit little boy who can only communicate via sound effects, mainly the sound \"boing!\" Though it has changed hands several times over the years, UPA is still in business today.
The game received a content update for its first anniversary on September 27, 2022, adding New Game+, accessibility features, selectable outfits for Kena, equipable charmstones that adjust gameplay, and a new game mode called the Spirit Guide Trials. The team wanted the outfits to take some player expertise to obtain, and remind the player of the characters they had met throughout the story; each outfit is based on a different set of characters and takes elements from each, such as Rusu's cape and Hana's satchel. The addition of the outfits allowed the animation team to revisit cloth physics, often requiring hand animation for specific poses. The outfits are unlocked as the player complex Spirit Guide Trials, which become available through story progression, and color variants of the outfits are unlocked by completing bonus objectives during the Spirit Guide Trials. Deluxe Edition owners received an exclusive outfit. The original soundtrack was remastered and expanded for the anniversary.