The Art of Kubo and the Two Strings

The Art of Kubo and the Two Strings
Author: Emily Haynes
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-07-19
ISBN 10: 1452157014
ISBN 13: 9781452157016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Kubo and the Two Strings Book Review:

From LAIKA, the Academy Award®-nominated studio behind Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls, comes a new adventure set in a mythical ancient Japan. In Kubo and the Two Strings, scruffy, kind-hearted Kubo cares devotedly for his mother while eking out a humble living in their sleepy shoreside village. But when a spirit from the past appears, Kubo suddenly finds himself entwined in a violent struggle against gods and monsters. This fully illustrated book offers a behind-the-scenes view of the amazingly detailed artwork and unique stop-motion animation style involved in the film's creation.

The Art of Kubo and the Two Strings

The Art of Kubo and the Two Strings
Author: Emily Haynes
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-07-19
ISBN 10: 9781452153155
ISBN 13: 1452153159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Kubo and the Two Strings Book Review:

From LAIKA, the Academy Award®-nominated studio behind Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls, comes a new adventure set in a mythical ancient Japan. In Kubo and the Two Strings, scruffy, kind-hearted Kubo cares devotedly for his mother while eking out a humble living in their sleepy shoreside village. But when a spirit from the past appears, Kubo suddenly finds himself entwined in a violent struggle against gods and monsters. This fully illustrated book offers a behind-the-scenes view of the amazingly detailed artwork and unique stop-motion animation style involved in the film's creation.

Kubo and the Two Strings: The Junior Novel

Kubo and the Two Strings: The Junior Novel
Author: Sadie Chesterfield
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-07-19
ISBN 10: 0316361429
ISBN 13: 9780316361422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kubo and the Two Strings: The Junior Novel Book Review:

A junior novel based on the animated movie, Kubo and the Two Strings! ©2016 LAIKA Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.

The Art of Missing Link

The Art of Missing Link
Author: Ramin Zahed
Publsiher: Insight Editions
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN 10: 9781683836865
ISBN 13: 1683836863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Missing Link Book Review:

The Art of Missing Link is a lushly illustrated volume that goes behind the scenes of LAIKA’s new stop-motion adventure. The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost (voiced by Hugh Jackman) considers himself to be the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is none of his small-minded high-society peers seems to recognize this. Sir Lionel’s last chance for acceptance by the adventuring elite rests on traveling to America’s Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature. A living remnant of Man’s primitive ancestry. The Missing Link. Zach Galifianakis voices Mr. Link: the surprisingly smart, funny and soulful beast upon whom Sir Lionel’s dreams depend. As species go, he’s as endangered as they get; he’s the last of his kind, and he’s lonely. Proposing a daring quest to seek out his rumored distant relatives, he enlists Sir Lionel’s help in an odyssey around the world to find the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Together with Adelina Fortnight (voiced by Zoe Saldana), an independent and resourceful adventurer who possesses the only known map to the group’s secret destination, the unlikely trio embarks on a riotous rollercoaster of a ride. Along the way, our fearless explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril, stalked at every turn by dastardly villains seeking to thwart their mission. Through it all, Mr. Link’s disarming charm and good-humored conviction provide the emotional and comedic foundation of this fun-filled family film. From LAIKA, the animation studio behind the Academy Award–nominated Kubo and the Two Strings, Missing Link is a stunning stop-motion epic and raucous comedy. Featuring concept art from the film’s creation—including sketches, storyboards, character designs, and much more—and illuminated by in-depth interviews with the film’s creative team, The Art of Missing Link is a must-have companion to the film.

Kubo and the Two Strings: His Adventure Begins

Kubo and the Two Strings: His Adventure Begins
Author: Lucy Rosen
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2016-07-19
ISBN 10: 0316361410
ISBN 13: 9780316361415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kubo and the Two Strings: His Adventure Begins Book Review:

A storybook based on the animated movie, Kubo and the Two Strings! ©2016 LAIKA Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.

The Art and Making of ParaNorman

The Art and Making of ParaNorman
Author: Jed Alger,Chris Butler,Travis Knight
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-07-25
ISBN 10: 1452110921
ISBN 13: 9781452110929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art and Making of ParaNorman Book Review:

Offers a behind-the-scenes peak at the forthcoming animated feature film ParaNorman, a movie about a boy destined to save his town from hordes of zombies, made by the same film studio as Coraline.

The Art of The Boxtrolls

The Art of The Boxtrolls
Author: Philip Brotherton
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-10-14
ISBN 10: 1452142998
ISBN 13: 9781452142999
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of The Boxtrolls Book Review:

LAIKA, the studio behind the hit films Coraline and ParaNorman, introduces audiences to a new breed of family: the Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they've built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town's villain, Archibald Snatcher, comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie to devise a daring plan to save Eggs' family. The Art of The Boxtrolls features the amazingly detailed artwork that went into this film's creation, including character sketches, puppets, textiles, set dressing, and 3-D printed facial models, alongside the story of the film's development.

The Art of the Book of Life

The Art of the Book of Life
Author: Jorge Gutierrez
Publsiher: Dark Horse Comics
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2014-10-14
ISBN 10: 1630080896
ISBN 13: 9781630080891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of the Book of Life Book Review:

A tale packed with adventure, The Book of Life celebrates the power of friendship and family, and the courage to follow your dreams. To determine whether the heart of humankind is pure and good, two godlike beings engage in an otherworldly wager during Mexico's annual Day of the Dead celebration. They tether two friends, Manolo and Joaquin, into vying for the heart of the beautiful and fiercely independent Maria, with comical and sometimes dangerous consequences. This volume is an inspirational behind-the-scenes look at the making of the animated feature film The Book of Life, from visionary producer Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) and director Jorge R. Gutierrez (El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera).

The Art of Big Hero 6

The Art of Big Hero 6
Author: Jessica Julius
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 1452145253
ISBN 13: 9781452145259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Big Hero 6 Book Review:

Walt Disney Animation Studios' Big Hero 6 is the story of Hiro Hamada, a brilliant robotics prodigy who must foil a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. This new title in our popular The Art of series, published to coincide with the movie's U.S. release, features concept art from the film's creation—including sketches, storyboards, maquette sculpts, colorscripts, and much more—illuminated by quotes and interviews with the film's creators. Fans will love the behind-the-scenes insights into Disney's newest action comedy adventure. Copyright ©2014 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

The Art of Frozen

The Art of Frozen
Author: Charles Solomon
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 1452145245
ISBN 13: 9781452145242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Frozen Book Review:

In Walt Disney Animation Studios upcoming film, Frozen, the fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff—to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. The Art of Frozen features concept art from the making of the film—including character studies and sculpts, color scripts, storyboards, and more—alongside interviews with the film's artists about the making of this comedy-adventure. © Disney

The Art of the Iron Giant

The Art of the Iron Giant
Author: Ramin Zahed
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-08-02
ISBN 10: 9781608877874
ISBN 13: 1608877876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of the Iron Giant Book Review:

This beautifully illustrated book revisits the classic film The Iron Giant, with unprecedented access to rarely seen development art and storyboards from the Warner Bros. archives. Director Brad Bird's (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) acclaimed film The Iron Giant is considered by both fans, critics, and animation historians to be one of the best hand-drawn animated features of the past fifty years. Now, in conjunction with a special theatrical re-release, this beautifully illustrated book revisits the classic, with unprecedented access to rarely seen development art and storyboards from the Warner Bros. archives. Offering interviews with Bird and his team of artists, this handsome volume also includes exclusive art from the newly restored scenes featured in the 2016 Blu-ray.

Kubo and the Two Strings: Meet Kubo

Kubo and the Two Strings: Meet Kubo
Author: R. R. Busse
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-07-19
ISBN 10: 9780316361460
ISBN 13: 0316361461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kubo and the Two Strings: Meet Kubo Book Review:

A level 2 reader based on the animated movie, Kubo and the Two Strings! ©2016 LAIKA Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.

The Art of Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

The Art of Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
Author: Jessica Julius
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-11-27
ISBN 10: 1452164126
ISBN 13: 9781452164120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 Book Review:

In the follow-up to the Oscar–nominated film Wreck-It Ralph, our hero leaves his arcade for the expansive universe of the Internet. Disney's artists have brought the world of the Inter¬net (a world you may think you know) to life in an all-new, imaginative way. Through never-before-seen concept art, character sketches, storyboards, and colorscripts, along with interviews with the production team, The Art of Ralph Breaks the Internet reveals the artistic process behind Disney's highly anticipated sequel. Copyright ©2018 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Masterful Images

Masterful Images
Author: Barry Till
Publsiher: Pomegranate
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780764964558
ISBN 13: 0764964550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masterful Images Book Review:

Masterful Images The Art of Kiyoshi Saito presents the story of this idiosyncratic artists ascent to international success, whose rustic work possessed an immediacy far from the refinement of a Hiroshige or Hokusai. Travel and recognition brought new subjects, as the artist lingered in France, Tahiti, Mexico, and India to capture scenes that appealed to his sensibility. Encompassing the full range of Saitos oeuvre, the 90 prints reproduced here are complemented by an interpretive essay from Barry Till, curator of the museums Asian art collection.

The Art of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

The Art of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Author: Linda Sunshine
Publsiher: Dark Horse Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN 10: 150670977X
ISBN 13: 9781506709772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Book Review:

In this brilliantly illustrated, full-color book, Dark Horse Books and DreamWorks Animation join forces to celebrate the climatic third film showcasing more adventures of Toothless and Hiccup. Featuring hundreds of pieces of original art and commentary from director Dean De Blois and the many talented artists and filmmakers who have created this masterpiece of storytelling and animation. A beautifully designed hardcover volume featuring exclusive commentary and never-before-seen art from the creation of the animated motion picture masterpiece! Don your winged Flight Suit, grab your Dragon Blade, hop on your obedient Night Fury, and get ready for the ride of a lifetime with your favorite dragons and Vikings in the latest installment in the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy! Fans will delight in the discovery of previously unknown dragons, the threat of a heartless villain, and the quest for sanctuary that propels the story to extraordinary new heights (and depths!). Venture into the Hidden World where dragons roam free under the watchful eye of their leader Toothless as, above ground, Hiccup struggles to assume leadership of his tribe.

Ganesha's Sweet Tooth

Ganesha's Sweet Tooth
Author: Emily Haynes,Sanjay Patel
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2012-09-07
ISBN 10: 1452119848
ISBN 13: 9781452119847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ganesha's Sweet Tooth Book Review:

The bold, bright colors of India leap right off the page in this fresh and funny picture book adaptation of how Ganesha came to write the epic poem of Hindu literature, the Mahabharata. Ganesha is just like any other kid, except that he has the head of an elephant and rides around on a magical mouse. And he loves sweets, especially the traditional dessert laddoo. But when Ganesha insists on biting into a super jumbo jawbreaker laddoo, his tusk breaks off! Ganesha is terribly upset, but with the help of the wise poet Vyasa, he learns that what seems broken can actually be quite useful after all. With vibrant, graphic illustrations, expressive characters, and offbeat humor, this is a wonderfully inventive twist on a classic tale.

The Art and Inventions of Max Fleischer

The Art and Inventions of Max Fleischer
Author: Ray Pointer
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-01-10
ISBN 10: 147666367X
ISBN 13: 9781476663678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art and Inventions of Max Fleischer Book Review:

The history of animated cartoons has for decades been dominated by the accomplishments of Walt Disney, giving the impression that he invented the medium. In reality, it was the work of several pioneers. Max Fleischer--inventor of the Rotoscope technique of tracing animation frame by frame over live-action footage--was one of the most prominent. By the 1930s, Fleischer and Disney were the leading producers of animated films but took opposite approaches. Where Disney reflected a Midwestern sentimentality, Fleischer presented a sophisticated urban attitude with elements of German Expressionism and organic progression. In contrast to Disney's naturalistic animation, Fleischer's violated physical laws, supporting his maxim: "If it can be done in real life, it isn't animation." As a result, Fleischer's cartoons were rough rather than refined, commercial rather than consciously artistic--yet attained a distinctive artistry through Fleischer's innovations. This book covers his life and work and the history of the studio that bore his name, with previously unpublished artwork and photographs.

The Art of Aardman

The Art of Aardman
Author: N.A
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-08-29
ISBN 10: 1452166579
ISBN 13: 9781452166575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Aardman Book Review:

See the iconic, energetic art of Aardman Animations like never before! The Art of Aardman takes readers on an unforgettable, behind-the-scenes journey through the studio's archives. This collection features original character sketches and never-before-seen concept art, offering a unique look inside the studio that created Chicken Run, Morph, and, of course, Wallace & Gromit. Kicking things off with forewords from founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton, this celebration of all-things Aardman is a must-have for all animation fans.

The Wes Anderson Collection: Isle of Dogs

The Wes Anderson Collection: Isle of Dogs
Author: Lauren Wilford,Ryan Stevenson
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-09-25
ISBN 10: 1683352963
ISBN 13: 9781683352969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wes Anderson Collection: Isle of Dogs Book Review:

The Wes Anderson Collection: Isle of Dogs is the only book to take readers behind the scenes of the beloved auteur’s newest stop-motion animated film. †‹Through the course of several in-depth interviews with film critic Lauren Wilford, writer and director Wes Anderson shares the story behind Isle of Dogs’s conception and production, and Anderson and his collaborators reveal entertaining anecdotes about the making of the film, their sources of inspiration, the ins and outs of stop-motion animation, and many other insights into their moviemaking process. Previously unpublished behind-the-scenes photographs, concept artwork, and hand-written notes and storyboards accompany the text. The book also features an introduction by critics and collaborators Taylor Ramos and Tony Zhou, and a foreword by critic Matt Zoller Seitz. The fourth volume of the New York Times bestselling Wes Anderson Collection, Isle of Dogs stays true to the series with its rich design and colorful illustrations, capturing Anderson’s signature aesthetic vision and bringing the series's definitive study of Anderson's filmography up to date. Isle of Dogs tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture. The film features the voices of Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunichi Nomura, Akira Takayama, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, F. Murray Abraham, Tilda Swinton, Akira Ito, Yoko Ono, Mari Natsuko, Harvey Keitel, Courtney B. Vance, Ken Watanabe, Scarlett Johnasson, Fisher Stevens, Nijiro Murakami, and Liev Schreiber.

FilmCraft: Editing

FilmCraft: Editing
Author: Justin Chang
Publsiher: Ilex Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-01-16
ISBN 10: 1908150688
ISBN 13: 9781908150684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

FilmCraft: Editing Book Review:

The value of the editor?s craft to a finished film cannot be underestimated, and it?s no surprise that directors rely heavily on the same editor over and over again. Seventeen exclusive interviews with some of the world?s top film editors, including Walter Murch, Virginia Katz, Joel Cox, Tim Squyres and Richard Marks, explore the art of film editing; its complex processes, the relationship with other film practitioners, and the impact of modern editing techniques. The Filmcraft series is a ground-breaking study of the art of filmmaking?the most collaborative and multidisciplinary of all the arts. Each volume covers a different aspect of moviemaking, offering in-depth interviews with a host of the most distinguished practitioners in the field. Forthcoming titles include Cinematography, Directing, Costume Design, Production Design, Producing, Screenwriting, and Acting.