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For over 40 years, Aardman has entertained and charmed the world, creating memorable stories and timeless animated characters that have gone on to become household names - including Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Morph. But how did two teenagers experimenting with animation on an old kitchen table go on to create a world-class studio that conquered Hollywood? This is an intimate, revealing and funny behind-the-scenes story of Aardman, told in their own words by co-founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton and featuring Nick Park. The colourful account follows Peter and David's extraordinary journey from their humble beginnings as penniless students, teaching themselves the craft of animation, and recounts the key moments that defined their careers and shaped Aardman into the British success story it is today. THIS STORY INCLUDES: KEY MOMENTS THAT SHAPED AARDMAN - their first professional commissions, developing iconic TV commercials, creating the most-played music video of all time and delivering a pitch to Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg. HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR - What's it like to work with big stars like Mel Gibson, Hugh Grant and Eddie Redmayne, and what goes on behind the scenes at the Oscars (R)? HIGHS AND LOWS - Winning awards and recognition worldwide for their work, and dealing with the heartbreak of shutting down a production. INSIGHTS into how two men who freely admit they are not at all business-minded managed to build a multi-million pound business. CONTRIBUTIONS from Eddie Redmayne, Timothy Spall, Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Grant. Foreword by Matt Groening.
The definitive book on animation, from the Academy Award-winning
animator behind "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
This paperback journal features beautiful, rarely seen concept art from Spirited Away, Studio Ghibli's award-winning film about a young girl's journey through a supernatural realm. With full-color artwork on the front and back covers, spot illustrations throughout, and four full spreads of concept art, it's perfect for capturing all your notes and bright ideas. * GREAT FOR STUDIO GHIBLI FANS: This journal, part of a continuing official partnership with Japanese animation giant Studio Ghibli, captures the nostalgia and magic of the classic Ghibli film Spirited Away. It's a great gift or self-purchase for animation fans, collectors, artists, and anyone who loves cute Japanese art, stationery, and pop culture. * OWN A PIECE OF THIS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FILM: Spirited Away is the highest-grossing film in Japan's history. It won the Academy Award (R) for Best Animated Feature, and has appeared on many critics' lists of the best films of all time. * RARELY SEEN CONCEPT ART: The journal contains full-color spot illustrations throughout, as well as four full spreads of rare concept art from the film. * DISTINCTIVE SCHOOL OR OFFICE SUPPLY: Bring some flair to your school or office supplies with this gorgeous journal. * INCLUDES: Flexi-bound paperback journal, 5 x 7 inches, 192 lined pages, full-color illustrations throughout, ribbon page marker (c) 2001 Studio Ghibli - NDDTM
The story of one woman's quest to move to Los Angeles and got a job in animation...and how you can too. When artist Tally Nourigat left her life in Portland to move to Los Angeles and pursue a job in animation, she realized that despite her research, nothing truly prepared her for the wild world that awaited in the studios of Southern California. From grinding on storyboard test after storyboard test to getting a job at a major studio to searching for an apartment in...the Valley...this autobiographical how-to graphic novel explores the highest highs and lowest lows of pursuing a dream in animation. Brushed with a dose of humor and illustrated advice about salaries, studio culture, and everything in between, I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation is the unique insider experience you won't find anywhere else.
Make mistakes disappear with My Neighbor Totoro erasers!
Sketch and write with Totoro and friends!
Let your creativity soar with Totoro!
In this revised and expanded edition for the 25th anniversary of
Pixar’s feature films, The Art of Pixar collects the breathtaking
behind-the-scenes visual process of colorscripts.
Since Toy Story’s release in 1995, Pixar Animation Studios has set the standard for contemporary animation with a range of classic and influential feature films and shorts.
Packaged in a luxe slipcase, this collectible collection is a treasure trove of artwork for aspiring animators and Pixar fans alike.
The definitive book on animation, from the Academy Award-winning
animator behind "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
The Art of the Wind Rises is the latest in the perennially popular line of Studio Ghibli artbooks, which includes interviews, concept sketches, and finished animation cels from the studio behind such classics as Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro. The film is both Miyazaki's final film, and his love letter to the power of flight and the imagination, an examination of the rise of Japan's military might in the years leading up to the Second World War, and a call for worldwide peace and harmony in the face of destruction. This book captures the art of the film, from conception to production, and features in-depth interviews with the filmmakers.
Tom Sito (the legendary animator behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Beauty and the Beast, and other classic works) brings together the perfect fusion of culinary skill and animation in his cookbook, Eat, Drink, Animate: An Animator's Cookbook. Sito's book is a celebration of the works from legendary animation artists from around the world. Twelve Academy Award winners, five Emmy Award winners. From legendary animators from Hollywood's Golden Age, to modern masters. Not only does he demonstrate examples of their works, but he also includes their favorite personal recipe, and an anecdote from their professional lives that relates to food. Key Features: A rare look behind the scenes of some of animation's most memorable films. Usable recipes you canmake yourself, tested and adapted by Rebecca Bricetti, former editor for Stewart, Tabori, & Chang (Glorious Food ) and Robert Lence animator and gourmet (Toy Story, Shrek). Never before seen photos and illustrations. Anecdotes from behind-the-scenes of some of your favourite animated classics.
Disney's newest animated feature, Zootropolis, is a comedy-adventure starring Officer Judy Hopps, a rookie bunny cop who has to team up with fast-talking scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to crack her first case in the all-animal city of Zootropolis. This lushly illustrated book offers a behind-the-scenes view of the elaborate artistry involved in creating the film.
Set off on a magical adventure!
Netflix's BoJack Horseman has quickly become one of the most critically acclaimed animated comedy series in recent memory. Set in an off-kilter, cynically spun rendering of modern-day Hollywood, the show follows washed-up horse actor BoJack Horseman (voiced by Will Arnett) as he attempts to turn his life around. BoJack Horseman: The Art Before the Horse is the official behind-the-scenes companion to this cult-hit series. Part oral history sourced from original interviews with the show's cast and crew, part art book-including sketches, storyboards, and background art-this book will trace the series from conception to post-production. Beginning with the initial development of creator/ showrunner Raphael Bob-Waksberg and production designer Lisa Hanawalt's inimitable aesthetic vision, The Art Before the Horse goes on to reveal all of the moving parts-direction, writing, casting, animation, and music-that come together to form this uniquely bleak, emotionally potent, very funny show. Also Available: BoJack Horseman 2019 Wall Calendar (ISBN: 978-1-4197-3177-8)
Digital artist Zheng Wei Gu (AKA Guweiz) shares his anime-inspired world in this beautifully produced and insightful book, leading you through his fantasy world with a portfolio packed with gritty detail and a surreal vibe. Guweiz began drawing when he was 17, inspired by an anime art tutorial on YouTube. Discovering a natural talent, he carried on drawing and quickly amassed a fan-base for his edgy illustration style. Throughout this book, readers will discover his artistic journey from the very beginning, with behind-the-scenes details about how some of his most popular pieces were created. He reveals his secrets for turning influences into truly original digital art, including that all-important narrative that takes drawing and painting beyond the purely visual. Step-by-step tutorials share techniques and tips to help you create these sorts of effects in your art, resulting in images with the depth of detail and intrigue that Guweiz has made his trademark. The artist's unique urban take on the popular manga/anime style is gripping right from the first page, from the surreal take on Japanese lifestyle to the urban fantasy he creates.
Showcasing gorgeous concept art from Hayao Miyazaki’s animated film My Neighbor Totoro, this paperback journal provides note-taking inspiration for Studio Ghibli and Totoro fans of all ages. Incudes full-color artwork on the front and back covers, spot illustrations throughout―plus 4 full spreads of concept art.
My Neighbor Totoro © 1988 Studio Ghibli
Learn to make your characters unique, compelling and lifelike with these 75 exercises for all skill levels, including beginners. Topics include tools and materials; shapes; personalities; facial expressions; body language; character interaction; and costuming. Character types featured include more than just humans; learn how to draw animals, plants, creatures and more. Author Bev Johnson guides you through a variety of questions to explore not only the kinds of characters you want to create, but also the relationships between them, such as who their friends and enemies are, what their personality distinctions are, etc. so you can you can create truly interesting characters.
The animated science-fiction adventures of Rick and Morty are irreverent, shocking, and hilarious--from the cynical and rapid-fire one liners, to the grotesquely and endearing character designs. Now, take a deep trans-dimensional dive into the creation of these many insane universes with The Art of Rick and Morty!This new book is a must-have, not only for followers of the series, but for fans of animation as well! Featuring intimate commentary from the show's creators accompanying a vast collection of process, concept, and production art, this volume offers a tantalizing exploration of one of the most outlandish and beloved shows on television. Don't miss your chance to see the amazing art that goes into creating this twisted and fantastic Adult Swim series!Exclusive never before seen concept art from the making of the hit animated series, Rick and Morty! The comprehensive companion to the hit series, Rick and Morty!The art book that Rick and Morty fans have been waiting for!
Go behind the scenes of DreamWorks Animation's smart,hilarious comedy The Boss Baby. This beautifully illustratedbook includes a wide range of colorful development art,storyboards and character sketches, as well as in-depthinterviews with director Tom McGrath, writer MichaelMcCullers, producer Ramsey Naito, plus key members ofthe storyboard, visual development, visual effects, CGanimation, modeling and layout departments.
Embargoed to 30th March 2017 The Art of Smurfs presents hundreds of storyboards, character design, and location concept pieces. With a foreword by Veronique Culliford, daughter of Pierrot "Peyo" Culliford, this insider's guide celebrates her father's cherished Smurfs and provides a glimpse into the creative process that turned his popular comics into a feature-length, animated film. In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history.
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