The Art of Kubo and the Two Strings

The Art of Kubo and the Two Strings
Author: Emily Haynes
Release: 2016-07-19
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781452157016
Language: en
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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
Release: 2016-07-19
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1452153159
Language: en
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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
Release: 2016-07-19
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780316361422
Language: en
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A junior novel 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
Release: 2012-07-25
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781452110929
Language: en
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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
Release: 2014-10-14
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781452142999
Language: en
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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.

Kubo and the Two Strings His Adventure Begins

Kubo and the Two Strings  His Adventure Begins
Author: Lucy Rosen
Release: 2016-07-19
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9780316361415
Language: en
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A storybook based on the animated movie, Kubo and the Two Strings! ©2016 LAIKA Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.

Wildwood

Wildwood
Author: Colin Meloy
Release: 2011-08-30
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780062093530
Language: en
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For fans of the Chronicles of Narnia comes the first book in the Wildwood Chronicles, the New York Times bestselling fantasy adventure series by Colin Meloy, lead singer of the Decemberists, and Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of The Mysterious Benedict Society. Wildwood captivates readers with the wonder and thrill of a secret world within the landscape of a modern city. It feels at once firmly steeped in the classics of children's literature and completely fresh. The story is told from multiple points of view, and the book features more than eighty illustrations, including six full-color plates, making this an absolutely gorgeous object. In Wildwood, Prue and her friend Curtis uncover a secret world in the midst of violent upheaval—a world full of warring creatures, peaceable mystics, and powerful figures with the darkest intentions. And what begins as a rescue mission becomes something much greater as the two friends find themselves entwined in a struggle for the very freedom of this wilderness. A wilderness the locals call Wildwood. The bestselling trilogy from Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis consists of Wildwood, Under Wildwood, and Wildwood Imperium.

The Art of Missing Link

The Art of Missing Link
Author: Ramin Zahed
Release: 2019-04-09
Editor: Insight Editions
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1683836863
Language: en
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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.

The Art of Frozen

The Art of Frozen
Author: Charles Solomon
Release: 2015-04-07
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781452145242
Language: en
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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

Above the Timberline

Above the Timberline
Author: Gregory Manchess
Release: 2017-10-24
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781481459259
Language: en
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From renowned artist Gregory Manchess comes a lavishly painted novel about the son of a famed polar explorer searching for his stranded father, and a lost city buried under snow in an alternate future. When it started to snow, it didn’t stop for 1,500 years. The Pole Shift that ancient climatologists talked about finally came, the topography was ripped apart and the weather of the world was changed—forever. Now the Earth is covered in snow, and to unknown depths in some places. In this world, Wes Singleton leaves the academy in search of his father, the famed explorer Galen Singleton, who was searching for a lost city until Galen’s expedition was cut short after being sabotaged. But Wes believes his father is still alive somewhere above the timberline. Fully illustrated with over 120 pieces of full-page artwork throughout, Above the Timberline is a stunning and cinematic combination of art and novel.

The Art of Toy Story 4

The Art of Toy Story 4
Author: Anonim
Release: 2019-05-07
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781452164083
Language: en
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With a story that's spanned more than 20 years, the adventures of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the gang have captured the hearts of millions. The Art of Toy Story 4 invites readers to explore the next installment of Pixar's beloved franchise through never-before-seen concept art, character studies, process animation, storyboards, colorscripts, and more. Featuring exclusive interviews with the production team on the making of the film and insights into their creative vision, The Art of Toy Story 4 reveals the vivid imagination that brought this story to life. Copyright ©2019 Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Pixar. All rights reserved.

The Filmmaker s Guide to Visual Effects

The Filmmaker s Guide to Visual Effects
Author: Eran Dinur
Release: 2017-03-27
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781317353188
Language: en
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The Filmmaker’s Guide to Visual Effects offers a practical, detailed guide to visual effects for non-VFX specialists working in film and television. In contemporary filmmaking and television production, visual effects are used extensively in a wide variety of genres and formats to contribute to visual storytelling, help deal with production limitations, and reduce budget costs. Yet for many directors, producers, editors, and cinematographers, visual effects remain an often misunderstood aspect of media production. In this book, award-winning VFX supervisor and instructor Eran Dinur introduces readers to visual effects from the filmmaker’s perspective, providing a comprehensive guide to conceiving, designing, budgeting, planning, shooting, and reviewing VFX, from pre-production through post-production. The book will help readers: Learn what it takes for editors, cinematographers, directors, producers, gaffers, and other filmmakers to work more effectively with the visual effects team during pre-production, on the set and in post, use visual effects as a narrative aid, reduce production costs, and solve problems on location; Achieve a deeper understanding of 3D, 2D, and 2.5D workflows; the various VFX crafts from matchmove to compositing; essential concepts like photorealism, parallax, roto, and extraction; become familiar with the most common types of VFX, their role in filmmaking, and learn how to plan effectively for the cost and complexity of VFX shots; See visual effects concepts brought to life in practical, highly illustrated examples drawn from the real-world experiences of industry professionals, and discover how to better integrate visual effects into your own projects.

The Art of Incredibles 2

The Art of Incredibles 2
Author: John Lasseter
Release: 2018-05-08
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781452164113
Language: en
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From Pixar's upcoming film Incredibles 2, this making-of book is a dive back into the beloved world of the Incredibles. The Art of Incredibles 2 explores Pixar's highly anticipated sequel through colorful artwork, energetic character sketches, intriguing storyboards, and spellbinding colorscripts. Featuring gorgeous production art and interesting details from the production team about the making of the film, The Art of Incredibles 2 overflows with insights into the artistic process behind Pixar's engaging creative vision. Copyright ©2018 Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Pixar. All rights reserved.

Anya s Ghost

Anya s Ghost
Author: Vera Brosgol
Release: 2011-06-07
Editor: First Second
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781466805583
Language: en
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Anya could really use a friend. But her new BFF isn't kidding about the "Forever" part . . . Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who's been dead for a century. Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya's normal life might actually be worse. She's embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she's pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friend—even a ghost—is just what she needs. Or so she thinks. Spooky, sardonic, and secretly sincere, Anya's Ghost is a wonderfully entertaining debut graphic novel from author/artist Vera Brosgol. This title has Common Core connections. Anya's Ghost is a 2011 Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year title. One of School Library Journal's Best Fiction Books of 2011. One of Horn Book's Best Fiction Books of 2011. Winner of the 2012 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Young Adults (Ages 12-17)

The Art of Inside Out

The Art of Inside Out
Author: Anonim
Release: 2015-05-26
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781452147499
Language: en
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From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter ("Monsters, Inc.," "Up") has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar's original movie " Inside Out," he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind. Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. In this groundbreaking and illuminating film, Pixar Animation Studios examines the extraordinary depths of the mind and the powers of emotion and imagination. The Art of Inside Out provides an exclusive look into the artistic exploration that went into the making of this vibrant film. Featuring concept art—including sketches, collages, color scripts, and much more—and opening with a foreword by actress Amy Poehler and introduction by the film's writer and director Pete Docter, this is the ultimate behind-the-scenes experience of the making of this landmark film. Copyright ©2015 Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Pixar. All rights reserved.

The Color of Pixar

The Color of Pixar
Author: Tia Kratter
Release: 2017-09-12
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781452164144
Language: en
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Bold and beautiful, this volume presents hundreds of film stills from the Pixar archives in a glorious spectrum of color. Starting with bright white images and seamlessly flowing through the colors of the rainbow, it becomes crystal clear how each frame tells a story. Bound into a gorgeous volume, The Color of Pixar encapsulates everything there is to love about the studio: the attention to detail, the playful characters, and the sheer scope of their work in over 20 years of iconic feature films. Copyright ©2017 Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Pixar. All rights reserved.

The Art and Inventions of Max Fleischer

The Art and Inventions of Max Fleischer
Author: Ray Pointer
Release: 2017-01-10
Editor: McFarland
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781476663678
Language: en
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"Pointer's account of Fleischer's life and work draws on his own experience in film and animation as well as interviews with Fleischer family members. It is also stocked with previously unpublished photographs and artwork, including trade ads and patent diagram. The story of this artist-inventor and the early days of animation will appeal to all interested in film history and iconic cartoons""--Booklist 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.

Ray Harryhausen Titan of Cinema

Ray Harryhausen  Titan of Cinema
Author: Vanessa Harryhausen
Release: 2020-10-12
Editor: Artmedia (Acc)
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1911054341
Language: en
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100 objects selected by the animator Ray Harryhausen's daughter - packed with personal stories that have never previously been heard or publishedA fascinating examination of the work of the pioneer of the special effects that we see in modern cinemaContributions from experts in the field and in conjunction with the Ray and Diana Harryhausen FoundationA broad readership drawn from those who appreciate art, film, science fiction and fantasyTells the story of the man who changed the face of modern cinema - the pioneer of stop-motion animationSteven Speilberg and Tom Hanks are among his legion of fansEntries often include earlier versions of finished models and sketches of scenes that illustrate how Harryhausen worked and developed his modelsAccompanies a major exhibition at the National Galleries of Scotland from October 2020 Special effects superstar Ray Harryhausen elevated stop-motion animation to an art during the 1950s to 1980s. With material drawn from his incredible archive, his daughter, Vanessa, selects 100 creatures and objects that meant the most to her as she watched her father make world-famous films that changed the course of cinema. The book includes many newly restored works and items that have never previously been seen. In addition to Vanessa's reflections, many of those who worked with Harryhausen or were inspired by him add their own memories and comments. Ray Harryhausen's work included the films Jason and the Argonauts, the Sinbad films of the '50s and '70s, One Million Years B.C and Mighty Joe Young, and a wider portfolio including children's fairy tales and commercials. He also inspired a generation of film-makers such as Peter Jackson, Tim Burton, George Lucas, and Steven Spielberg, and his influence on blockbuster cinema can be felt to this day. 2020 will be the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Directing Animation

Directing Animation
Author: David B. Levy
Release: 2010-11-02
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Pages: 268
ISBN: 9781581157468
Language: en
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"Dave's book is a terrific collection of real stories from the animation world. Many of them are proof that a director needs to think with both sides of her or his brain. I don't think they teach this stuff in art school."---Brown Johnson, president, Nickelodeon Animation. "Directing Animation is as much a book on management, leadership, and people skills as it is a book on animation. Any person leading a creative team in any field (or hoping to lead one someday) will be inspired and surprised by David Levy's keen analysis of the human side of the business of directing animation."---Linda Simensky, vice president, children's programming, PBS "The most comprehensive book on directing animation from one of the best writers in the business."---Bill Plympton, Oscar-nominated indie animation director "Q: How many books on directing animation does it take to screw in a lightbulb? A: One---David Levy's! And if you read this funny and informative book, you'll learn how to get other people to screw in the lightbulbs For you---and love doing it!"---Tom Warburton, TV animation director, creator, Cartoon Network's Codename: Kids Next Door "Once again, David Levy has written a book that is an absolutely vital read to anyone interested in starting, or already in the midst of, a career making animated films. Levy has compiled essential information from the industry's top talents, as well as the independent filmmaking community, telling it like it is and offering strong advice from decades of practical experience. A must-have!"---Jerry Beck, coeditor of CartoonBrew.com and author of The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons Both experienced and aspiring animation professionals will find Directing Animation a comprehensive and entertaining guide to understanding the director's creative role in managing the entire animation process. An animation director doesn't simply direct animation. He or she directs people who animate and must be equally able to relate to the crew, producers, writers, creators, and clients. In addition to over eighty photographs and illustrations, Directing Animation includes insider tips and firsthand experiences from animators, directors, and producers, revealing the best ways to manage the production process while creating a workplace that is both efficient and fun.

The Art of Sanjay s Super Team

The Art of Sanjay s Super Team
Author: Sanjay Patel
Release: 2016-03-08
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781452152783
Language: en
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In the new short film from Pixar Animation Studios, Sanjay's Super Team, accomplished artist Sanjay Patel uses his own experience to tell the story of a young, 1st generation Indian boy whose love for western pop culture comes into conflict with his father's traditions. This art-filled peek behind the curtain of this groundbreaking film is sure to excite Sanjay's legion of fans, and thrill animation lovers around the world. Copyright ©2015 Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Pixar. All rights reserved.