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The Art of Tangled

The Art of Tangled

Book rating: 05 Hardback

By (author) Jeff Kurtti

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  • Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 231mm x 282mm x 23mm | 1,134g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2010
  • Publication City/Country: California
  • ISBN 10: 0811875555
  • ISBN 13: 9780811875554
  • Illustrations note: Full-colour illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 5,405

Product description

When it releases this fall, Rapunzel (new title forthcoming) will be the 50th animated feature produced by Walt Disney Animated Studios. Featuring the stunning concept art behind the newest Disney masterpiece-from sketches and character designs to storyboards and color scripts-The Art of Rapunzel also gives readers an inside look at the film's fascinating history, which began over sixty-five years ago with Walt Disney's early explorations in the fairy tale.

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Jeff Kurtti is the author of more than 20 books including The Art of the Princess and the Frog. He is an author, writer, and consultant in the motion picture, theater, and themed-entertainment industries. Nathan Greno arrived at Walt Disney Animation Studios in 1996 and has since served in a variety of capacities on the films Mulan, Brother Bear, Meet the Robinsons, and Bolt (head of story). He resides in Glendale, CA. Byron Howard joined Walt Disney Feature Animation in April 1994 and has worked on such films as Mulan, the animated short 'John Henry,' Lilo & Stitch, Brother Bear, and Bolt (co-director). Howard currently resides in Glendale, California. John Lasseter is a two-time Academy Award-winning director and the chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Customer reviews

By Paula Augustyniak 08 Apr 2014 5

This is an amazing book! I truly reccomend it to everyone interested in concept art and to Tangled fans. It is beautifuly published, filled with fantastic pictures, sketches etc. and the commentary is interesting. It is worth every penny :)

By Hoble Teodora-Ruxandra 23 Dec 2010 5

My order of this book has finally arrived today. I wasn't expecting it to be this large, to be frank; so I was pleasantly surprised.

The amount of concept art featured in its pages is quite overwhelming - plenty of sketches and concept art paintings (both traditional and digital) from Glen Keane and his team; as well as fascinating stories of how the movie came to be. You'll recognize the dynamic, cartoony style of the character design sheets - the same style you probably admired in books about "Aladdin" and "The Little Mermaid" - and you'll be glamored by the lovely background paintings.

The paper quality is very fine and the images show no sign of pixelation or defects (like the VERY disappointing "Art of Avatar" book; which I luckily don't own, but had the "honor" of browsing through in a local book-shop).

All in all, it's a gorgeous volume. I highly recommend it to all Disney / Tangled fans - whether you're into 3D and CGI or just prefer traditional hand-drawn 2D animation, trust me: you'll LOVE this book.