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The Answer is Yes: The Art and Making of The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Welcome Books (Disney Editions)) Hardcover – June 29, 2010


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About the Author

Michael Singer is a writer and production unit publicist with more than 35 years of experience in his field. Singer's previous books includeBring Me That Horizon: The Making of Pirates of the Caribbean, The Making of Oliver Stone's Heaven and Earth,and "making of" books forBatman Returns,Batman Forever, andBatman &Robin, as well asA Cut Above: 50 Film Directors Talk About Their Craftand 13 annual editions of the pre-internet age reference bookMichael Singer's Film Directors: A Complete Guide.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 1 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: Welcome Books (Disney Editions)
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Disney Editions; UNABRIDGED VERSION edition (June 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423129032
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423129035
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.8 x 12.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,262,663 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Parka TOP 50 REVIEWER on July 10, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Length: 0:41 Mins
This is the making of 2010's The Sorcerer's Apprentice, directed by Jon Tureltaub, starring Nicolas Cage.

In case you don't know, The Sorcerer's Apprentice is actually the English name of a poem by Goethe written in 1797, as I found out from this book and on wikipedia. And then there's that animated short starring Mickey Mouse which also goes by the same title. Alright, there's a picture (or two) of Mickey and Walt Disney, some history written but that's about all. This 2010 movie isn't anything related to that animated short except for an inclusion of a scene which pays homepage to it.

It's written by unit publicist Michael Singer, who also wrote We Make Our Own Destiny: Behind the Scenes of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time: Foreword: Jerry Bruckheimer; Afterword: Jake Gyllenhaal (Welcome Books (Disney Editions)). Thankfully, it's has much less of the self-congratulatory compliments. The writeup is, for the most part, pretty interesting as they talk about how the special effects are created, like the quicksand rug, the flying Chrysler eagle, creating coloured flames, etc. The actors bios are covered, of course.

This book lacks much of the behind-the-scenes photos I was expecting, and I'm not referring to photos of cameramen at work. While they can explain how the effects were created, the photos included are oftentimes film stills and not production shots. Production shots, a series of them, would have been more helpful and interesting.

The concept illustrations and set designs included didn't really wow me. There are some cool pieces but generally they seem too safe -- is it because this is a Disney movie?

I'll recommend this more to fans of the movie.

It's probably 3.5 out of 5 stars for me.
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I've seen the movie probably 5-6 times. Love it!

I love art and companion books having to do with TV shows, Movies, and video games. This book has lots of great bright glossy photos, a little bit of concept art, and a good write up about the filming process and all, but I feel the amount of behind-the-scenes shots and screenshots are very limited.

I paid about $5 shipped, which for that price, I am happy. Much more than that, and I would have been pretty disappointed.
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By jlks on August 2, 2010
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If you are interested in behind the scenes look at this movie, complete with costume and prop sketches, it is a great book. The art is beautiful and magical. The characters come to life.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Hengky Tanoyo on August 10, 2011
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Before the movie came out, I actually had quite a high expectation for it. I mean I love the Mickey Mouse's Sorcerer's Apprentice segment in Fantasia. It was a big disappointment for me as I was expecting wild imagery of creatures and other magical conjuring. So it is no surprise that there is not much to be displayed in this book either, design-wise, except the notable some metal eagle gargoyle and dragon springing to life. The Mickey Mouse and animated brooms inspired scenes are and explained here rather blandly. In the film, this scene was supposed to come out to the audience with a bang, but it really fell short of expectations.
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