Most helpful critical review
Great art, but too little written material
on December 28, 2014
This book is full of mostly development and some concept art but unfortunately it didn't have a lot of written material. It does give the gist of how the art was created but as another reviewer said, most of the written material are quotes from the production members, stating how great it is to work on a Disney movie. Also none of the pictures had captions, only the artist and the medium used. One example that combines both my complaints is the ink sketch of Nottoway Plantation, the presumed influence of the La Bouff estate, although there is no writing to confirm this or explain its influence. I assume this information was omitted because actual making of videos on DVDs had become more prominent and I also have a feeling they wanted to avoid acknowledging the messy production process to the public. None of the issues involving making a movie with a black lead where discussed. I will say though that this book had more art than a lot of the 90's art books and very nice book design (fleur de lis borders, etc). If there has been more write up this book would have easily been a 5. Hopefully a second edition will be issued someday.