on October 18, 2009
I am totally in agreement with these other reviews, all I can say is that if you are an animator, graphic designer, concept artist or an animation lover...YOU NEED THIS BOOK! I have tons of "Art of" movie books and this one is just the best in my collection. Amazing work by all the talented artist, Chris Reccardi (his work includes Samurai Jack, Ren & Stimpy...and so on) being one of my favorites. The book comes with Scratch and sniff stickers, a CD, cards that pull out from little folders, mini books and HUGE Full page paintings and character designs, explainations of the story elements and characters....it is just really well done. It comes in a super nice hardcover slipcase too!
When it comes to this book you may pay a little more than the Pixar "Art of" books but you get so much more! (Don't get me wrong I am an insane Pixar Fan!) At this price, I recommend getting this book before it goes out of print and you have to pay a fortune for it...like the art of Kung-Fu Panda.
on October 7, 2009
Tracy knows animation. She knows the process intimately and knows artists, and thus she writes the best books. This one is filled to the brim with character designs, story boards, vis dev art and production paintings. Go buy it. IT is truly one of the best of it's kind.
on July 10, 2013
The movie was awesome in my opinion, and this book is very complete in regard to information and sketches. It has a lot of the process of character design and gives some input as to the problems during production. It details the character design, rigging and animation stages pretty well, and it was increasingly interesting. I would totally recommend this
on February 2, 2010
This book has been my best purchase in months; it seems made with a lot of care and love for animation, and it's full of little surprises such as stickers and Flint's inventions' designs hidden in paper envelopes.
To me, it's an indispensable purchase if you enjoyed this marvelous movie.
Not to mention Amazon's super-low price, which should definitely help you decide to buy it in case you have any doubts.
on April 5, 2010
If you are inclined to buy one of these movie art books - then this is the one to get. It is one of the most unique books, with slides and pullouts, awesome art and information about Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. If you enjoyed the movie, then you will be amazed and entertained with this book - it is a bit expensive, but worth every penny.