The Art of Pen­guins of Mada­gas­car

Animation Magazine - - Frame- By- Frame - By Bar­bara Robert­son [In­sight Edi­tions, $45]

DreamWorks’ show­steal­ing avian su­per­spies have fi­nally bowed in their very own the­atri­cal fea­ture, send­ing Skip­per, Pri­vate, Rico and Kowal­ski on a hi­lar­i­ous quest to de­feat a schem­ing oc­to­pus. But, a lot of hard work lies be­hind that bigscreen silli­ness, and now fans can delve deep into Op­er­a­tion: Pen­guins with this col­or­ful vol­ume. Guided by vet­ted CG jour­nal­ist Robert­son, pag­ing through this lovely hard­cover takes you through the process from the de­vel­op­ment of con­cept art, character back­sto­ries and artis­tic in­spi­ra­tions through ex­clu­sive in­ter­views with key mem­bers of the an­i­ma­tion team. Ap­pro­pri­ately, fran­chise veteran Tom McGrath pro­vides the fore­word. You may rec­og­nize him from his di­rect­ing cred­its on Mega­mind and all three Mada­gas­car flicks and as the voice of take-charge top bird Skip­per. Smile and wave, boys. Smile and wave ...

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