The Art and Making of The Peanuts Movie
This fall, Blue Sky’s painstakingly reverent treatment of Charles Schulz’s beloved comic-strip characters overcame skeptics to charm audiences and critics by blending nostalgic animation inspiration, top-of-the-line CG and dogged determination. Now, in this in-depth volume, go behind the scenes to explore the Peanuts’ crew’s big-screen debut. Charlie Brown may be the ultimate underdog, but the crack studio team was rooting for him all the way.
Jerry Schmitz’s expose is packed with film-development art and original comic-strip material. Commentary from a range of production departments — including animation, lighting, effects and modeling — illustrates the triumph of translating Schulz’s simple, iconic style (and that of the old-school TV specials) into the latest in cinema graphics. Throw in insights from director Steve Martino and Fox Animation president Vanessa Morrison, and you get a timeless treasure.
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