This book was given to me as gift and I loved receiving it. As an object it's beautifully presented, stitched binding and encompasses lavish designs from all their animated films.
However, there is something missing from all this artistic history and that's what the cover of the book shows - the outstanding character drawings and animation pencil drawings. The book doesn't have nearly enough character animation drawings and to appreciate these drawings from The Prince of Egypt to The Road to Eldorado would have been a real high light - certainly the art work to Eldorado's opening sequence should have been included here but it wasn't - and Nicolas Marlet, their concept designer for Kung Fu Panda and the How to Train Your Dragon movies, is obviously included here often because he has had a tremendous influence over the Dreamworks films and when ever his art is shown off, it's a breath of fresh air.
It is a lovely book - I just would have liked seeing more of the animation drawings and character designs. It's a sample and if you love any of the films you'll search out their individual art books.
Also, the art works are not credited with the artists names beside each piece, their not credited at all - I can spot who they are from knowing their style from other art books where they are credited but even so, everyone should be credited -