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The Art of Planet 51 [Hardcover]

Danny Graydon
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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Insight Editions, Div of Palace Publishing Group, LP (1 Nov 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933784970
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933784977
  • Product Dimensions: 28.6 x 26 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 822,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The inhabitants of Planet 51 live in fear of alien invasion, but for sixteen-year-old Lem life is happy, safe and unsurprising. Lem is a model kid, a good student, a bit of a science nerd, and dreams of dating the girl next door, Nera and then the unpredictable happens.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Parka HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
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The cover art is slightly different from the original product image. The fat alien is replaced with Lem, the main character of the movie.

This book is published by Insight Editions but doesn't come with any of special enhancement (e.g. pullouts, cards) you sometimes see with their other books.

Planet 51 is the other animated movie this year featuring aliens, the other being Monsters vs Aliens. The cast is of course different, and the set is not on Earth but on Planet 51. Planet 51 is the debut film of Madrid-based Ilion Animation. The concept artists, based off the names in the captions, seem to be all from Spain. The whole film was produced entirely in Spain.

There are more than 400 pieces of concept art in this book. Each character comes with lots of sketches. The background paintings are very beautiful and scenic. There are also many alien set and prop designs. It's like looking at a parallel universe where everything looks familiar but different. The aliens have their own version of the famous Flatiron building in Manhattan, suburbia, Area 51, vehicles, utensils, etc.

My favourites are the background and set paintings, some of which are very detailed. This book has top notch art work and variety. There are short commentary on the art and concept.

It's a visually delightful book, highly recommended to character designers and animation lovers.

(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent "art of" book, lots of inspiration! 28 May 2010
Format:Hardcover
This book covers the design work that went into the film Planet 51, which If you haven't seen it before reading this you will probably want to afterwards. The Film is ok from a narrative point of view but visually it's a winner, the design and execution of the 3d and animation is superb throughout, easily up to Pixars high standards. This is all reflected in the book which goes into each characters design in detail. One thing all of these "Art of" books lack is any info about the 3D process, but that small gripe aside its superb.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of character designs and beautiful background paintings 4 Dec 2009
By Parka - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The cover art is slightly different from the original product image. The fat alien is replaced with Lem, the main character of the movie.

This book is published by Insight Editions but doesn't come with any of special enhancement (e.g. pullouts, cards) you sometimes see with their other books.

Planet 51 is the other animated movie this year featuring aliens, the other being Monsters vs Aliens. The cast is of course different, and the set is not on Earth but on Planet 51. Planet 51 is the debut film of Madrid-based Ilion Animation. The concept artists, based off the names in the captions, seem to be all from Spain. The whole film was produced entirely in Spain.

There are more than 400 pieces of concept art in this book. Each character comes with lots of sketches. The background paintings are very beautiful and scenic. There are also many alien set and prop designs. It's like looking at a parallel universe where everything looks familiar but different. The aliens have their own version of the famous Flatiron building in Manhattan, suburbia, Area 51, vehicles, utensils, etc.

My favourites are the background and set paintings, some of which are very detailed. This book has top notch art work and variety. There are short commentary on the art and concept.

It's a visually delightful book, highly recommended to character designers and animation lovers.

(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
5.0 out of 5 stars Uniquely beautiful. 4 Feb 2011
By P. Lowe - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book gave me exactly what I wanted, art galore from a film that I felt was under rated and under viewed. I would have liked more text but my primary goal was a reference and keepsake for such unique, detailed and entertaining design.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ART book 12 Sep 2010
By J. Darknell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Too many movie 'art of' book either show silly color studies, or too many scenes from the actual movie itself (I'm talkin' to you pixar). This book shows the amazing artistry that went into making the film with a thorough display of pencil sketches and digital 'paintings'. The movie was so-so, but I loved that design that went into the world itself, and that quality is exemplified by this book. Highly recommended for any CG animation or 50's era monster art fans. Lots of good stuff.
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