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5.0 out of 5 stars An inspirational look at creating animation
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What a wonderful art book this is, on Disney's Mulan.

I really couldn't put it down after reading it. It tells a very clear and interesting story on how the movie was created. Disney put huge emphasis on stories. The different story artists would discuss at lengths in this book on the considerations they made when trying to adapt Chinese...
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3.0 out of 5 stars No surprises
The Art of Mulan is a, as usal, beautiful book about the making of the latest Disney movie, Mulan. This book is very simular to the rest in the "art of"-series, which means a lot of production stills, a few clean-ups and a long text containing the obligational back-padding. Somehow the Disney factory desire for perfection is also their weak point; everything...
Published on 7 Feb 1999


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An inspirational look at creating animation, 25 Feb 2009
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What a wonderful art book this is, on Disney's Mulan.

I really couldn't put it down after reading it. It tells a very clear and interesting story on how the movie was created. Disney put huge emphasis on stories. The different story artists would discuss at lengths in this book on the considerations they made when trying to adapt Chinese history into a Western film. There were ideas to make Mulan a romantic comedy, which were luckily shot down, in an attempt to keep the film authentic.

The research process is most interesting and takes a look at the artists as they travel tthroughout China, visiting places like the Great Wall, Forbidden City and other ancient cities. It's a great learning process for them, when they were there, and for the readers, as we read from their experiences now.

All the concept art, storyboards and film stills presented are always related back to the story. The artists will always be there to explain how their design supports the story. So it's a great insight into how to do production design.

While the movie is animated, the book doesn't talk about animation technically.

This art book is the learning process of creating an animated film. It's fun, fresh and delightful to read. It should appeal greatly to animators, production designers and artists.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars No surprises, 7 Feb 1999
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This review is from: The Art of "Mulan" (Hardcover)
The Art of Mulan is a, as usal, beautiful book about the making of the latest Disney movie, Mulan. This book is very simular to the rest in the "art of"-series, which means a lot of production stills, a few clean-ups and a long text containing the obligational back-padding. Somehow the Disney factory desire for perfection is also their weak point; everything is a bit too perfect. I'd prefer to see more storyboard art, rough sketches etc. To those interested in Disney animation I can warmly recommend "The Illusion of Life".
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic of its kind, 28 July 2014
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A classic and well sought after 'Art of' book. With work by a who's who of animators and concept artists this is a must have for fans of animation.
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