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Art Of The Lion King Hardcover – 8 Sep 1994

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 193 pages
  • Publisher: Import; 01 edition (8 Sept. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786860286
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786860289
  • Product Dimensions: 27.3 x 2.5 x 34.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 692,057 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Christopher Finch, as a young child, believed that he was "the" Christopher Robin of the wonderful stories his mother read to him at bedtime. It is only fitting that Finch adds this book to the list of more than twenty titles he has authored, including "The Art of Walt Disney" and "The Art of the Lion King." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By Parka HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 19 Mar. 2009
Format: Hardcover
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The Lion King was the first movie I watched in the cinema. Although I can't remember anything about the movie today, I do remember that I liked it very much. I was 13 back then.

The Art of the Lion King is an oversized art book containing concept art, colour pencil storyboards and film stills. Some of the film stills when blown up over two pages still look fabulous. The concept art is amazing, specifically the stylized character designs and some of the background paintings.

The art is arranged according to story acts, and there are a lot of storyboards. Unfortunately, the accompanying text are only the plot lines.

Right at the end is the afterword, which is actually the production process of the movie. Here are stories on how Lion King was scripted, research done (including a trip to East Africa), things happening behind the scenes like the duties of the cleanup artists, using CAPS (computer software) to animate the film, creating special effects like rain or fire and other special effects.

It's a nice companion to the movie.

There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.
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By A Customer on 28 July 1999
Format: Hardcover
This book is very detailed, and is great if art or animation is your hobby. It describes the making and pre-production of the film with many original drawing to show you how something was changed from an idea to the finished thing.. I great read
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars 33 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 31 Dec. 2016
By 4inTexas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I love this book. It has lots of beautiful art that I haven't been able to find anywhere else. It doesn't have many actual words in it though, mostly image captions, but it doesn't bother me. I usually feel overwhelmed with everything the typical art books try to throw at you. I think it is an excellent book with a lovely cover and I would highly recommend it for any Lion King fan.
5.0 out of 5 stars Disney miniature book - the art of the lion king - good 19 Oct. 2016
By Chetan Ramesh - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I didn't realize it was the "miniature" book when I was ordering, of course I was surprised and disappointed when I received the package, but it was my fault. Make no mistake, this is a beautiful book, you get all the artworks from the normal edition, but no text on the making of the movie - because of the size, they've done a good job since it is such a small book bringing all the artwork and it has text explaining the story. It's an art book combined with storybook. Definitely want the gigantic book for the complete experience.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The book is beautiful and the sketches are breathtaking 28 July 2016
By Eloise Jones - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This arrived in mint condition and fulfilled all of my expectations! The book is beautiful and the sketches are breathtaking. There are lots of large, 2-page prints that are beautiful. If you collect the "Art of ......" like I do, this NEEDS to be in your collection.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars so when the tiny art book came to my door I was greatly disappointed, but it was on me 27 July 2014
By Maruki - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
When originally placing this order I didn't see it listed as a miniature series, so when the tiny art book came to my door I was greatly disappointed, but it was on me. It's an ok book, but not nearly as good as I'd hoped for as reference like I wanted it for.
5.0 out of 5 stars MAGNIFICENT 6 Sept. 2013
By DUSSOL Luc - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I'm a huge Lion King fan, so for me, this book is like the Holy Bible ! It was even bigger than I was expecting it to be, the sketches in it are really magnificent, and it's awesome to know they are authentic because drawn by the Lion King makers. I'm not disappointed at all, I recommend it to all the Lion King fans who wish to see how Disney's greatest masterpiece was made.
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