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Visual appeal but no great depth
on 26 April 2013
This book is packed with scenic images both hand sketched and rendered. The movie went by that fast that it nice to look back in a book and discover hidden treats you may have missed.
Visually it is a beautiful book and quite inspirational, but I did not feel it went into enough depth in regards to design and character development.
Most images of the animals you only see the final stylised versions. In some cases there is only a single image of an animal. Personally I would like to have seen more of the character and animal sketch developments, character studies and even concepts that didn't make it into the final film.
Overall its a pretty book and worth the money.
If scenic design and landscapes are your thing then you should definitely buy this book.
If you prefer to see idea and concept development... I'd reluctantly give it a miss.
Hope this has been of some help if you were considering this book.