Fred Patten looks at Brian Sibley’s book chronicling the making of Aardman’s exquisite Oscar-nominated stop-motion feature.
Column: Fred Patten's Book Reviews
Charles Solomon’s new book provides an extensive history of the beloved Peanuts franchise’s 46 year history of TV specials and theatrical features.
Lou Scheimer’s autobiographical Filmation history is a must read for anyone interested in the formative years of "Saturday Morning Cartoons."
Mark Salisbury’s new book provides in splendid detail Ridley Scott’s storyboards, film stills, concept art and other visual materials from his sci-fi epic, Prometheus.
Fred Patten reviews Robert McKimson Jr.’s richly detailed new book about the life and career of his prolific father and uncles.
Fred Patten reviews the spectacular companion volume to The Fairest One of All, both commemorating the film’s 75th anniversary.
Fred Patten looks at the incredible new book detailing the art and history of Disney’s animated classic.
Jennifer Lee and Maggie Malone take an in-depth look at the visual development stages of Disney’s latest animated feature.
The Slamdance co-founder’s book guides filmmakers on making and distributing socially relevant low budget films.
Fred Patten looks at Giuseppe Cristiano’s comprehensive new guide book for storyboarding professionals.
This lush new book is a must have for fans and for anyone looking to dig deep into character design progressions.
Fred Patten takes an in-depth look at a new book chronicling the history of animation under the Third Reich.
Tim Hodge’s new self published book is a fun collection of hand drawn postcards and decorated envelopes.
Chronicle's new book goes in-depth to show the considerable differences and complexity of a full stop-motion feature utilizing LAIKA’s unique techniques.
This new book celebrates in wonderful detail the art, rather than the making, of Pixar’s latest feature film.
This “making of” book takes an in-depth look at the concept and production art of DreamWorks’ upcoming animated feature, Madagascar 3.
Marc Steinberg’s book discusses the importance of character merchandising on the popularity and cultural influence of anime.
Fred Patten reviews the first American book devoted to the work of a master of comedy in both animated shorts and live-action features.
Fred Patten reviews Dart's unusual but delightful first in the Yuki 7 Gadget Girls series that combines an original secret-agent novel with a Flash-animation “complete movie trailer” DVD.
Fred Patten reviews a must-have book for fans of Pixar's individual films and students of modern animation in general.
Adam Abraham’s new book smartly tells the story of UPA’s meteoric rise, eventual decline and lasting artistic and creative impact still felt today.
Fred Patten discusses Studio Ghibli's lush new book detailing the production art of their latest feature film.
If you enjoyed the movie, you will absolutely love this “making of” book. It answers questions that you didn’t know you had, and you'll want to see the movie again with a more knowledgeable eye.