The Art and Making of Peanuts Animation
Celebrating Fifty Years of Television Specials
ISBN10: 1452110913 ISBN13: 9781452110912 Contributors: Mendelson, Lee Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc Published: Nov 14 2012 Pages: 190 Weight: 3.00lbs. Height: 10.00" Width: 11.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
For the first time, this deluxe visual history treats Peanuts fans to an in-depth look at the art and making of the beloved animated Peanuts specials. From 1965's original classic A Charlie Brown Christmas through the 2011 release of Happiness is a Warm Blanket, animation historian Charles Solomon goes behind the scenes of all 45 films, exploring the process of bringing a much-loved comic strip to life. The book showcases the creative development through the years with gorgeous, never-before-seen concept art, and weaves a rich history based on dozens of interviews with former Peanuts directors, animators, voice talent, and layout artists, as well as current industry folk. Filling a void in animation publishing--there is no other history or art book of the Peanuts specials--this volume celebrates five decades of the artistry and humor of Charles M. Schultz and the artists who reimagined the comic for the screen.