From the first drawing board sketch to wriggling TV character, Makin’ Toons illustrates the thrills and challenges of making animated cartoon movies as told by the industry’s most successful creators. Cartoon lovers everywhere will be treated to 47 personal interviews with animation artists and industry leaders ranging from Shrek director Andrew Adamson to Rugrats producer Gabor Csupo. These and dozens of other fascinating firsthand accounts chronicle the behind-the-scene antics and commercial dynamics behind such blockbusters as The Simpsons, South Park, Beauty and the Beast, and Dragon Tales, to name just a few. Author Allan Neuwirthan accomplished animation artist and writer himselfspices the book with insightful comments, hilarious anecdotes, and a true toon artist’s” sense of humor. He also includes 75 never-before-published concept drawings, character designs, storyboards, and much more.
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Published April 2, 2007
by Allworth Press.
Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography.