The Art and Making of Peanuts Animation by Charles Solomon
Celebrating Fifty Years of Television Specials

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Mr. Solomon's narrative is generously illustrated by production artwork from the films, model charts, background paintings, character studies, posters and publicity art.
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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.
 

About Charles Solomon

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Charles Solomon is an animation historian and the author of several books, including The Art of Toy Story 3 and Enchanted Drawings: The History of Animation. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
 
Published January 18, 2013 by Chronicle Books LLC. 192 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Will Friedwald on Dec 22 2012

Mr. Solomon's narrative is generously illustrated by production artwork from the films, model charts, background paintings, character studies, posters and publicity art.

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