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The Art of the Adventures of Tintin
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The Art of the Adventures of Tintin

The Creative Design Process of the Motion Picture
One of the most eagerly anticipated films of 2011, The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn 3D, brings to life the enormously popular series of books that has captivated homeschoolers for decades. Now The Art of the Adventures of Tintin will reveal the incredible creative design process involved in transforming the original comics onto the big screen. Learn the story of the five-year undertaking by the filmmakers at the same Academy Award-winning company that was behind such notable films as The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings.

An Incredible Visual Delight
From background information on Tintin creator Hergé, to how they chose the actors, costumes, location sets, props, and vehicles that were necessary to maintain the look and feel of the original Tintin books, The Art of the Adventures of Tintin is an incredible visual delight. The authors let the hundreds and hundreds of meticulous images tell much of the story, with just the right amount of insider information to clarify the art. Inspirations, techniques and experiences as recounted by the artists themselves will give your child insight into their creative thinking.

Give a Spark to Your Budding Illustrator
And because this is less a story of the film and more a story of the art of the film, The Art of the Adventures of Tintin will spark into action the budding artists and animators in your family. Tintin devotees will be especially intrigued by the pages that show the simplistic beauty of the original art side-by-side with the craftsmanship of the 3D movie. The Art of The Adventures of Tintin is a visually dynamic 200-page hardcover book.

A Few Drawings to be Cautious Of
Note: As wonderful as this book is, there were a couple of instances where the drawings depicted less clothing than we are comfortable with. Just in case you are planning on giving this book as a gift to your child and would rather avoid unnecessary cleavage, but don't have time to read the book before Christmas, you can find the relatively small drawings on pages 80, 81, 111, 112 and 113. Just a touch of white-out or a swipe with a permanent marker will solve this issue.
ISBN: 9780062087492
Format: Hardcover
Trim-size: 12" X 9 3/8"
Pages: 200

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Show kids the magic behind the scenes! June 1, 2012
Reviewer: Notebooking Mom  
I purchased this book for my son's 15 birthday since he loved the movie The Adventures of Tintin. He was very intrigued by the special, life-like, yet cartoon-feel animation used in the motion picture and wanted to know how it was done. This book does an excellent job of explaining the innovative techniques used to create another masterpiece of the big screen. It is full of behind-the-scenes photos, information about the characters, actors, Tintin's author, and Steven Spielberg's desire to stay true to the Tintin books while using modern technology. A must-have for any Tintin fan or aspiring art student!

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