【Reviews】The Art of Frozen

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Posted on March 21, 2014


As someone who loves “the art of” books, this one is no exception. I absolutely loved the movie but also the art style. The animation gets better year after year and its really cool to see how it came to be. This book shows concept art, has notes from the directors and animators on why they made certain choices, and essentially all the drawing and sketches that made the movie what it is today. Like I said, I have many other “the art of” books, and I am very pleased to add this one to my collection.


“The Art of Frozen” by Charles Solomon is a behind-the-scenes book about the making the “Frozen” movie, a new animated adventure from Disney studios.

Main movie characters are girl named Anna, rough mountain man named Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven. Three of them will embark on an epic journey finding Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the Arendelle kingdom in everlasting winter.
On their journey, our three heroes will experience lot of exciting adventures, meet unusual creatures and characters, while doing everything in their power in order to save their beloved kingdom…

The movie together with recently released book is made in the classic Disney style although being a complete contrast to previous popular Disney animated movie “Tangled” in terms of its setting and theme.

This edition will certainly have appeal to movie fans though reader should be advised to read it after seeing the movie due to several spoilers that can be inside found, including the one about the way movie ends.

The artbook comes in nicely designed hardcover, consisting of 170 pages full of designs, storyboards and character studies.
Also besides including many pictures from movie, book is additionally nicely illustrated with photos made in Norway while the movie research was in progress.

“The Art of Frozen” manages to give a great insight into the designing phase of movie production, among others providing many interesting information about characters creation, why things were done in one way and not the other, and how the storyboards were transformed to final computer graphics movie version.


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Overall, this behind-the-scenes artbook will be welcomed by “Frozen” fans that can be recommended due to wealth of information that can be found about their favorite movie inside, wrapped up in a classic Disney’s beautifully designed edition.

In Walt Disney Animation Studios upcoming film, Frozen, the fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff—to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. The Art of Frozen features concept art from the making of the film—including character studies and sculpts, color scripts, storyboards, and more—alongside interviews with the film’s artists about the making of this comedy-adventure. © Disney