Just how do they do it? The artists behind the cartoons are the focus of this sweeping study that brings you everything you ever wanted to know about today`s best animation specialists. We`ve rounded up about 80 of the world`s most prominent artists/studios and arranged them from A to Z, including examples and descriptions of their work as well as biographies, filmographies, bibliographies, lists of awards received, and contact information. Profiles of the world`s best animation schools are also provided.
Bonus: DVD showing examples of work, ’making of’, commercials, trailers, and a selection of artist/studio reels
The authors: Aida Queiroz, Cesar Coelho, Léa Zagury, and Marcos Magalhães are the creators of "Anima Mundi",
the Brazilian-based annual animation festival that draws more than 80,000 visitors every year from around the world.
Julius Wiedemann studied graphic design and marketing, and was an art editor for digital and design magazines in Tokyo. His many TASCHEN titles include Illustration Now!, Logo Design, Jazz Covers and Information Graphics.
"A handsome coffee-table book about today's booming global animation scene which also offers detailed listings of directors, techniques, project lengths, trivia, as well as profiles of the top animation schools around the world. Put together by the creators of annual Brazilian animation festival, Anima Mundi, Animation Now! is published by TASCHEN, one of the top art/design pub houses in the world (hence the book's attractive layout/design). You are going to love leafing through the pages of this catalog of 80 of our most influential toon types."
— Animation Magazine, Westlake Village
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