The Art of Mulan

The Art of Mulan

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by Jeff Kurtti
     
 

Showcasing a charming, iconoclastic heroine, heart-stopping adventure, and a setting of rare splendor, Disney's Mulan is certain to capture a large and devoted audience who will delight in The Art of Mulan, a truly dazzling collection of spectacular animation art.  See more details below

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Showcasing a charming, iconoclastic heroine, heart-stopping adventure, and a setting of rare splendor, Disney's Mulan is certain to capture a large and devoted audience who will delight in The Art of Mulan, a truly dazzling collection of spectacular animation art.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Another fine-arts companion to another animated Disney spectacular, based on a 2000-year-old Chinese folktale and set for release this summer.
School Library Journal
YA-How the legend of Fa Mulan was brought to the screen as an animated Disney film is told in colorful illustrations and illuminating text in a coffee-table sized book as edifying as it is browsable. The first chapter includes a translation of the ancient Chinese ballad that tells of a young girl who, disguised as a soldier, joins the army to save her country from the advancing Huns. Here, too, are contained short biographies of the team that would make the film and how they were brought together for this project. Part two narrates their three-week journey through China where they visited historical sites and made important decisions about how to accurately portray Mulan's world. Part three is an investigation of the production itself: story line, animation, colors, effects, digital techniques, and the all-important casting of animators. Part four describes the experience of creating the film for some of the individuals of the team. Over 350 illustrations provide majesty and magic; some are colorful double-page spreads, others are line drawings from the storyboard, and four are graceful transparencies that separate the sections. Art students, film students, and movie fans will enjoy this evocative study.-Jackie Gropman, Kings Park Library, Burke, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786863884
Publisher:
Disney Editions
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 13.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Kurtti is the author of twenty books, a writer-director of award-winning documentaries, and a respected public speaker, host, and panel moderator. A Seattle, Washington native, Kurtti worked as a production coordinator on the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Arts Festival, followed by two years as the assistant to the president of the California Institute of the Arts. For several years, he worked for Walt Disney Imagineering, the theme park design division of The Walt Disney Company, and then for the Corporate Special Projects department of Disney. Since 1995 he has enjoyed a career as an author, writer, and consultant in the motion picture, theatre, and themed-entertainment industries.

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Art of Mulan 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's so cool! I get to know of simply, simply EVERYTHING about making a movie! It's outstanding. I luved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book tells about everything you need to know about how the disney movie Mulan is created. It's just simply great. I got one for myself and now and then I'll take it out and read it. It's not very handy as the book it sort of huge.