Book Review: The Art of Rio: Featuring a Carnival of Art From Rio and Rio 2


I'm really glad there's finally an artbook for the movie Rio. I love the movie which is so colourful, funny and charming. And I love birds, all sorts. This book is for anyone who love the movie, art and birds.

It's a 192-page hardcover features concept art which includes designs for the characters, environment, props, and art for other visuals in the film.

Since the book covers two films, it's packed to the brim with content. The writeup is extensive and I wonder how they managed to squeeze it all in. Great layout as well. The beautiful artworks are printed big, and they are all a mixture of sketches and coloured paintings.

There are lots of character designs. You'll see Blu, Jewel, their three kids, Nigel, Rafael and many other key and miscellaneous birds. It's like an animation bird park.

In addition, there are more than a handful of non-flying animals featured, and also the many humans that appear in the film such as Linda, Tulio and the bad guys.

The character designs have wonderful caricature and lively animation style. Colours are lovely.

For environment art, we have Linda's bookstore and the village she's in, Rio De Janeiro and the favelas, carnival, beach, fruit market, Amazon rainforest and all the other places the birds have been to. Lots of different locations.

This is a gorgeous artbook for the film. Highly recommended.

The Art of Rio: Featuring a Carnival of Art From Rio and Rio 2 is available at Amazon (US | CA | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | JP | CN) and Book Depository

The Art of Rio: Featuring a Carnival of Art From Rio and Rio 2

The Art of Rio: Featuring a Carnival of Art From Rio and Rio 2

The Art of Rio: Featuring a Carnival of Art From Rio and Rio 2

The Art of Rio: Featuring a Carnival of Art From Rio and Rio 2

The Art of Rio: Featuring a Carnival of Art From Rio and Rio 2

The Art of Rio: Featuring a Carnival of Art From Rio and Rio 2

The Art of Rio: Featuring a Carnival of Art From Rio and Rio 2

The Art of Rio: Featuring a Carnival of Art From Rio and Rio 2

The Art of Rio: Featuring a Carnival of Art From Rio and Rio 2

The Art of Rio: Featuring a Carnival of Art From Rio and Rio 2

The Art of Rio: Featuring a Carnival of Art From Rio and Rio 2

The Art of Rio: Featuring a Carnival of Art From Rio and Rio 2

The Art of Rio: Featuring a Carnival of Art From Rio and Rio 2

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