Book Review: The Little Prince: The Art of the Movie

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This companion artbook to The Little Prince is really nice.

I love the textural look and feel to the movie and artworks. They even used a combination glossy emboss and rough textured surface for the title and art on the cover. More specifically, I like that they have included artworks that were created with all sorts of medium. There are pencil sketches, digital paintings, 3D renders, sculptures, watercolour and the stop-motion puppets created from paper.

The book is packed with lots of beautiful artworks and insightful commentary that talks about the design, story and characters. There's lots to read. The character designs are lovely. There are even sketches from character designer Peter de Seve. Lou Romano from Pixar is also one of the main artists that contributed to the unique look and style of the film. Production designer is Celine Desrumaux. Alexander Juhasz contributed many of the watercolour artworks.

While the first half of the book has more digital art, the second half features more traditional art, e.g. sketches, handmade models. While the art may come in different styles, they do feel cohesive in terms of design. It's interesting to see how the same character can look like in pencil, 3D and as a puppet.

This book reminds me of how much I like artbooks for stop-motion films, such the ones for Fantastic Mr. Fox, Frankenweenie and Pirates!.

Overall, it's an insightful and beautiful book that I recommend to the fans and artbook lovers. It lets you look at the creative process behind the film and hopefully be inspired by it.

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This book was borrowed from Basheer Graphic Books for review purposes. You can order the book from them. Check with Basheer on Facebook.

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