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Inside Spielberg’s Fantasy Factory

A guided tour of animated DreamWorks movies

The Art of Dreamworks Animation

The Art of DreamWorks Animation

By Ramin Zahed

Hardcover, 324 pages ($50, Abrams)

 

The movie studio created in 1994 by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen quickly became a major Hollywood player, and this handsome, high-end coffee-table book celebrates the production company’s achievements in animated films including the Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda franchises, as well as single releases such as Chicken Run, Puss in Boots, The Prince of Egypt and the recent Mr. Peabody and Sherman. More than 320 sketches, production designs, computer-animation graphics and still reproductions are accompanied by commentary from DreamWorks artists and movie directors, making for a gorgeous guided tour inside one of Tinseltown’s most successful fantasy factories.

 

—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine

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Lights, Action…History

Rare photos, other artifacts commemorate Hollywood ‘dream factory’

Once Upon a Time in HollywoodOnce Upon a Time in Hollywood

By Juliette Michaud

Hardcover, 288 pages ($60, Flammarion/Rizzoli USA)

Both a fact-filled history of Tinseltown and a fan-focused homage to all it represents, this photo-packed, box-encased tribute chronicles the biggest stars, classic films, iconic studios, shifting trends and the very evolution of American cinema from silent movies to the golden age of the 1960s. With previously unpublished interviews from acting legends, rare archival photos from movie sets and behind the scenes, reproductions of “glamour” headshots, posters and much more, it’s a sweeping, epic tour of the West Coast “dream factory” in all its 20th century-spanning glory.

—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine

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