Maggie Malone is director of development at Walt Disney Animation Studios, where she has worked on films including Tangled, Tinker Bell, and The Princess and the Frog.
Jennifer Lee worked in book publishing for eight years before becoming a filmmaker. She joined the Walt Disney Animation Studios as a screenwriter in the Spring of 2011, and was a writer on Wreck-It Ralph. Rich Moore is the director of Wreck-It Ralph. He is a multiple Emmy(R) Award-winning director on TV's The Simpsons and Futurama. John Lasseter is a two-time Academy Award(R)-winning director, chief creative officer at Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, and principal creative officer at Walt Disney Imagineering.
Filled with the usual copious amounts of development and production
artwork, interviews with the creators, and more, it's the
definitive visual exploration of Disney's latest CG animated
A Site Called Fred
If you like the movie - and that is almost guaranteed - you will have to have this book.
--Animation World Network
Movie devotees as well as readers with an interest in visual design and animation will enjoy perusing the profusely illustrated pages of Jennifer Lee and Maggie Malone's The Art of Wreck-It Ralph (Chronicle, 2012; Gr 5 Up). Stating that the movie is a bit of a departure for Disney Animation, the authors point to the involvement of Moore, who brought with him an edgy animation aesthetic and a bold, risky sense of humor along with a commitment to creating a film with a modern sensibility. Well-written chapters delve into each of the very different video-game worlds, describing the design process, settings, and character development (at various times, Ralph was envisioned as a troll, caveman, Sasquatch, and gorilla, as shown in the concept artwork).
Other sections introduce Game Central (a train-station-like hub
through which the characters travel from one game console to
another), scenes set in the human world of the arcade, and
characters that were cut before production. Commentary from the
creative staff is woven into the narrative, along with pull-out
quotes, providing an interesting look at how the film's look and
storyline evolved side by side. The handsome pages are filled with
concept art, character sketches, story boards, and models
(including an amazing built-from-candy rendition of the Sugar Rush
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