Art of DreamWorks Animation
The Art of DreamWorks Animation
By Ramin Zahed, and DreamWorks
Foreword by Jeffrey Katzenberg
Introduction by Bill Damaschke
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: April 15, 2014
  • Price: $50.00
  • Trim Size: 10 x 12
  • ISBN: 978-1-4197-1166-4
  • EAN: 9781419711664
  • Page Count: 324
  • Illustrations: 325 4-color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover (Paper over Board)
  • Rights: World ex*

Founded in 1994 by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen, DreamWorks Animation instantly became a world-renowned animation studio with blockbuster franchises including Shrek, Madagascar, and Kung Fu Panda. Though its earliest films, such as The Prince of Egypt, feature traditional hand-drawn cel animation, DreamWorks soon forayed into claymation with Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit, and pioneered advanced computer animation with films such as Antz, Shark Tale, and How to Train Your Dragon.
Brimming with concept art, preproduction designs, and char­acter sketches, DreamWorks Animation marks the studio's 20th anniversary and offers unprecedented behind-the-scenes access into its archives. An introduction by DreamWorks cofounder Katzenberg provides insider perspective on the studio's most popular films, as does running commentary from artists and direc­tors on all of DreamWorks' 30 films to date.


“An unprecedented, behind-the-scenes journey.”
Animation Magazine
“A visually extravagant tour of 16 years of features.”
“I recommend this book for anyone who has a love for DreamWorks movies or animation in general.”
The Florida Times-Union

About the authors

Ramin Zahed is the editor-in-chief of Animation Magazine and has been covering the animation and visual-effects world for more than 20 years. Previously he was a senior editor at Variety. He is also the author of The Art of Rise of the Guardians and The Art of Puss In Boots. He lives in Los Angeles.