The Art of Hercules: The Chaos of Creation
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The Art of Hercules: The Chaos of Creation

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The Art of Hercules: The Chaos of Creation celebrates the humor and zaniness of Disney's thirty-fifth animated feature film through an extraordinary display of spectacular art and a unique description of the creative process. The Art of Hercules focuses on the moments of inspiration and epiphany that breathe life, humor, and romance into an animated film, showcasing the sk...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published June 27th 1997 by Disney Editions
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Parka

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Here's another oversized art book for one of Disney's traditional animated film, Hercules. It's directed by Ron Clements and John Musker.

This book is filled with character designs, storyboards and production stories. The variety of character design is really great, contributed by amazing artists including the directors themselves. There are the paint, pencil, ink and watercolour. The character sketches are really a delight to look at.

You'll see artworks from And...more
Drew Graham
I've owned this for probably longer than any of my other Disney art books, and I was so glad to sit down and take the time to read it (a lot of time, actually, since it was damaged in a flood at work, and I had to wait to order a new one, after which I ended up finishing the wrinkly, warped copy anyway). It's a really nice volume on the art and making of this frantic, fantastic Disney film.

In the tradition of the oversized art books from the previous Disney films, this is a large volume of art a...more
Kate
A lovely and descriptive collection of art compiled into this jumbo book. I loved reading interviews on how they came up with the curves and character attributes for the movie. I also liked seeing Gerald Scarfe's and Andy Gaskill's concept art. I only wish they could have gone more into detail on their story tweaks. Such as why they chose to change a lot of the original myth structure? Examples being like that in the original myth Hercules wasn't Hera's son, Pegasus was in his own myth, and the...more
Ian
Some particularly exciting concept art, an ingenious subtitle, and absolutely insufferable text.

Half the book is about how Ron Clements and John Musker are genius perfectionist filmmakers...in a book about Disney's 'Hercules.' A third of the book features quotes from artists kvetching about how hard it was to adapt Gerald Scarfe's style into the Disney house style. Characters appear in the margins, responding to the text with "edgy" sarcasm. The analysis of the character designs is over-written...more
Talya
I must say that I didn't think I'll enjoy this book fully like what happened to me, right after I finish the book I find my self smiling and kindda shocked that I really did finish it.
Nice book, I enjoy each chapter with all the details, sketches, pictures and the way they made the book is just lovely, I liked it a lot.
Those who watched the film will surely adore the book more than any one ^_^
Kalynn
Love it! the images are great too!
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Stephen Rebello is a screenwriter, journalist, and the author of such books as Reel Art: Great Posters from the Golden Age of the Silver Screen, which was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1999. Based in Los Angeles, he has contributed feature stories to such magazines as Cosmopolitan, GQ, More, and The Advocate, and currently serves as a Playboy contributing editor. St...more
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