Part 1: What Is Concept Art?

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Activity 1A.2: Set the Scene
Books that Include Concept Art
You may consider using a database to find out if a local library has these books.
Suggested database:
The Art of series, such as:
  • The Art of WALL.E, Tim Hauser
  • The Art of Kung Fu Panda, Tracey Miller-Zarneke
  • The Art of Bee Movie, Jerry Beck
  •  The Art of Spirited Away, Hayao Miyazaki
  • Dream Worlds: Production Design for Animation, Hans Bacher
DVDs that Include Segments with Concept Art
  •  Shrek (Creating a Fairy Tale World: Making of ‘Shrek’)
  •  The Incredibles (Making of ‘The Incredibles’)(also analyzed in Activity 2A.1 of the unit)
  • Finding Nemo (Making Nemo)
  • The Triplets of Bellville (segment at the end of the film)
 Animation Trailers

Kung Fu Panda (2008) (analyzed in the unit)

Note: This is the Web site of the animated film, Kung Fu Panda. The Web site includes the trailer that is analyzed in the unit.


Yahoo! Video
Movie trailers for both mainstream and independent animated movies.

Free Computer Games
 Note: As computer game Web sites change often and may have objectionable content, it is recommended that teachers first review sites and then choose game links that will be suitable for their students.