The Art of Rio 1 & 2

artofrioA long time ago, I remember watching Pixar’s Toy Story in the theater and I was blown away by the CG animation and storytelling.  Over the years, many animation houses were looking to do the same and one is Blue Sky Studios (Epic, Ice Age).  The CG animated film Rio was a 2011 hit and surpassed the $400 million mark in box-office receipts, so obviously there is a sequel with Rio 2 arriving into US multiplexes on April 11, 2014.  Along the way, Titan Books has just released:  The Art of Rio – Featuring a Carnival of Art from Rio and Rio 2.

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The Art of Epic

The Art of EPIC

If you not familiar with animation house Blue Sky Studios they are the team that brought you Ice Age and Rio, and this summer movie season they have teamed up with 20th Century Fox Animation for Epic.  Based on William Joyce’s book “The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs”, Epic features an inspiring witty heroine in Mary Katherine and her eccentric father Professor Bomba in researching the “Leafmen” who protect the forest from the forces of evil.  Mary finds herself transported into this magical world by touching glowing leaves and thus, her adventure begins.

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