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The Art of Rio: Featuring a Carnival of Art from Rio and Rio 2
Publication Details
Author Tara Bennett
Illustrator
Release Date March 11, 2014
Publisher Titan Books
ISBN 9781781169780 (standard edition)
9781783292189 (limited edition)
Language English
Number of pages 191
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Discover the stunning animation behind the star-studded hit movie Rio and forthcoming Rio 2! Produced by Blue Sky Studios, the studio behind Ice Age series and Horton Hears a Who!

A feast for the eyes, perfect for people interested in animation and art, with the beautiful backdrop of Rio de Janeiro!

From 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios, the creators of Ice Age and Horton Hears a Who!, the musical adventure comedy Rio told the story of how rare Blue Macaws Blu and Jewel met and fell in love in Rio de Janeiro during Carnival. In Rio 2, the pair journey with their 3 chicks to the amazon jungle in search of their wild roots. With over 300 pieces of concept art, character sketches, storyboards and digital paintings, along with interviews with the key animation talent, this book reveals the artistry behind the 2 colourful movies.

Content

"From 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios, the creators of Ice Age and Horton Hears a Who!, the musical adventure comedy Rio told the story of how rare Blue Macaws Blu and Jewel met and fell in love in Rio de Janeiro during Carnival. In Rio 2, the pair journey with their 3 chicks to the amazon jungle in search of their wild roots. With over 300 pieces of concept art, character sketches, storyboards and digital paintings, along with interviews with the key animation talent, this book reveals the artistry behind the 2 colourful movies."
―Titan Books

Limited Edition Version

The art of Rio limited 4

Book signed by director Carlos Saldanha, with a Saldanha pen sketch of Blu’s head

A couple days before the book's official release http://titanbooks.com announced a limited edition of this book. The book print run is limited to 500 copies featuring the following:

  • Presented with a Tipped in signature sheet featuring a full-colour image of Nigel by Sergio Pablos. Signed by director Carlos Saldanha, with a Saldanha pen sketch of Blu’s head
  • The Exclusive tip-in sheet is signed by the films director Carlos Saldanha
  • Features variant jacket design, exclusive to this edition

Specifications

Dimensions
Paper stock & weight
140gsm Chinese GE matt art
Special finishes
dustjacket - scuff-free matt lam + spot UV
Binding
case sewn
Art
Carla and Nigel perform by Greg Couch
Dustjacket
Santa Teresa by Kyle MacNaughton, with Blu and Jewel by David Dibble.
254 x 279mm / 11” x 10” (landscape); 192pp

Inset art (back cover): River boat on the Amazon River by Nathan Fowkes; Amazon celebration designed by Arden Chan, painted by Aidan Sugano; Book store color key designed by Peter Chan, painted by Thomas Cardone

Signed
Signed by director Carlos Saldanha, with a Saldanha pen sketch of Blu’s head
Numbered
Limited to 500 copies.

Limited Edition Version Gallery

Standard Edition Gallery

The Art of Rio 2: Book Signing & Artist Panel

Meet the artists one-on-one as they share rare behind the scenes stories and sign copies of the new Art of Rio 2 book!

Featured Artists: Stephen P. Neary: Story Artist

April 12, 2014 Opening Reception / Apr 12, 3:00PM - 6:00PM

Event Schedule:

  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm (Panel Presentation)
  • 4:30pm - 5:00pm (Q&A)
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm (Signing)

$5 Admission at the door or FREE w/ purchase of the Art of Rio 2 book (seats are limited, standing room available).

Location:

Gallery Nucleus 210 East Main Street Alhambra, CA 91801

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