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Robots movie:

The Art of Robots

'The Art of Robots" by Amid Amidi
and William Joyce
Foreword by Chris Wedge

Chronicle Books, December 2004

A browse through the hard bound edition of the "Art of Robots" is like a walk through the movie and design studios for the "Robots" movie.

A tour through Robot City shows the development from pencil sketch to computer design used to create the animation for the movie. Large colorful scenes from the film, surrounded by the artwork that brought them to life adorn over a hundred pages of visual eye candy.

The team behind the blockbuster animated hit Ice Age -- Twentieth Century Fox, Blue Sky Studios, and Academy Award®-winning director Chris Wedge -- joined forces with acclaimed children's author William Joyce to create this visually magnificent, animated classic in Robots.

Conceptualized by this stellar creative team and voiced by stars such as Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Mel Brooks, Stanley Tucci, Greg Kinnear, and Amanda Bynes, Robots is a magical contribution to the art of animation.

The Art of Robots offers sneak peek at the early visual developmental stages of the film. Featuring the spectacular concept art created by the team at Blue Sky Studios and by producer and production designer William Joyce, this innovative and imaginative book is an exclusive backstage pass to the hidden animation artistry behind Robots.

Amid Amidi is the publisher and editor of the highly acclaimed magazine Animation Blast and co-founder of the animation industry weblog CartoonBrew.com. In addition to writing, Amid works in the animation industry. He lives in Los Angeles.

William Joyce is the producer and production designer of Robots. He is also the celebrated author and illustrator of several award-winning, best-selling classics beloved by children and adults alike. Two of Joyce's characters have been developed into television shows: George Shrinks and Emmy™ Award-winning Rolie Polie Olie. He lives in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Chris Wedge is the director of Ice Age and the Acadamy-Award® winning short Bunny. He is co-founder and vice president of Creative Development at Blue Sky Studios. Wedge has also directed the character animation sequences for the Warner Bros./Geffen Films Production Joe's Apartment and supervised the creative teams for several other feature-length films. He lives in Katonah, New York.

William Joyce is the producer and production designer of Robots. He is also the celebrated author and illustrator of several award-winning, best-selling classics beloved by children and adults alike.

Two of Joyce's characters have been developed into television shows: George Shrinks and Emmy™ Award-winning Rolie Polie Olie. He lives in Shreveport, Louisiana. Amid Amidi is the publisher and editor of the highly acclaimed magazine Animation Blast. In addition to writing for several publiciations, he's worked with the Cartoon Network and he is currently developing new cartoon properties at Pantomine Pictures.

He lives in Los Angeles. Chris Wedge is the director of Ice Age, the Acadamy-Award® winning short Bunny, Dinosaur Bob, George Shrinks, and Santa Calls. He is co-founder and vice president of Creative Development at Blue Sky Studios. Wedge has also directed the character animation sequences for the Warner Bros./Geffen Films Production Joe's Apartment and supervised the creative teams for several other feature-length films. He lives in Katonah, New York.

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