Author(s): Tracey Miller-Zarneke
In Disney's Planes and Planes: Fire and Rescue, the big-hearted crop duster Dusty Crophopper is full of dreams. In the first film, he overcomes his fear of heights to win the Wings Around The Globe Rally. In the second, Dusty learns his damaged engine will keep him from racing, but he finds the true hero within himself working alongside firefighting aircraft on a courageous wildfire air attack team. The Art of Planes explores the beautiful concept art that went into the development of these two inspiring stories, including colourscripts, storyboards, character studies, sculpts, background art and more. Insider insights from the films' artists and filmmakers, a preface by directors Bobs Gannaway and Klay Hall and a foreword by Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter offer an invaluable and fascinating glimpse into the creative thinking involved in the making of these companion films.
Tracey Miller-Zarneke has authored seven books on the art of animation and has also served as technical editor for the textbook Producing Animation. John Lasseter is a two-time Academy Award(R) winning director and chief creative officer of Walt Disney, Disneytoon and Pixar Animation Studios and principal creative officer of Walt Disney Imagineering. Klay Hall is the director of Planes. Hall is a two-time Emmy(R) nominee for his work on the hit animated television series King of the Hil. Bobs Gannaway is the director and co-writer of Planes: Fire and Rescue. During his nineteen-year career with Disney, he has served as writer, producer and director on over 300 half hours of television animation.