For me, the single most striking aspect of Dreamworks animated films are their colors. When you think of the King Fu Panda or Madagascar films, your mind automatically thinks of the appealing color palettes of these movies. This makes for a wonder art book, and fortunately the colors within the book are every bit as bold and vibrant as they are on screen.
Each of the films gets about a dozen or so pages. It’s worth noting that many of these films also have their own individual full-size art and making-of books, so if you’re interested in exploring a particular film then you might consider also picking up it’s separate companion book, which will include much more art and go more in-depth about the production.
My personal favorites from an artwork perspective are Kung Fu Panda, Shrek and How to Train Your Dragon.
In closing, I highly recommend The Art of Dreamworks Animation. The book is a really great value and would make an excellent gift for fans of movies, animation, or art in general.
(See below for complete list of films depicted in the book).
*Republished with permission from MovieArtBook.com
The Prince of Egypt
Road to El Dorado
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Over the Hedge
Shrek the Third
Kung Fu Panda
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Monsters vs. Aliens
How to Train Your Dragon
Shrek Forever After
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Rise of the Guardians
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
How to Train Your Dragon 2