The theatrical release of Disney’s hotly anticipated animation film Frozen is just a few short months away, as a result, we are beginning to see a lot of merchandise begin to make its way online. One of these is the cover for the Art of Frozen, a making-of book dedicated to the art, design, and creation of Frozen.
Normally, Disney’s art-of books’ covers feature never-before-seen images from the concept development stage. The Art of Frozen cover, however, doesn’t show us anything new, but rather uses the first official piece of artwork that Disney unveiled to the public last year. The art shows our heroine Anna, and her companion Kristoff, as they are trekking across the icy wilderness to find Anna’s sister Elsa.
In Walt Disney Animation Studios upcoming film, Frozen, the fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey–teaming up with the rugged mountain man Kristoff–to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arandelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everset-like conditions, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. The Art of Frozen features concept art from the making of the film–including characters studies and sculpts, color scripts, storyboards, and more–alongside interviews with the film’s artists about the making of this comedy-adventure.
Lastly, a few other art snippets from the book were shown on the Chronicle’s page. Two of the images are panels that (to me) represent Anna and Elsa. From what we know so far, Anna seems to represent spring, as shown below (left) with a girl showing Anna’s likeness surrounded by green foliage and flowers. Elsa’s panel (below right) juxtaposes Anna’s by using a cool blue-green color palette, harsh jagged lines, and snowflakes. The other art (middle) shows the Arandelle palace, presumably after Elsa has cursed the land with eternal winter.
Following the tradition of past Disney art-of books, The Art of Frozen is definitely going to be a must-have for any Disney or animation lover. Disney sets high standards for its art-of books, making them an invaluable resource for anyone wanting to learn more about the making of their films.
The Art of Frozen will be released on November 30, 2013, just 3 days after Frozen‘s theatrical release. You can pre-order and buy the book on Amazon, using our affiliate link.
[UPDATE 5:12 PM PST] Confirming what Kyle thought, it looks like the cover art below is just a placeholder for the real thing, as confirmed by Frozen director Jennifer Lee on Twitter. Phew. So don’t worry guys, we’re sure the real cover will blow everyone away.
Morgan is an Arizona native who's had a lifelong passion for animation. Her favorite animated films are Aladdin, Beauty & the Beast, and The Iron Giant. She earned an MBA in Marketing from Arizona State University and now runs her own business where she coaches and trains entrepreneurs how to launch, grow & scale successful online businesses.