The Art of Planes
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 colorscripts, 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.
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Tracey Miller-Zarneke has long been fascinated with the world of animation. In addition to her credited roles on the Disney feature films Meet the Robinsons, Chicken Little and The Emperor's New Groove, she has authored seven books on the art of animation and has also served as technical editor for the textbook Producing Animation. Tracey lives in Los Angeles and channels her creative energy into work as a writer and playtime with her two young sons.
Klay Hall is the director of Planes. Hall is a two-time Emmy® nominee for his work on the hit animated television series King of the Hill, and also directed on The Simpsons and Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure for Disneytoon Studios. A lifelong aviation enthusiast, Hall is from an illustrious line of flyers and began drawing airplanes at an early age. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.
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, on such series as The Emperor's New School, Lilo & Stitch: The Series, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and three films, most recently co-directing the Disney Fairies film Secret of the Wings.