Just before the film’s release in January 2016, fans had a sneak preview of what’s to come in The Art of Kung Fu Panda 3.
As visually stunning as the film, fans of the Kung Fu Panda films will be overjoyed with the hardcover book that features detailed pictures of Dragon Warrior Po and company in the newest DreamWorks’ feature films, Kung Fu Panda 3.
In the third chapter of this animated franchise, Po is reunited with his long-lost father and the duo travels back to a secret village inhabited only by pandas. Po’s happiness at the reunion with his father and introduction to a whole new score of hilarious panda characters is disrupted when a supernatural villain is released from his imprisonment and sweeps across China, defeating all the kung fu masters. With no other alternative, Po must accomplish the impossible task of teaching his newfound fun-loving friends kung fu before their village is attacked.
Author Tracey Miller-Zarneke, who has authored 8 other books on the art of animation of other feature films (including the previous two Kung Fu Panda movies), has delivered a 168-page book that brings to mind one simple concept: the makings of an animated film, especially one as beloved as Kung Fu Panda, can be just as magical, inspiring and entertaining to see, as the finished product itself.
The Art of Kung Fu Panda 3 offers insight into all the decisions and makings of the film, including character backgrounds, art concept, character designs and storyboards. Picture samples from the book are available online for viewers to get an idea of how much hard work goes into making a film as favorable as this.
Other books on the art of animation from Miller-Zarneke are: The Art of How To Train Your Dragon, The Art of DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda, The Art and Making of Hotel Transylvania, The Art of Kung Fu Panda 2, The Art of Meet The Robinsons, The Art and Making of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and The Art of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: Revenge of the Leftovers.