Cover image for the book “The Art Of The Princess And The Frog” has been finally released online.

Written by Jeff Kurtti, the author of more than 20 books about the art of animation, and with a preface by John Lasseter, the chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, “The Art Of The Princess And The Frog” takes us behind the scenes of the new animated film directed by
Ron Clements and John Musker to be released this fall.

The Princess and the Frog is an American fairy tale and musical set in the heart of New Orleans during the Jazz Age. This unforgettable tale of love, enchantment, and discovery features Tiana, a young girl with big dreams who is working hard to achieve them amid the elegance and grandeur of the fabled French Quarter. The Art of The Princess and the Frog showcases the lush concept art of this sure-to-be-classic movie, including sketches, character designs, lighting studies and storyboards, alongside inspiring quotes from the directors, producers, artists and designers, including veteran hand drawn animators that brought you many of Disney’s most classic and unforgettable characters.

The hardcover 160 page book will be available in the US and on online shops on November 04 2009 for a suggested retail price of $40.

Author: Jeff Kurtti
Preface by John Lasseter
Foreword by John Musker
and Ron Clements