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Review by C.J. Bunce

A new book on a recent animated movie is a great source for anyone thinking about creating strange new characters and amazing new worlds.  Paramount Pictures’ recent animated movie Rumble is the focus of Noela Hueso’s book Rumble: The Art and Making of the Movie.  More than a survey of the concept artwork and development of the film, it’s a blueprint for designing creatures, aliens, and monster types.  Practically a Monster Manual for dozens of new characters from concept artwork to final film stills as presented on the screen, Rumble: The Art and Making of the Movie is now available here at Amazon in a jacketed, coffee table-type hardcover.  Take a look inside the book below.

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A few reasons we’re previewing the trailer for the prequel to Monsters, Inc., the June 2013 release Monsters University.

1.  Monsters, Inc., as a Disney/Pixar release was a pretty funny movie, with an actual plot, and with some laugh-out-loud comic dialogue of Billy Crystal and John Goodman.

2.  The trailer for Monsters University is a good one for a prequel, taking Crystal’s one-eyed Mike Wazowski to his first meeting with Goodman’s furry blue monster Sulley.

3.  The post-movie features and gag reel that played after Monsters, Inc. was one of the best shown after any movie since Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and we hope Disney/Pixar includes more after Monsters University.

4.  This is the first time I’ve seen scenes from my own college experience reproduced in a motion picture.

5.  Just look at the great line-up of actors featured in this movie:  Nathan Fillion, Frank Oz, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Bonnie Hunt, Dave Foley, and Joel Murray.

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