The team behind the blockbuster animated hit Ice Age
Twentieth Century Fox, Blue Sky Studios, and Academy Awardwinning director Chris Wedgejoined forces with acclaimed children's author William Joyce to create another visually magnificent, animated classic in Robots
. Conceptualized by this stellar creative team and voiced by stars such as Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Mel Brooks, Stanley Tucci, Greg Kinnear, and Amanda Bynes, Robots
is a magical contribution to the art of animation. Here to celebrate the film is The Art of Robots
, offering a sneak peek at the early visual developmental stages of the film. Featuring the spectacular concept art created by the team at Blue Sky Studios and by producer and production designer William Joyce, this innovative and imaginative book is an exclusive backstage pass to the hidden animation artistry behind Robots
Amid Amidi is the publisher and editor of the highly acclaimed magazine Animation Blast and co-founder of the animation industry weblog CartoonBrew.com. In addition to writing, Amid works in the animation industry. He lives in Los Angeles.
William Joyce is the producer and production designer of Robots. He is also the celebrated author and illustrator of several award-winning, best-selling classics beloved by children and adults alike. Two of Joyce's characters have been developed into television shows: George Shrinks and Emmy Award-winning Rolie Polie Olie. He lives in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Chris Wedge is the director of Ice Age and the Acadamy-Award winning short Bunny. He is co-founder and vice president of Creative Development at Blue Sky Studios. Wedge has also directed the character animation sequences for the Warner Bros./Geffen Films Production Joe's Apartment and supervised the creative teams for several other feature-length films. He lives in Katonah, New York.