Concept-Art

Jurassic Park mural by Jimmy Katranis

Featured in the sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park, the mural serves as in-universe concept art for the doomed theme park and is discovered by Nick Van Owen (Vince Vaughn) in the abandoned InGen facility.

Here is a look at the painting, by mural artist Jim Katranis, before being artificially aged and weathered for its appearance in the film.

Thanks Behind the Gates for the find and info. Picture cleaned up by me :)

Taschen to Unleash the Mother of all Disney Animation Books:

The Walt Disney Film Archives: The Animated Movies 1921-1968

Taschen – one of the world’s premier publishers of deluxe art books – describes The Walt Disney Film Archives as the “most comprehensive illustrated Disney publication to date,” and offers the following description of its contents:

With unlimited access to the Disney archives and extensive research, the book’s authors have gathered some 1,500 images, including concept art, story sketches, backgrounds, and animation drawings as well as many behind-the-scenes photos to trace the origins and evolution of such favorites as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, 101 Dalmatians, and The Jungle Book. Transcripts from Walt’s story development meetings, published here for the first time, reveal his imaginative genius in action and immerse the reader at the very heart of Disney’s remarkable creative hub.

This fascinating archival material covers not only the early Disney classics, but also the experimental short films of the Silly Symphonies and the lesser-known war and propaganda films of the 1940s. Widely neglected musical features such as Make Mine Music and Melody Time are also given extensive coverage. Along the way, we encounter the work of all major Disney illustrators and stylists of the era, including such greats as Ub Iwerks, Albert Hurter, Ferdinand Horvath, Gustaf Tenggren, Kay Nielsen, Carl Barks, Mary Blair, Sylvia Holland, Bianca Marjorie, Tyrus Wong, Ken Anderson, Eyvind Earle, and Walt Peregoy. Special archival finds also bear witness to Disney’s collaboration with leading visual artists of the age, Salvador Dalí and Thomas Hart Benton.

You can pre-order the 624 page beauty on Amazon. CLICK HERE.