Thanks to Chronicle Books and the Walt Disney Studios, we have three copies of Jeff Kurtti’s new book The Art Of The Princess And The Frog to give away in celebration of the Studio’s grand return to traditional hand-drawn feature animation!

This contest is now closed, and our three lucky winners are:

Melissa Douglas, Spanish Fork, UT

Kristen Margarita, Marion, MA

Edward R. Cox, New Orleans, LA

Congratulations, and your prizes should be with you (direct from publishers Chronicle Books) shortly.

art-patf-bookAbout The Art Of The Princess And The Frog

This Fall, The Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to its timeless art form of hand-drawn animation. From the creative minds of directors John Musker and Ron Clements (The Little Mermaid and Aladdin) comes 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.

Jeff Kurtti is the author of more than 20 books including A Bug’s Life: The Art And Making Of An Epic Of Miniature Proportions. He is an author, writer, and consultant in the motion picture, theater, and themed-entertainment industries.

The Princess And The Frog‘s directors, Ron Clements and John Musker, have produced award-winning films together for over 25 years, including some of Disney’s most memorable features.

Executive Producer John Lasseter is a two-time Academy Award winning director and the chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios.

The Art Of The Princess And The Frog
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THE SMALL PRINT: Winning names will be drawn at random. Participants must provide a full name, mailing address and valid email contact. This information will be kept confidential and deleted after the contest has closed, although Animated Views withholds the right to publish winning names and location area only. One entry per household. The contest is open to US readers only. Prizes are non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered. No responsibility is accepted for inaccurate prize descriptions provided to us at the time we go to press. The administrator’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Associates of Animated Views and Chronicle Books are unfortunately ineligible to enter. The contest closes on Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 11:59pm ET.