I buy Disney "Art of" books for three reasons: background information on the film and its production, good collections of pre-production artwork, nice stills from the finished film, and interesting interviews with the crew. On some levels, it succeeds: there are extensive character sketches, storyboards, and color keys; the interviews with the animators and other crewmembers are more comprehensive than usual, and it covers the entire history of the production. However, Kurtti's writing is sometimes needlessly cloying ("Isn't that special... effects!"), and many of the production stills look washed out in comparison to the film. I was also disappointed that they did not release this book in hardcover. All in all, it's a good book, but not as comprehensive as some of the early Disney art books.