The Art of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
Avowed Turtles fan and animation author Jim Sorensen takes readers from the sewers to the streets of N.Y.C. through interviews with director Jeff Rowe, producers Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg and other leads on this latest blockbuster incarnation. Fans can soak up the film’s sketchbook influenced design and richly gritty details with a range of production artwork to accompany these behind-the-scenes insights in this cowabunga-worthy hardcover! [IDW | $40]
The Art of DreamWorks Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken
Unleash the artistry of DWA’s latest original comedy-adventure, which puts a unique sea monster spin on the classic girls’ coming-of-age story. Dive into the superb studio’s process of writing, designing and polishing this summer splash, guided by author Ian R. Morris (A Field Guide to Croods: A New Age), with a foreword by the film’s star, Lana Condor. [Cameron Books | $50 | Oct. 31]
Drawing 100 Years of Disney Wonder
Like it says on the tin, “a retrospective collection of artwork featuring iconic Disney characters from the past 100 years.” Penned by Disney historian Jim Fanning with foreword and exclusive behind-the-scenes details from Disney Legend Andreas Deja, this 240-page guide offers step-by-step drawing projects ranging from Mickey’s origins in the 1920s through the studios’ Golden, Silver and Renaissance eras into the modern span of hits, including Pixar pals, up through the 2020s heroes of Onward, Encanto and Turning Red. [Walter Foster Pub. | $40]
Local Fauna: The Art of Peter de Sève
A 288-page hardcover showcasing the masterful strokes of the artist, illustrator and character designer (Ice Age, Finding Nemo, The Little Prince), spanning 40 years of work. Plus, an in-depth interview with Bill Watterson and essays by Glen Kene, Mike Mignola and others. [Cernunnos | $40]
Peanuts Inspiration Deck: A Deck and Guidebook for Life and Laughter
Forty full-color cards featuring Sparky Schulz’s iconic characters and their comic-strip world, plus an 88-page guide book full of inspirational messages and Peanuts wisdom. [RP Studio | $30]
Anime through the Looking Glass: Treasures of Japanese Animation
Exploring themes in the genre such as war, technology, society and fantasy, this hardcover celebration comes to life with 150 full-color frames from acclaimed anime from Akira and Nausicaä to Ghost in the Shell and Your Name. [Prestel | $40]
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Blu-ray Bonus Features (90+ min.): Obscure Spiders and Easter Eggs ● Deleted Scene: Miguel Calling ● “I’mma Do My Own Thing” Interdimensional Destiny ● Across the World: Designing New Dimensions ● Designing Spiders and Spots ● Scratches, Score and the Music of the Multiverse ● Escape from Spider-Society ● Across the Comics-Verse ● Lyric Videos ● Filmmaker Commentary
[Sony | 4K $30, BD $25, DVD $35]
Bonus Features: Carl’s Date (Short Film) ● Ember and Wade ● Next Stop: Element City ● Paths to Pixar: The Immigrant Experience ● Filmmaker Commentary ● Deleted Scenes (five)
[Disney-Pixar | BD $27, varies by retailer exclusive set]
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Disney100 4K remaster.
Bonus Features: In Walt’s Words ● Iconography ● @DisneyAnimation: Designing Disney’s First Princess ● The Fairest Facts of Them All ● Alternate Sequence ● and more!
[Disney | $25, retailers exclusives available]
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
30th anniversary 4K remaster.
Bonus Features: Kevin Conroy: I Am the Knight (New Featurette) ● Justice League: Unlimited Bonus Episode
[Warner | $34]
Rick and Morty: The Complete Seasons 1-6
Bonus Features: Commentaries ● Animatics ● Deleted Scenes ● Deleted Animatic Sketches ● Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes ● Inside the Episodes ● Directing Rick and Morty ● Animation Challenges ● and more!
[Warner | BD $130, DVD $115]