Jessica Julius is senior creative executive at Walt Disney Animation Studios. She is the author of The Art of Zootopia, as well as several children's books. She lives in Los Angeles. Maggie Malone is head of creative affairs at Walt Disney Animation Studios. She lives in Los Angeles. John Lasseter is a two-time Academy Award (R)-winning director, chief creative officer at Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, and principal creative officer at Walt Disney Imagineering. Ron Clements, director of Moana, started his career at Walt Disney Animation Studios as an apprentice for Disney legend Frank Thomas and went on to work on classics The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and The Princess and the Frog. John Musker, director of Moana, began at Walt Disney Animation Studios in 1977 and collaborated with Ron Clements on several award-winning, acclaimed features, including The Little Mermaid,Aladdin, and The Princess and the Frog.
"The Art of Moana offers an incredible breakdown on the creative process for the major characters and locations viewers have fallen in love with. Readers will enjoy character sketches showing the evolution of Moana herself, as well as variations on her necklace - which is key to the story... No matter which character or location is your fave, you'll find an unparalleled behind-the-scenes look at its development in this book."-Fangirlish