The Art of Ice Age

REVIEW: This deep dive into the frozen world of Blue Sky's franchise unearths artistic insights and stunning sketches aplenty.

Our Verdict

A brilliant art book worth owning regardless of whether you're interested in the film.


  • Big and heavy
  • Packed with content
  • Loads of artwork

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The art of… film books we see tend to be a mixed bunch. Some feature a lot of art, but few words. Others cover the maker's approach to the film, but precious little information about the artistic process. Some, including The Art of The Jungle Book don't even mention the names of the artists. 

The Ice Age franchise is aimed at young children and pre-teens, so we weren't expecting a lot of deep insights from this volume. How wrong we were. The moment you hold the book in your hands, you sense something's different. For a start, it's huge and heavy, signifying both its high page count (304) and decent paper quality. And each one of those pages is packed with content and analysis.

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The Verdict

out of 10

The Art of Ice Age

A brilliant art book worth owning regardless of whether you're interested in the film.

Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.