About the Opus

When DreamWorks Animation wanted something extra special to celebrate their 25th anniversary, an official collaboration with Opus was the ideal solution. Four years in the making, this large format, limited edition art book celebrates a quarter of a century of excellence and innovation by one of the world’s leading animation studios.

Clamshell Presentation Case

The Opus comes in a beautiful cloth-covered clamshell presentation case, decorated with an extraordinary montage featuring over 200 of DreamWorks’ most beloved characters from film and television. Never before have characters from every movie been brought together in this way.

A Luxury Publication

From the blue leather which covers the Opus, to the silver gilding on the pages, to the endpapers decorated with nearly 200 different character sketches, everything about this colossal tome exudes the utmost quality. The front cover of the Anniversary and Premiere Editions is adorned with a special moon boy medallion, custom-made and hand-finished in England and recessed into the blue leather.

Signature Sheet

The Anniversary and Premiere Editions of the Opus — limited to just 25 and 75 copies respectively — contain a unique signature sheet signed by 30 key figures from the 25-year history of DreamWorks Animation, including co-founder and long-time CEO, Jeffrey Katzenberg. To date, the limited edition sheets have also been signed by the following talent:

Actors: Alec Baldwin, Jay Baruchel, Jack Black, Gerard Butler, Nicolas Cage, James Corden, Cameron Diaz, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jeff Goldblum, Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Andy Serkis, Ben Stiller. 

Directors: Brenda Chapman, Lorna Cook, Eric Darnell, Dean DeBlois, Walt Dohrn, Steve Hickner, Vicky Jenson, Tim Johnson, Tom McGrath, Rob Minkoff, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Peter Ramsey, Chris Sanders, Conrad Vernon, Simon Wells.

A Cinematic Scale

Printed in England using state-of-the-art high definition technology on luxury 200gsm silk paper, the Opus weighs in at 32kg. Each page measures 45cm (17.7 inch) square and this gargantuan format allows for film stills, visual development art and computer-generated renders to be reproduced at an unprecedented size. Images frequently appear at nearly a metre wide, showcasing the inherent detail like never before.

Hand-bound in England

Our trusted English bookbinders are over 150 years old and their care and attention ensures that every copy of the Opus is painstakingly put together to the same high standards of quality and strength.