Cartoons : One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1995-02-01
  • Publisher: Ingram Book Co

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"... its encyclopedic style will find it a place in the library of everyone interested in the subject."  -- Kirkus Reviews"This exciting and informative encyclopedia... is a worthy and welcome addition to our library on world-wide cartooning... this is a marvelous compendium, one that belongs on the coffee-table and on the scholar's shelf." -- Journal of Popular Culture"... this valuable effort... promises to be the basic reference on its subject for some time to come."  -- Booklist"Enthusiastically recommended as both a fascinating story and an incredible reference resource for both scholars and aficionados of the art of film." -- Choice"Best of all, though, are the author's unexpectedly clever insights."  -- Los Angeles Times Book Review"This encyclopedic survey of commercial and fine art animation is well illustrated and international in scope; few new books on animation contain as much material as this important volume." -- Wilson Library BulletinThe long-awaited English-language edition of a classic study of world animation, Cartoons provides the first comprehensive, detailed history and critique of cinema animation world-wide. Over 70 countries, 2,000 animators, and 3,000 films are covered in this lavishly illustrated, authoritative, and encyclopedic account.

Author Biography

GIANNALBERTO BENDAZZI is a founding member of the Society for Animation Studies and a former member of the board of directors of ASIFA (Association internationale du film d'animation).

Table of Contents

The first four decades (1888-1929)p. 1
Originsp. 3
Animation in the United States of Americap. 15
The European individualistsp. 25
Argentina: the world's first animated feature filmp. 49
The United States of America: breaking the sound barrierp. 53
Walt Disney: The world's most successful animation studiop. 61
Animation in the 1930sp. 71
Europep. 73
The United States of America: animation heads westp. 83
Talent in other pre-war nationsp. 101
The masters of animationp. 107
The next three decades (1940-1970)p. 127
The United States of Americap. 129
The Canadian Phenomenonp. 149
Western Europep. 151
Eastern Europep. 163
Animation in Asiap. 181
Animation in Latin Americap. 187
Colour Platesp. 193
A new wave of animation (1970s and 1980s)p. 229
The United States of Americap. 231
Canadap. 261
Western Europe: the new generationp. 273
Eastern Europep. 333
Latin Americap. 383
Africap. 391
New realities in Asiap. 397
Australasiap. 419
The Globe Trotters of Animationp. 429
Afterwordp. 435
The electronic agep. 437
Computers and animationp. 439
Referencep. 445
A bibliographyp. 447
Indexes: Names and Titlesp. 457
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