"This is a history of vaudeville in 4 parts. The author ~ describes the beginnings of vaudeville, the attempt to make vaudeville acts more appropriate for young and female audience, and the day to day operation of vaudeville theatres ~ defines t..."
Author: Jayne Pilling
"This volume reflects the growing interest in animation as a medium. Cartoons, including those dating from the classic Hollywood era as well as feature films and television series of a more contemporary vintage, offer a rich field for detailed investi..."
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"Alla Gadassik is a media scholar, teacher and maker who primarily explores the question of "what happens when we are making moving images?" Through looking at a wide variety of motion media, the role of bodily movement and gesture in filmmaking tech..."
Author: Dennis Gifford
"Arranged chronologically by series, this is a complete annotated listing of all the animated films produced in the US before the advent of sound."
Author: Eric Loren Smoodin
"The author analyzes the animated short film and argues that cartoons appealed to a wide audience, not just children, and did indeed contribute to public debate about political matters. He examines issues often ignored in discussions of animated film..."
Author: Paul Wells
"The author looks afresh at animation, discussing the distinctiveness of the cartoon form, as well as myriad other types of animation production. Insisting upon the "modernity" of the genre, the author examines its importance as a barometer of the soc..."
Author: Eli. L. Levitan
"The author analyzes the animation of a television commercial, because she believes that the techniques used in the production of animated commercials are much varied than those used in theatrical animation. The book describes each process necessary f..."
Author: Jerry Beck
"The author provides an overview of the history of film animation. He starts his book by writing about such animation precursors as the nineteenth century's zoetrope and the lantern slides that afforded animated effects as early as the seventeenth cen..."
Author: Shamus Culhane
"The author was an animator who worked for such important animation studios as the Bray Studio, Warner Bros. Animation, The Fleischer Brothers, the Disney Studio and Paramount. The book covers every aspect of film animation, from basic mechanics to ..."
Author: Julius Wiedemann
"The artists behind the cartoons are the focus of this study that brings the readers everything they ever wanted to know about today's best animation specialists. Arranged A-to-Z, this book profiles 80 of the world's most prominent artist/studios, inc..."
Animation, Caricature, Gag and Political Cartoons in the United States and Canada: An International Bibliography
Author: John A. Lent
"This is a bibliography dealing with animation, caricature, gag, illustrative, magazine, and political cartoons in the United States and Canada. Reflecting the substantial growth of comic art literature in recent years, it is representative of various..."
Author: Paul Wells
"The author provides an overview of the distinctive language of animation, its production processes, and the particular questions about who makes it, under what conditions and with what purpose. The book is furthermore a good theoretical approach to ..."
Author: Nicholas Sammond
"The author traces a path back to the early twentieth century sources of the normal American child. He locates the origins of this hypothetical child in the interplay between developmental science and popular media. In the process, he shows that the r..."
Author: Donald Crafton
"The book describes the history of animation from 1898 to 1928. The author explains various techniques of sketching and camera work, characterizes styles of such pioneering animators as Winsor McCay, Otto Messmer and Ladislas Starevitch, places animat..."
Author: John Canemaker
"The author documents the lives and works of Disney's "inspirational sketch artists" from the 1930s to the present. These are the people who prepare preliminary sketches and visualize all the details surrounding each character in the initial creative ..."
Author: Bob Thomas
"This book depicts the Disney brothers' unique relationship. The book presents the business acumen of Roy in such matters as licensing, the forming of the original Mickey Mouse Clubs and the retention of TV rights of Disney products as early as the 19..."
Author: Eugene P. Walz
"This is a biography of Charles Thorson, a Canadian animator who was a newspaper cartoonist, children book illustrator and illustrator for Eaton's catalog. The book is richly illustrated."
Author: Walter M. Brasch
"The book presents the history of cartoons, film and television industries, as well as American social values. This book is moreover interested in why and how things came to be in animation, as they were a part of the birth of motion pictures that occ..."
Author: Giannalberto Bendazzi
"This book analyzes animated film as an autonomous art form that has nevertheless been affected by the economics of live-action cinema as well as social and political forces, for instance the dislocation of Continental Europe's animators by World War ..."
Author: Chuck Jones
"This is an autobiography of Chuck Jones. The animator provides information on his childhood, and his time in art school, gives advices on how to draw cartoons, shares the stories of creating animated characters, describes the process of making a cart..."
Author: Hugh Kenner
"The author first presents the history of animation and then focuses on the Warner Brothers animation studio, out of which came the wildest, most outrageous cartoons of the 1940s and 1950s. The author shows that Warner was the only place in animation ..."
Author: Chuck Jones, Maureen Furniss
"This book consists of interviews with Chuck Jones, which span more than thirty years, beginning with a 1966 Jones's conversation with Ray Bradbury. The interviews illustrate topics such as the development of Jones's career, shifts that came after the..."
Author: Janet Wasko
"Products and characters created and distributed by the Walt Disney Company have played important roles in the popular culture of many countries. In some Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck comic books and films have been popular since the 1930s; in others, ..."
Author: Eleanor Byrne
"The author deconstructs the political culture and the cultural politics of the Disney canon in the years since the emergence of the so-called New World Order. The author offers a critical account of Disney by examining such issues as race, gender, an..."
Author: Dave Smith
"This book contains more than 6,500 entries and 1,000 photos and illustrations, many in color, covering all aspects of Disney's world, from brief synopses of all the Disney cartoons, films, and television programs to the names of the restaurants and s..."
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Author: Eric Loren Smoodin
"This book is an interdisciplinary examination of the pervasive cultural influence of Walt Disney and his imaginary empire. These essays use an interdisciplinary approach to read through Disney's domestic cultural production "innocent" national icons,..."
Author: J. P. Telotte
"The author examines the history of the Disney television series while placing it in context of the film industry's reaction to television in the post-World War II era, the Disney Studios place in the American entertainment industry, and Walt Disney's..."
Author: John Culhane
"This book examines the production of Aladdin. The author writes about the techniques and music used in this animation, the construction of story and the problems that occurred during the production. The book is richly illustrated."
Author: Dave Smith
"The book explores the Disney story, the story of a man, a family, and a company. You'll meet the people who helped Walt make his dreams come true, see a museum's worth of classic photos, and participate in the opening day of the most famous tourist a..."
Author: Michael S. Shull, David E. Wilt
"The golden age of animation stretched from the early 1930s to the mid 1950s, with movie cartoons reaching an extraordinarily high level of artistry. Nearly 1,000 cartoons were produced by the seven major animation studios in the US between January 1,..."
Author: M. Keith Booker
"The author shows that prime-time animated series have had a profound effect on American television and American culture at large. The author shows that the advent of cable and several new channels devoted exclusively to animated programming have brou..."
Author: Donald Crafton
"This is a biography of Emile Cohl (1857-1938). The author provides not only a wealth of information on Cohl's life but also analyzes his contribution to the development of the animation film in both France and the United States, and examines how the ..."
Author: Walter Herdeg
"It is a survey of the best international film and television animations and cartoons. The book contains a lot of black and white and color illustrations."
Author: Douglas L. McCall
"This is a guide to 180 animated feature films, 58 features with animated sequences, and some 1,500 animated shorts. This book provides more basic information on animations rather than the more technical aspects behind the landmark cartoons. The autho..."
Author: Karl F. Cohen
"This book looks at censorship of animation in cinema and television. The author examines how the risqu頧ags in some silent cartoons were replaced by rigid standards in the sound film era, the perpetuation of racial stereotypes in many early cartoons..."
Author: Elizabeth Bell
"This is a collection of essays addressing the legacy of Disney films from feminist, Marxist, poststructuralist and cultural studies perspectives. The contributors examine Disney's dual role as American icon and as cultural production industry. The is..."
Author: Douglas Brode
"The author overturns the idea of Disney as a middlebrow filmmaker by detailing how Disney movies played a key role in transforming children of the Eisenhower era into the radical youth of the Age of Aquarius. The author argues that Disney films conta..."
Author: Michael Mallory
"This is an examination of the career of Bill Hanna and Joe Barberra from the 1940s to 1990s. The topics covered in this book include the MGM years, the beginning of their own studio, and the description of the most famous animations and cartoons prod..."
"A history of animation, demarcated yearly, contextualized via a short synopsis of then contemporary world news. Information categories include, deaths, births, animation news, notable cartoons, animation features and comics."
Author: J. Michael Barrier
"This is a guide to American animation in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s. The author discusses black-and-white silent cartoons and offers an insightful account of early New York studios and such Hollywood giants as Disney, Warner Bros., and MGM. The author..."
Author: Esther Leslie
"With ruminations on drawing, colour and caricature, on the political meaning of fairy-tales, talking animals and human beings as machines, the book brings to light the links between animation, avant-garde art and modernist criticism. Focusing on the ..."
Author: Paul Terry, Harvey Deneroff
"It is an interview with Paul Terry about the history and techniques of animation."
"Website on animation featuring articles, Podcasts and more. The article that will open with this link describes instances of intertextuality in Pixar films."