Cartoons: One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation

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Cartoons: One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation


Giannalberto Bendazzi

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London: John Libbey

ISBN: 0861964454 (pbk.), 0861964462 (hbk.)


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 II. The author describes concepts and practice, profiles innumerable animators, and concludes with a chapter on computer animation. The author introduces not only American animators but also European and Asia, for instance Russia’s Alexandre Alexeieff and Scotland-born Canadian master Norman McLaren.


  • Bendazzi, Giannalberto. Cartoons: One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation. London: Libbey, 1994. Print.

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