Drawn to Television: Prime-Time Animation from The Flintstones to Family Guy

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Title:

Drawn to Television: Prime-Time Animation from The Flintstones to Family Guy

Author:

M. Keith Booker

Date published:

2006

Publisher:

Westport, Conn.: Praeger

ISBN: 0275990192

Description


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 brought old series back to life in syndication, while also providing new markets for additional, often more experimental animated series. Moreover, the author traces the history of prime-time animation from The Flintstones’ initial extension of Saturday mornings to Family Guy and South Park’s late-night appeal in the 21st century. The author also describes the content and style of all the major prime-time animated series, while also placing these series within their political and cultural contexts.


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