Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in its Golden Age

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Title:

Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in its Golden Age

Author:

J. Michael Barrier

Date published:

1999

Publisher:

New York: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195037596 (cl. : alk. paper), 0195167295 (pbk. : alk. paper)

Description


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 illuminates the creative side of animation, and reveals how stories are put together, how animators develop a character, and how technical innovations enhance the “realism” of cartoons. The book is mostly based on hundreds of interviews with veteran animators.


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