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    Animating Culture: Hollywood Cartoons from the Sound Era

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    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..."

    Before the Animation Begins: The Art and Lives of Disney Inspirational Sketch Artists

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    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 ..."

    Building a Company: Roy O. Disney and the Creation of an Entertainment Empire

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    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..."

    Hanna-Barbera Cartoons

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    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..."

    Martin Arnold Films

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    "Martin Arnold's films use segments of old American cartoons, from which he has obscured and deleted features in order to focus viewer attention on the sound, repetition and movement of specific and recurring forms.His work has been shown at 168 inter..."

    Out Of The Inkwell: Max Fleischer and The Animation Revolution

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    Author: Richard Fleischer

    "The book is Max Fleischer's biography showing  both his triumphs and disappointments. The topics covered in the book include Fleischer's invention of the rotoscope, running the company, and business matters, especially Max's disastrous 1938 decision..."

    The Fleischer Story

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    Author: Leslie Cabarga

    "This is a biography of Max Fleischer."

    The National Film Board of Canada

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    "The National Film Board of Canada was established in 1939, and has remained a leading support and collaborative base for Canadian directors, filmmakers and animators, many of whom have won numerous awards for their work. The board's official site fea..."

    Walt Disney: His Life in Pictures

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    Author: Russell Schroeder

    "The author was Disney's illustrator for 25 years. This book is a compilation of 178 photos from the company archives. Focusing on Walt Disney's private life, as well as his career as animator, film producer and television personality, the chronologic..."