Cartoons

Cartoons

One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation
Giannalberto Bendazzi
Distribution: U.S.,Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Phillipines
Publication date: 7/14/2009
Format: paper 540 pages, 95 color plates, 151 b&w figs.
7.75 x 8
ISBN: 978-0-253-20937-5
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A Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 1996
“ . . . its encyclopedic style will find it a place in the library of everyone interested in the subject.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This exciting and informative encyclopedia . . . is a worthy and welcome addition to our library on world-wide cartooning . . . this is a marvelous compendium, one that belongs on the coffee-table and on the scholar’s shelf.” —Journal of Popular Culture

“ . . . this valuable effort . . . promises to be the basic reference on its subject for some time to come.” —Booklist

“Enthusiastically recommended as both a fascinating story and an incredible reference resource for both scholars and aficionados of the art of film.” —Choice

“Best of all, though, are the author’s unexpectedly clever insights.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review

“This encyclopedic survey of commercial and fine art animation is well illustrated and international in scope; few new books on animation contain as much material as this important volume.” —Wilson Library Bulletin

The long-awaited English-language edition of a classic study of world animation, Cartoons provides the first comprehensive, detailed history and critique of cinema animation world-wide. Over 70 countries, 2,000 animators, and 3,000 films are covered in this lavishly illustrated, authoritative, and encyclopedic account.
North America and Asia (excluding Australia and New Zealand)

Author Bio

GIANNALBERTO BENDAZZI is a founding member of the Society for Animation Studies and a former member of the board of directors of ASIFA (Association internationale du film d'animation).

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"Enthusiastically recommended as both a fascinating story and an incredible reference resource for both scholars and aficionados of the art of film." —Choice

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Preface: Elegy to Animated Film

I. ANIMATION CINEMA—THE FIRST FOUR DECADES (1888–1929)
1. The beginning
2. Animation in the Untied States of America
3. The European Individualists
4. Argentina: The world’s first animated feature film
5. United States of America: Breaking the sound barrier
6. Walt Disney: The world’s most successful animation studio

II. ANIMATION IN THE 1930s
7. Europe
8. United States of America: Animation heads West
9. Talent in Other Countries
10. The Masters of Animation

III. ANIMATION OVER THE NEXT THREE DECADES 91940–1970)
11. The United States of America
12. The Canadian Phenomenon
13. Western Europe
14. Eastern Europe
15. Animation in Asia
16. Animation in Latin America

IV. A NEW WAVE IN ANIMATION (1970s AND 1980s)
17. United States of America
18. Canada
19. Western Europe: The new generation
20. Eastern Europe
21. Latin America
22. Africa
23. New REalities in Asia
24. Australasia
25. The Globe Trotters of Animation

V. AFTERWORD
26. The Electronic Age
27. Computers and Animators

VI. REFERENCE
Bibliography
Indexes - Names & Film Titles