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.