Art and Industry
Distribution: World
Publication date: 10/05/2009
Format: Paperback 20 b&w illus.
ISBN: 978-0-861-96680-6
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Animation—Art and Industry is an introductory reader covering a broad range of animation studies topics, focusing on both American and international contexts. It provides information about key individuals in the fields of both independent and experimental animation, and introduces a variety of topics relevant to the critical study of media—censorship, representations of gender and race, and the relationship between popular culture and fine art. Essays span the silent era to the present, include new media such as web animation and gaming, and address animation made using a variety of techniques.

Author Bio

Maureen Furniss is founding editor of Animation Journal. She is a professor in the School of Film and Video at the California Institute of the Arts.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Maureen Furniss
Part I. Global Perspectives
Cecile Starr Fine Art Animation
William Moritz Some Critical Perspectives on Lotte Reiniger
Esther Leslie It's Mickey Mouse
Terence Dobson Norman McLaren: His UNESCO Work in Asia
Patrick Drazen Conventions versus Clichés
Helen McCarthy My Neighbor Totoro
Marian Quigley Glocalisation vs. Globalization: The Work of Nick Park and Peter Lord
Terry Lindvall and Matthew Melton Toward a Postmodern Animated Discourse: Bakhtin, Intertexuality and the Cartoon Carnival
Edwin Carels 1895: Animation, History and the Metafilm
Jørgen Stensland Innocent Play or the Copycat Effect? Computer Game Research and Classification

Part II. Animation in America
John Canemaker Winsor McCay
J.B. Kaufman The Live Wire: Margaret J. Winkler and Animation History
Bill Mikulak Disney and the Art World: The Early Years
John Lewell The Art of Chuck Jones
Charles Solomon The Disney Studio at War
Jules Engel Untitled essay in "The United Productions of America: Reminiscing Thirty Years Later" Edited by William Moritz. ASIFA Canada
Karl Cohen Blacklisted Animators
Michael Frierson Clay Animation and the Early Days of Television: The 'Gumby' series
Bill Hanna and Tom Ito Commercial Breaks
George Griffin Cartoon, Anti-Cartoon
James Lindner; John Lasseter; Tina Price; and Carl Rosendahl Computers, New Technology and Animation
Sean Griffin The Illusion of 'Identity': Gender and Racial Representation in Aladdin
Linda Simensky Selling Bugs Bunny: Warner Bros. and Character Merchandising in the Nineties