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Serious Business: The Art and Commerce of Animation in America from Betty Boop to Toy Story
     

Serious Business: The Art and Commerce of Animation in America from Betty Boop to Toy Story

by Stefan Kanfer, Chuck Jones (Foreword by)
 

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An intimate & astonishing illustrated history of American animation, its legends, & its legacy. Acclaimed critic & historian Kanfer follows the ascent of Americas most beloved & successful original art form from vaudeville sideshow to global industry, in the process holding up a mirror to the passing parade of cartoons in which their reflections leave an indelible

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An intimate & astonishing illustrated history of American animation, its legends, & its legacy. Acclaimed critic & historian Kanfer follows the ascent of Americas most beloved & successful original art form from vaudeville sideshow to global industry, in the process holding up a mirror to the passing parade of cartoons in which their reflections leave an indelible record of the changing nature of American tastes, values, & dreams. Also tells the story of cartoon geniuses, including Winsor McCay, Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, & Walt Disney. Illustrated throughout with both B&W & color animation stills & photos, many of them rare.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756785154
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Pages:
256

Meet the Author


Stefan Kanfer is the author of six previous books. His articles and reviews have appeared in many major magazines, particularly Time, for which he was a writer and editor for more than twenty years. He lives in Westchester County, New York.

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