Cartoons: One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation

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"... 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

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Overview

"... 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.

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In Cartoons, Giannalberto Bendazzi explores a century of animation history, from 1888 (when animation was presented using machinery that projected painted images) to today's computer animation. He thoroughly chronicles the animation industry in the United States, as well as in 70 other countries; in fact, every country that ever produced a cartoon is referenced in this book, with at least a brief description of its animated output.
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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

Choice - T. Lindvall

Few works have been so anticipated as Anna Taraboletti-Segre's splendid translation of Bendazzi's comprehensive history of animation cinema. This work reviews the decades of development in animation, from individuals like Emile Reynaud and Emile Cohl through the studios of Disney and the National Film Board of Canada into the revolutionary realm of computer animation. The thoroughness of Cartoons is evident in its international scope, for example, its inclusion of the exciting and neglected work produced in Latin America and Asia. This marvelous encyclopedia is brilliantly illustrated with dazzling color plates. Its scholarly breadth, richness, and attention to detail, along with its amazingly readable and engaging narrative, make this the most indispensable text on world animation history. Enthusiastically recommended as both a fascinating story and an incredible reference resource for both scholars and aficionados of the art of film.T. Lindvall, Regent University, Choice, April 1995

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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
Choice

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

Booknews
This English-language edition (translated from the Italian by Anna Taraboletti-Segre) of a classic study of world animation provides a detailed history and critique of cinema animation around the world. Offers a chronological account of all aspects of animation, including technological beginnings and advancements, shorts and features, directors, cultural influences, investments, tv series, and computer animation. The book is divided according to major filmmakers and national cinemas. Contains b&w and color illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253209375
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 1/22/1995
  • Pages: 540
  • Sales rank: 429,844
  • Product dimensions: 7.91 (w) x 9.45 (h) x 1.42 (d)

Meet the Author

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).

Indiana University Press

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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

Indiana University Press

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Foreword

Cartoons - One hundred years of cinema animation provides the first comprehensively detailed history and critique of cinema animation produced around the world. It is the long-awaited English language edition of a reference book which has already been acclaimed as a classic work of scholarship, in its Italian and French editions, on the marvellous and exciting subject of animated cinema.
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