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Overview

From the silent shorts of the 1920s and '30s to the classic Disney features of the '40s, and from the Saturday morning television shows of the '70s and '80s to the computer-generated blockbusters of today, animation remains widely popular with viewers of all ages. With the current surge of interest in anime, the continued success of the Cartoon Network™, and the steady flow of animated movies, animation plays an important role in today's pop culture.

The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons, Third Edition, now thoroughly revised and updated, remains the definitive source on this entertaining subject. This new edition of the "ultimate cartoon fan bible" adds copious amounts of new material, exhaustively covering more than 3,100 animated cartoons in all, bringing the book up to date and broadening the scope of its coverage. Arranged in an A-to-Z format and separated into five major sections-Silent Cartoon Series, Theatrical Sound Cartoon Series, Full-Length Animated Features, Television Cartoon Series, and Animated Television Specials-this comprehensive encyclopedia includes an extensive historical overview of animation, complete information about Academy and Emmy award winners, and a chronology of animation milestones. Coverage of increasingly popular anime has been added and expanded.

Entries include:

• Cinderella
• Cowboy Bebop
• Dora the Explorer
• Family Guy
• Finding Nemo
• The Flintstones
• King of the Hill
• Pokémon
• Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
• The Simpsons
• South Park
• SpongeBob SquarePants
• Toy Story
• The WildThornberrys
• and many more.
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Editorial Reviews

Animation Journal
"What the book does really well is compile a great deal of information on an impressive number of subjects. . ."
Against the Grain
...coverage is thorough and comprehensive...appeals to readers because it is not only useful in finding elusive facts, it also offers the enjoyment of browsing that sparks new discoveries.
ARBA
. . . the most comprehensive book on American cartoon history
Gale Reference Reviews
...an excellent guide to the history of animated cartoons in America.
Booknews
Disney won the first Academy Award for the debut Technicolor animated cartoon, , in 1932. An animation historian documents the genre since 1911 with 2,000-plus entries on its major forms from silent series to full-length features. Includes a foreword by an animation voice artist, nutshell history, awards' list, and b&w and color cartoon art. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Wisconsin Bookwatch
The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons is an important, benchmark publication for students, fans, and historians of cartoon animation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816065998
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 738
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 5.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Lenburg is an acclaimed author, celebrity biographer, entertainment historian, and writer/producer. He has written 19 books, including the Who's Who in Animated Cartoons, and several of them have been nominated for awards, including the American Library Association's "Best Non-Fiction Award" and the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association's Gold Medallion Book Award for "Best Autobiography/Biography." Lenburg is a nationally acknowledged expert on animated cartoons and has spent more than 20 years researching and writing about animation. He lives in Arizona.

Foreword author Chris Bailey is best known for his work as an animator and supervising animator on several blockbuster full-length animated features for Walt Disney Studios, including The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, and Hercules. In 1995 he made his directing debut for the studio's Academy Award-nominated Mickey Mouse cartoon short, "Runaway Brain," and in 2002 he was nominated for an Emmy Award for executive producing and directing the popular Disney animated television series, Kim Possible. He also served as CG animated supervisor on such live-action films as Deep Rising and Mighty Joe Young and as an animation director for many other features, including Garfield, X2, and Fat Albert. In 2001 Bailey won widespread acclaim independently producing and directing the 3D animated short, "Major Damage," based on his own original comic book story and character.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
A Nutshell History of the American Animated Cartoon 1
Silent Cartoon Series 18
Theatrical Sound Cartoon Series 49
Full-Length Animated Features 160
Animated Television Specials 215
Television Cartoon Series 353
Awards and Honors 553
Selected Bibliography 562
Index 563
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