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Estonian Animation: Between Genius and Utter Illiteracy
     

Estonian Animation: Between Genius and Utter Illiteracy

by Chris Robinson
 

Ever wonder why Estonian animation features so many carrots or why cows often perform pyramids? Well, neither question is answered in Chris Robinson’s new book, Estonian Animation. Robinson’s frank, humorous, and thoroughly researched book traces the history of Estonia’s acclaimed animation scene from early experiments in the 1930s to the creation

Overview

Ever wonder why Estonian animation features so many carrots or why cows often perform pyramids? Well, neither question is answered in Chris Robinson’s new book, Estonian Animation. Robinson’s frank, humorous, and thoroughly researched book traces the history of Estonia’s acclaimed animation scene from early experiments in the 1930s to the creation of puppet (Nukufilm) and cel (Joonisfilm) animation studios during the Soviet era, as well as Estonia’s surprising international success during the post-Soviet era. In addition, Robinson writes about the discovery of films by four 1960s animation pioneers who, until the release of this book, had been unknown to most Estonian and international animation historians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780861966677
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2006
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Chris Robinson is an Ottawa-based author who has been a director of the Ottawa International Animation Festival since 1994. A noted animation commentator, curator, and historian, Robinson has become a leading expert on Canadian and international independent animation. His books include Between Genius and Utter Illiteracy: A Story of Estonian Animation; Unsung Heroes of Animation; and the critically acclaimed Stole This from a Hockey Card: A Philosophy of Hockey, Doug Harvey, Identity and Booze.

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