Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age

Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age

by Michael Barrier, J. Michael Barrier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195167295

ISBN-13: 9780195167290

Pub. Date: 11/28/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In Hollywood Cartoons, Michael Barrier offers us a glorious guided tour of American animation in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s, to meet the legendary artists and entrepreneurs who created Bugs Bunny, Betty Boop, Mickey Mouse, Wile E. Coyote, Donald Duck, Tom and Jerry, and many other cartoon favorites. Beginning with black-and-white silent cartoons, Barrier gives an…  See more details below

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In Hollywood Cartoons, Michael Barrier offers us a glorious guided tour of American animation in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s, to meet the legendary artists and entrepreneurs who created Bugs Bunny, Betty Boop, Mickey Mouse, Wile E. Coyote, Donald Duck, Tom and Jerry, and many other cartoon favorites. Beginning with black-and-white silent cartoons, Barrier gives an insightful account, taking us inside early New York studios and such Hollywood giants as Disney, Warner Bros., and MGM. Barrier excels at illuminating the creative side of animation -- revealing how stories are put together, how animators develop a character, how technical innovations enhance the "realism" of cartoons. Here too are colorful portraits of the giants of the field, from Walt and Roy Disney and their animators, to Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, and Chuck Jones. Based on hundreds of interviews with veteran animators, Hollywood Cartoons gives us the definitive inside look at this colorful era and at the creative process behind these marvelous cartoons.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195167290
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
672
Sales rank:
680,520
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxv
About the "Flip Books,"xix
Introduction3
Part ICartoon Acting7
1Beginnings, 1911-19309
"Flip Book": Rubber-hose Animation61
2Disney, 1930-193363
3Disney, 1933-1936109
4Disney's Rivals, 1928-1937153
5Disney, 1936-1938193
6Disney, 1938-1941235
"Flip Book": Stretch and Squash257
7Declines and Falls, 1937-1942287
Part IICartoon Reality321
8Warner Bros., 1933-1940323
9The Disney Diaspora, 1942-1950367
10.MGM, 1939-1952403
11Warner Bros., 1941-1945433
"Flip Book": Smear Animation437
12Warner Bros., 1945-1953467
13UPA, 1944-1952501
14The Iris Closes, 1952-1966533
Afterword569
Notes575
Index627

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