The Animated Film Encyclopedia: A Complete Guide to American Shorts, Features, and Sequences, 1900-1979 (Volume 1) by Graham Webb, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Animated Film Encyclopedia: A Complete Guide to American Shorts, Features, and Sequences, 1900-1979

The Animated Film Encyclopedia: A Complete Guide to American Shorts, Features, and Sequences, 1900-1979

by Graham Webb
     
 

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Animated films often bring to mind images of Saturday morning cartoons on television, but at one time, animated films, both long and short, were found mostly on the silver screen as part of the featured program. In 1977, George Lucas even specially requested a cartoon to open Star Wars—"Duck Dodgers and the 24½ Century," featuring Daffy Duck. In its rich

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Animated films often bring to mind images of Saturday morning cartoons on television, but at one time, animated films, both long and short, were found mostly on the silver screen as part of the featured program. In 1977, George Lucas even specially requested a cartoon to open Star Wars—"Duck Dodgers and the 24½ Century," featuring Daffy Duck. In its rich history, cinematic animation has developed from silent monochrome images to sound-filled shorts that ran with newsreels and adventure serials—to animation sequences used to enliven commercials or live-action films—and finally to feature films like Fantasia and Cinderella.

This encyclopedia covers all English language animation from the crucial first eighty years of its history. From the popular to the obscure, from Bugs to Mickey, from the short to the feature, nearly 7,000 items are covered. Each entry includes production information, date, running time, and a synopsis. Much of the information compiled here is rare. For example, character voices once considered "anonymous" are here identified, and animated films now lost because they were once considered expendable are here given the attention they deserve. A complete index allows multiple points of access.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
capsule reviews and scholarly information on more than 7,000 English-language animated films...an important book.... Recommended
Choice
impressively thorough and comprehensive...[this] handy, indispensable tool for quick and helpful reference is recommended for all students, fans, and researchers in animation studies
ARBA
an invaluable acquisition

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786428595
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
09/25/2006
Edition description:
Two Volume Set
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Artist and writer Graham Webb has done animation work for The Yellow Submarine, ghosted for children's comics and supplied articles for a variety of publications. He lives in Kent, England.

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