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Cartoon Animation / Edition 1

Cartoon Animation / Edition 1

by Preston Blair


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560100843
Publisher: Foster, Walter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/1994
Series: Collector's Series Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 162,191
Product dimensions: 10.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Preston Blair (1910–1995) was a native Californian who studied art at the Otis Art Institute, as well as illustration under Pruett Carter at Chouinard Art Institute (now California Institute of the Arts). As a member of the California Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society in New York, he exhibited work all over the country. Preston was a fine artist during the early days of full-length feature animation. For the Disney production Fantasia, he designed and animated the hippos in "The Dance of the Hours." He also animated Mickey Mouse in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, portions of the classic film Pinocchio, and the famous scene in Bambi when the owl talks about love in his "twitterpated" speech. At MGM, Preston directed Barney Bear short films, and he was well known as the designer and animator of one of Tex Avery's epic shorts Red Hot Riding Hood. Preston later moved to Connecticut, where he produced television commercials, educational films, and cartoons, including TheFlintstones. Before he passed away, he worked as an inventor of interactive TV programs, such as teaching reading through animation and virtual reality games featuring full-sized animated opponents.

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Cartoon Animation 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
boywundr More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for anyone learning animation or for those who already know the art form. I'm currently learning but the mentors I talk to (all in the gaming or movie industry) insist that this book is in your library. They still reference it to this day. I found the drawing examples nice but not really useful for me since most of what I do is in 3D (all though I do sketch out my planning, so it helped for information on basic shapes). I think it's interesting, but the meat of the book, which definitely crosses to any medium, was the second half - the animation. A great read, great examples and it definitely inspired me to think about all my poses and movements while animating. If you're looking for a must have book to add to your animation library, I definitely recommend this book. I have a decent collection of animation books and this is one I'll be referencing more than the rest.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my text book in school. Very good book. Helped me out not only in animation, but in drawing all together.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I go to college for animation and we had a visiting Disney animator at our school who said that this is the book to get if you want to be an animator. I then purchased it and the book is very helpful and a wonderful source for getting better in the animation field.