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Animation : The Pocket Essential - Mark Whitehead


The Pocket Essential

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Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. From the moment Mickey Mouse stepped aboard Steamboat Willie, animation has been a global phenomenon.

Whether its Bugs Bunny or Tom and Jerry, or newcomers like Wallace & Gromit and Toy Story's Woody & Buzz, animation continues to create characters that are loved by children of all ages. For the first time, Jeremy Clarke brings together the innovators of animation from around the world - Japan's legendary Hayao Miyazaki, Czech surrealist Jan Svankmajer, American CGI wizard John Lassiter, and Britain's own maestro Nick Park - in one volume covering everything from the classic to the cutting edge.

"These miniature guides are packed to the margins with important facts and enlightening commentary." --"Publishers Weekly"

Introduction: The Child Receives a Lesson in a Twentyfourth of a Secondp. 9
Pioneers - Development of animation plus Emile Cohl and Winsor McCayp. 21
Innovators - Reiniger, the Fleischers and Disneyp. 31
Broadening Horizons - From Warner Brothers to UPAp. 57
Britain and Canada - Animators from Norman McLaren to Aardmanp. 81
Eastern Europe - Trnka, Norstein, Svankmajer and 'honorary' Europeans the Brothers Quayp. 107
Anime - A Brief Introductionp. 123
Computer Animationp. 131
The Simpsons and Beyond - TV animation since 1989p. 141
Animator's Dozen - 12 Animated Films to Discoverp. 151
Resources - Books and Websitesp. 155
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ISBN: 9781903047460
ISBN-10: 1903047463
Series: Pocket Essentials S.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 157
Published: 1st February 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.091