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Hollywood Cartoons

American Animation In Its Golden Age

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

In Hollywood Cartoons, Michael Barrier takes us on 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 such as Winsor McCay's Gertie the Dinosaur, Barrier offers an insightful account of animation's first flowering, 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 (including Ub Iwerks, Bill Tytla, and Ward Kimball), to Dave and Max Fleischer, Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, Chuck Jones, and Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera. Along the way, Barrier gives us an inside look at the making of such groundbreaking cartoons as the Out of the Inkwell series (with KoKo the Clown), Steamboat Willie (the first successful sound cartoon), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Bambi.

About the Edition

$39.95 cover price.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xv
About the "Flip Books xix
Introduction 3
Part I: Cartoon Acting 7
1 Beginnings, 1911-1930 9
"Flip Book": Rubber-hose Animation 61
2 Disney, 1930-1933 63
3 Disney, 1933-1936 109
4 Disney's Rivals, 1928-1937 153
5 Disney, 1936-1938 193
6 Disney, 1938-1941 235
"Flip Book": Stretch and Squash 257
7 Declines and Falls, 1937-1942 287
Part II: Cartoon Reality 321
8 Warner Bros., 1933-1940 323
9 The Disney Diaspora, 1942-1950 367
10 MGM, 1939-1952 403
11 Warner Bros., 1941-1945 433
"Flip Book": Smear Animation 437
12 Warner Bros., 1945-1953 467
13 UPA, 1944-1952 501
14 The Iris Closes, 1952-1966 533
Afterword 569
Notes 575
Index 627

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [575]-625) and index.


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NC1766.U5 B37 1999

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