Estonian Animation: Between Genius and Utter Illiteracy

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John Libbey, 2006 - Performing Arts - 212 pages
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Ever wonder why Estonian animation features so many carrots or why cows often perform pyramids? Well, neither question is answered in Chris Robinsonís new book, Estonian Animation. Robinsonís frank, humorous, and thoroughly researched book traces the history of Estoniaís acclaimed animation scene from early experiments in the 1930s to the creation of puppet (Nukufilm) and cel (Joonisfilm) animation studios during the Soviet era, as well as Estoniaís surprising international success during the post-Soviet era. In addition, Robinson writes about the discovery of films by four 1960s animation pioneers who, until the release of this book, had been unknown to most Estonian and international animation historians.

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Chris Robinson is an Ottawa-based author who has been a director of the Ottawa International Animation Festival since 1994. A noted animation commentator, curator, and historian, Robinson has become a leading expert on Canadian and international independent animation. His books include Between Genius and Utter Illiteracy: A Story of Estonian Animation; Unsung Heroes of Animation; and the critically acclaimed Stole This from a Hockey Card: A Philosophy of Hockey, Doug Harvey, Identity and Booze.

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