The Animated Film Encyclopedia: A Complete Guide to American Shorts, Features and Sequences, 1900-1999

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McFarland & Company, 2011 - Performing Arts - 509 pages
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In the course of its rich history, cinematic animation has developed from silent monochrome images to sound-filled shorts that ran theatrically with newsreels and adventure serials, and ultimately to prestigious feature films like Disney's Fantasia. This second edition of The Animated Film Encyclopedia: 1900-1979 (McFarland, 2000) is a comprehensive listing of theatrical animated cartoons through the end of the 20th century, as well as significant animated sequences in live-action films. New to this edition are many titles involving computer-generated animation (CGI), including the resoundingly successful Toy Story (1995).

An introduction discusses the events leading from the early days of animation to the advent of computer graphics imagery. Each of the thousands of individual entries includes production information, date, running time, and a synopsis. Full voice credits are also provided for many of the films.

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The result of more than 30 years' research, this book covers cinema's first 80 years of animated features and short films, from the influential Fleischer Studio cartoons to Ralph Bakshi's experimental ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

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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