Before Mickey: The Animated Film, 1898-1928

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MIT Press, 1982 - Performing Arts - 413 pages
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This is the first book to trace the prehistory of animation - zoetrope, flipbooks, and vaudeville "lightning sketches" - and to chronicle the achievements of Emil Cohl, the first animator, and Felix's creator Otto Mesmer, among others.

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Donald Crafton is Chair of the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of "Before Mickey: The Animated Film", 1898-1928 (1993) and "Emile Cohl, Caricature, and Film "(1990).

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