A Reader in Animation Studies

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Indiana University Press, 1997 - Performing Arts - 283 pages
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Cartoons—both from the classic Hollywood era and from more contemporary feature films and television series—offer a rich field for detailed investigation and analysis. Contributors draw on theories and methodology from film, television, and media studies, art history and criticism, and feminism and gender studies.

 

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New technologies
1
Reality effects in computer animation
5
Secondorder realism and postmodernist aesthetics in computer animation
16
Text and context Analyses of individual films
25
Narrative strategies for resistance and protest in Eastern European animation
38
Putting themselves in the pictures Images of women in the work of Joanna Quinn Candy Guard and Alison de Vere
48
An analysis of Susan Pitts Asparagus and Joanna Priestleys All My Relations
71
Clay animation comes out of the inkwell The Fleischer brothers and clay animation
82
Animatophilia cultural production and corporate interests The case of Ren Stimpy
143
Theoretical approaches
163
Body consciousness in the films of Jan Svankmajer
177
Eisenstein and Stokes on Disney Film animation and omnipotence
195
Towards a postmodern animated discourse Bakhtin intertextuality and the cartoon carnival
203
Rewriting history
221
Resistance and subversion in animated films of the Nazi era The case of Hans Fischerkoesen
228
European influences on early Disney feature films
241

Bartoschs The Idea
93
Norman McLaren and Jules Engel Postmodernists
104
Disney Warner Bros and Japanese animation
112
Contemporary cartoons and cultural studies
137
Norm Ferguson and the Latin American films of Walt Disney
261
Notes on the contributors
269
List of SAS Conference papers 1989 to 1996
273
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About the author (1997)

Jane Pilling, freelance film programmer, journalist, and translator, also writes and teaches on film and animation, currently at the Royal College of Art in London. She recently made a six-part television series on European animation for UK television.

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