Of Mice and Magic : A History of American Animated Cartoons

Of Mice and Magic : A History of American Animated Cartoons

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Penguin Putnam
In this revised and updated edition of Of Mice and Magic, Leonard Maltin not only recreates this whole glorious era from the silent days through the Hollywood golden age to Spielberg's An American Tail, he traces the evolution of the art of animation and vividly portrays the key creative talents and their sutdios. This definitive history of American animated cartoons also brings Maltin's many fans up to date on the work being done today at the Walt Disney and Warner Bros. studios, and other developments in the world of animation.

Drawing on colorful interviews with many of the American cartoon industry's principals, Maltin has come up with a gold mine of anecdotes and film history. Behind the scenes were genius animators and entrepreneurs such as Walt Disney, Chuck Jones, Tex Avery, Mel Blanc, and a legion of others, In all, Malitn has put together a glorious celebration of a universally loved segment of Americana.

Includes the most extensive filmography on cartoons ever compiled.

Baker & Taylor
Walt Disney, Paul Terry, Walter Lantz, Winsor McCay, Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera, and Ralph Bakshi are among the artists whose work is examined in a history of the animated cartoon

Publisher: New York : New American Library, [1987]
Edition: Revised edition
Copyright Date: ©1987
ISBN: 9780452259935
Branch Call Number: 791.433 MALTI
Characteristics: ix, 485 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Notes: Includes index
"A Plume book."


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