Whether you’re seeking movie gifts or something for the history buffs in your life, this comprehensive guide to animation and cartoons has it all.
Author: Leonard Maltin
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
... bowing, "may I present the Princess Harriet, Slayer of the Wicked Fairy Ratshade, Bane of Ogres, and Champion of the Joust." “Did you really slay a wicked fairy?" whispered August. "Nah,” whispered Harriet. "I just de-magicked her.
Author: Ursula Vernon
Princess Harriet is nobody’s hamster damsel in distress! Book two of this series for Babymouse and Princess in Black fans is filled with even more action and twisted fairy tale fun Princess Harriet has absolutely no interest in brushing her hair, singing duets with woodland animals, or any other typical princess activities. So when a fairy tells a very bored Harriet about twelve mice princesses who are cursed to dance all night long, she happily accepts the quest and sets off with a poncho of invisibility and her trusty battle quail. But when she arrives at the Mouse Kingdom, she discovers there's more to the curse than meets the eye, and trying to help is dangerous business . . . even for a tough princess like Harriet. From the creator of Dragonbreath, comes a laugh-out-loud funny new comic-hybrid series, bursting with girl power and furry fairy tale retellings.
Maltin, Of Mice and Magic, 122. 6. For details on the Terrytoons Strike, I'd like to thank SCG Local 839 secretary Jim Carmichael and 841 business rep Pepe Ruiz for preserving and donating extensive files from the SCG to the archives at ...
Author: Tom Sito
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Some of the most beloved characters in film and television inhabit two-dimensional worlds that spring from the fertile imaginations of talented animators. The movements, characterizations, and settings in the best animated films are as vivid as any live action film, and sometimes seem more alive than life itself. In this case, Hollywood's marketing slogans are fitting; animated stories are frequently magical, leaving memories of happy endings in young and old alike. However, the fantasy lands animators create bear little resemblance to the conditions under which these artists work. Anonymous animators routinely toiled in dark, cramped working environments for long hours and low pay, especially at the emergence of the art form early in the twentieth century. In Drawing the Line, veteran animator Tom Sito chronicles the efforts of generations of working men and women artists who have struggled to create a stable standard of living that is as secure as the worlds their characters inhabit. The former president of America's largest animation union, Sito offers a unique insider's account of animators' struggles with legendary studio kingpins such as Jack Warner and Walt Disney, and their more recent battles with Michael Eisner and other Hollywood players. Based on numerous archival documents, personal interviews, and his own experiences, Sito's history of animation unions is both carefully analytical and deeply personal. Drawing the Line stands as a vital corrective to this field of Hollywood history and is an important look at the animation industry's past, present, and future. Like most elements of the modern commercial media system, animation is rapidly being changed by the forces of globalization and technological innovation. Yet even as pixels replace pencils and bytes replace paints, the working relationship between employer and employee essentially remains the same. In Drawing the Line, Sito challenges the next wave of animators to heed the lessons of their predecessors by organizing and acting collectively to fight against the enormous pressures of the marketplace for their class interests -- and for the betterment of their art form.
What had previously passed: Leonard Maltin, Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons, rev. ed. (New York: New American Library, 1987), 54. Walt exacted meticulous: Arends, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Author: Stanley McChrystal
Publisher: Penguin UK
'People don't quit their jobs, they quit their bosses... The action of leadership is not leading, it's teaming... Leadership is the ecosystem that the leader cultivates' General Stanley McChrystal In Leaders, retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal has written a passionate call to arms, looking to redefine what it means to be a successful leader in today's world. The bestselling author dismantles the outdated Great Man theory of leadership proving that exceptional leaders are not defined by their personalities or achievements but the environments they cultivate. By profiling pairs of iconic leaders from Alexander the Great and Mark Zuckerberg to Winston Churchill and Steve Jobs to Robert E. Lee and Harriet Tubman, McChrystal analyses how each has responded to similar challenges and what we can learn from them. His research, bolstered by decades of management experience from his first day at military academy to his most recent work with the corporate clients of the McChrystal Group, leads him to construct a ground-breaking new paradigm: Effective leadership is not about the leader themselves but the environment they create.
Leonard Maltin, Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons (New York: NAL, 1980), 13–14. 17. Dick Huemer described for Joe Adamson Barré's 75 × 100-foot loft studio in the Bronx in “From This You Are Making a Living?
Author: Richard Koszarski
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
A nostalgic, visual study reveals that many writers, producers, and directors continued to work in New York during the 1920s and 1930s even as film industry executives had centralized the mass production of feature pictures in film factories across Southern California.
For a thorough Warner Bros. animation filmography, see Maltin, Of Mice and Magic, pp. 421–23. 26. For overviews of the casting process in studio-era Hollywood, see Cathy Klaprat, “The Star as Market Strategy: Bette Davis in Another ...
Author: Ethan de Seife
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Frank Tashlin (1913–1972) was a supremely gifted satirist and visual stylist who made an indelible mark on 1950s Hollywood and American popular culture—first as a talented animator working on Looney Tunes cartoons, then as muse to film stars Jerry Lewis, Bob Hope, and Jayne Mansfield. Yet his name is not especially well known today. Long regarded as an anomaly or curiosity, Tashlin is finally given his due in this career-spanning survey. Tashlinesque considers the director’s films in the contexts of Hollywood censorship, animation history, and the development of the genre of comedy in American film, with particular emphasis on the sex, satire, and visual flair that comprised Tashlin’s distinctive artistic and comedic style. Through close readings and pointed analyses of Tashlin’s large and fascinating body of work, Ethan de Seife offers fresh insights into such classic films as Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, The Girl Can’t Help It, Artists and Models, The Disorderly Orderly, and Son of Paleface, as well as numerous Warner Bros. cartoons starring Porky Pig, among others. This is an important rediscovery of a highly unusual and truly hilarious American artist. Includes a complete filmography.
279 Maltin, Of Mice and Magic, pp. 79–80. 280 Maltin, Of Mice and Magic, p. 80. 281 PG is the US rating meaning “Parental Guidance” is advised, implying that the film may not be suitable for some young children. 282 Maltin, Of Mice and ...
Author: Amy M. Davis
Publisher: Indiana University Press
An in-depth view of the way popular female stereotypes were reflected in—and were shaped by—the portrayal of women in Disney’s animated features. In Good Girls and Wicked Witches, Amy M. Davis re-examines the notion that Disney heroines are rewarded for passivity. Davis proceeds from the assumption that, in their representations of femininity, Disney films both reflected and helped shape the attitudes of the wider society, both at the time of their first release and subsequently. Analyzing the construction of (mainly human) female characters in the animated films of the Walt Disney Studio between 1937 and 2001, she attempts to establish the extent to which these characterizations were shaped by wider popular stereotypes. Davis argues that it is within the most constructed of all moving images of the female form—the heroine of the animated film—that the most telling aspects of Woman as the subject of Hollywood iconography and cultural ideas of American womanhood are to be found. “A fascinating compilation of essays in which [Davis] examined the way Disney has treated female characters throughout its history.” —PopMatters
Leonard Maltin, Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons (New York: McGraw-Hill, ¡980), pp. 34–35. 8. Bob Thomas, Walt Disney: An American Original (New York: Simon & Schuster, ¡976). p. 92. 9.
Author: Edwin M. Bradley
This study of early sound shorts begins with an explanation of the development of sound motion pictures in Hollywood by such influential companies as Warner Bros. and Fox, with an emphasis on short subjects, leading up to the first few months when all of the major studios were capable of producing them. The next chapters discuss the impact on other mass entertainments, the development of audible news reels and other non-fiction shorts, as well as the origins of animated sound subjects. A comprehensive list of pre–1932 American–made shorts completes the volume.
Leonard Maltin, Of Mice and Magic (New York: Plume, 1987), 128–29. 65. Ibid, 130. 66. Michael Barrier, The Animated Man: A Life of Walt Disney (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007) 33. 67. Ibid., 67. 68. Ibid. 69.
Author: Richard Lewis Ward
Publisher: SIU Press
"This detailed history of the company from the second decade of the twentieth century to the present fills a gap in the history of the early American film industry. A detailed filmography is available online"--