Hollywood Cartoons

Hollywood Cartoons

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In Hollywood Cartoons, Michael Barrier takes us on a glorious guided tour of American animation in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s, to meet the legendary artists and entrepreneurs who created Bugs Bunny, Betty Boop, Mickey Mouse, Wile E. Coyote, Donald Duck, Tom and Jerry, and many other cartoon favorites. Beginning with black-and-white silent cartoons, Barrier offers an insightful account, taking us inside early New York studios and such Hollywood giants as Disney, Warner Bros., and MGM. Barrier excels at illuminating the creative side of animation--revealing how stories are put together, how animators develop a character, how technical innovations enhance the qrealismq of cartoons. Here too are colorful portraits of the giants of the field, from Walt and Roy Disney and their animators, to Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera. Based on hundreds of interviews with veteran animators, Hollywood Cartoons gives us the definitive inside look at this colorful era and at the creative process behind these marvelous cartoons.He drove an ambulance in France after World War I and then returned to Kansas City, where the family still owned a house.89 At Kansas City Film Ad, Disney and other cartoonists made cutout figures, riveted at the joints, that were manipulated under the camera in a primitive form of stopmotion animation.90 Even then, Disney wanted to be in business for himself. Fred Harman, another Film Ad cartoonist, later wrote that he and Disney a€œsecretly rented a studio, bought a used Universalanbsp;...

Title:Hollywood Cartoons
Author: Michael Barrier
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2003-11-06

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