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Animation: The Global History


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PART 1: Origins of Animation * 1. Setting the Scene for Animation * 2. The Magic of Early Cinema * 3. Foundations of the Animation Industry * 4. The Late Silent Era and the Coming of Sound * PART 2: Early Animation * 5. Animation as Modern Art 6. Disney's New Aesthetic * 7. Style and the Fleischer Studio * 8. Comedy and the Dominance of American Animation

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The first-ever comprehensive history of animation surveys the evolution of this dynamic industry around the world - from Hollywood to Tokyo, from Moscow to Sydney.

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Maureen Furniss is the program director of Experimental Animation at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). She is the founding editor of Animation Journal (1992-present) and author of several books on the subject. Furniss received the Variety Creative Impact in Animation Education Award 2016, and also won the Animafest Zagreb 2017 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Animation Studies.


'Easily one of the best books I have read. If you are involved in the animation industry or educating future animators, this book is a must read and I highly recommend it for your bookshelf and/or classroom ' - Andre Thomas - Texas A&M University, TX, USA
'An important guide to this medium ... highlights the need to complement the "old" with the "new" to enable the story of animation to continue' - Jane Batkin - University of Lincoln, UK
'This erudite, marvellous resource gives us the one-volume overview of the field that we have been waiting for' - Dr Kirsten Moana Thompson - Victoria University, New Zealand
'A fantastic textbook that fills a lamentable void in animation studies - thorough and engaging for teachers and students alike, it is now my go-to book for my History of Animation course' - Matthew Ramsey - Salve Regina University, RI, USA
'Treasures aplenty' - Eye

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