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Author Barrier, J. Michael.

Title Hollywood cartoons : American animation in its golden age / Michael Barrier.

Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  791.433 BARR    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 648 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [575]-625) and index.
Contents About the "Flip Books" -- Pt. I. Cartoon Acting. 1. Beginnings, 1911-1930 -- "Flip Book": Rubber-hose Animation. 2. Disney, 1930-1933. 3. Disney, 1933-1936. 4. Disney's Rivals, 1928-1937. 5. Disney, 1936-1938. 6. Disney, 1938-1941 -- "Flip Book": Stretch and Squash. 7. Declines and Falls, 1937-1942 -- Pt. II. Cartoon Reality. 8. Warner Bros., 1933-1940. 9. The Disney Diaspora, 1942-1950. 10. MGM, 1939-1952. 11. Warner Bros., 1941-1945 -- "Flip Book": Smear Animation. 12. Warner Bros., 1945-1953. 13. UPA, 1944-1952. 14. The Iris Closes, 1952-1966.
Summary In Hollywood Cartoons, Michael Barrier takes us on a 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 such as Winsor McCay's Gertie the Dinosaur, Barrier offers an insightful account of animation's first flowering, 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 "realism" of cartoons. Here too are colorful portraits of the giants of the field, from Walt and Roy Disney and their animators (including Ub Iwerks, Bill Tytia, and Ward Kimball), to Dave and Max Fleischer, Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, Chuck Jones, and Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera. Along the way, Barrier gives us an inside look at the making of such groundbreaking cartoons as the Out of the Inkwell series (with KoKo the Clown), Steamboat Willie (the first successful sound cartoon), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Bambi.
Subject Animated films -- United States.
ISBN 0195037596 (alk. paper)