Estonian Animation: Between Genius and Utter Illiteracy

by Chris Robinson

Indiana University Press | January 30, 2007 | Trade Paperback

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Ever wonder why Estonian animation features so many carrots or why cows often perform pyramids? Well, neither question is answered in Chris Robinson''s new book, Estonian Animation. Robinson''s frank, humorous, and thoroughly researched book traces the history of Estonia''s acclaimed animation scene from early experiments in the 1930s to the creation of puppet (Nukufilm) and cel (Joonisfilm) animation studios during the Soviet era, as well as Estonia''s surprising international success during the post-Soviet era. In addition, Robinson writes about the discovery of films by four 1960s animation pioneers who, until the release of this book, had been unknown to most Estonian and international animation historians.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 212 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.55 in

Published: January 30, 2007

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0861966678

ISBN - 13: 9780861966677

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Estonian Animation: Between Genius and Utter Illiteracy

by Chris Robinson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 212 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.55 in

Published: January 30, 2007

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0861966678

ISBN - 13: 9780861966677

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Previous Attractions
2. The Lost Films
3. The Dictator and the Democrat
4. The Missing Links
5. The Preachers
6. Estonia Catches Up wtih Modern Art
7. Fast Chicks and Imbeciles
8. Nukufilm: Changing of the Guard
9. Music...Please
10. Uncorked
11. The Next Wave
12. Will the Strip Snap?
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From the Publisher

Ever wonder why Estonian animation features so many carrots or why cows often perform pyramids? Well, neither question is answered in Chris Robinson''s new book, Estonian Animation. Robinson''s frank, humorous, and thoroughly researched book traces the history of Estonia''s acclaimed animation scene from early experiments in the 1930s to the creation of puppet (Nukufilm) and cel (Joonisfilm) animation studios during the Soviet era, as well as Estonia''s surprising international success during the post-Soviet era. In addition, Robinson writes about the discovery of films by four 1960s animation pioneers who, until the release of this book, had been unknown to most Estonian and international animation historians.

About the Author

Chris Robinson is an Ottawa-based author who has been a director of the Ottawa International Animation Festival since 1994. A noted animation commentator, curator, and historian, Robinson has become a leading expert on Canadian and international independent animation. His books include Between Genius and Utter Illiteracy: A Story of Estonian Animation; Unsung Heroes of Animation; and the critically acclaimed Stole This from a Hockey Card: A Philosophy of Hockey, Doug Harvey, Identity and Booze.

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