Funny Pictures: Animation and Comedy in Studio-Era Hollywood by Daniel Ira Goldmark

Funny Pictures: Animation and Comedy in Studio-Era Hollywood

byDaniel Ira Goldmark, Charles Keil

Kobo ebook | July 21, 2011

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This collection of essays explores the link between comedy and animation in studio-era cartoons, from filmdom’s earliest days through the twentieth century. Written by a who’s who of animation authorities, Funny Pictures offers a stimulating range of views on why animation became associated with comedy so early and so indelibly, and illustrates how animation and humor came together at a pivotal stage in the development of the motion picture industry. To examine some of the central assumptions about comedy and cartoons and to explore the key factors that promoted their fusion, the book analyzes many of the key filmic texts from the studio years that exemplify animated comedy. Funny Pictures also looks ahead to show how this vital American entertainment tradition still thrives today in works ranging from The Simpsons to the output of Pixar.
Title:Funny Pictures: Animation and Comedy in Studio-Era HollywoodFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 21, 2011Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520950127

ISBN - 13:9780520950122

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