Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age by Michael BarrierHollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age by Michael Barrier

Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age

byMichael Barrier

Paperback | September 25, 2003

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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 cartoonfavorites. 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, howanimators 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, 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.
Michael Barrier is a recognized authority on film cartoons. For many years he was the publisher and editor of Funnyworld, the most widely respected magazine devoted to the animated film. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
Title:Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden AgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 1.61 inPublished:September 25, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195167295

ISBN - 13:9780195167290

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"Michael Barrier's meticulously researched yet enchantingly innocent Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in its Golden Age restores much of the magic to the cartoon kingdom. This definitive depiction of our most American medium will leave all but the most hardened Disnophobe shoutingYabba-Dabba-Doo!"--Jacob M. Appel, The Boston Book Review