Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age
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 cartoon favorites. 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, 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, 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.
Other editions - View all
1976 interview April Art Babbitt artists audience Avery Avery's Babbitt backgrounds Bambi began Bill Bill Tytla Bob Clampett Bosustow Bray Bugs Bunny cartoon studio cartoonist Chuck Jones comedy comic Daffy Dave December Dick Huemer director Disney animators Disney cartoons Disney studio Disney's drawings Dumbo early Fantasia feature February Ferguson film Fleischer Fleischer studio forties Freleng gags Hanna and Barbera Hare Harman and Ising Harman-Ising Hilberman Hollywood Hubley Huemer Hurtz idea inbetweener interview with Gray Ising's Iwerks January Jones's June kind Lantz live action live-action Looney Tunes Lundy Luske Maltese March McKimson meeting notes Merrie Melodies Mickey Mouse model sheet Moore Motion Picture moved Natwick November October Pinocchio Pluto Porky Porky's production released Roy Disney scenes Schlesinger studio screen September sequence Sharpsteen Silly Symphonies Snow White staff storyboard Tashlin Terrytoons thirties Three Little Pigs toons Tytla Walt Disney Warner Bros Warner cartoons York