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100 greatest American and British animated films

by Hischak, Thomas S.,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction NC1766.U5 H57 2018x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  NC1766.U5 H57 2018x
Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 791.4 H
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  791.4 H
Animation has been a staple of the filmmaking process since the early days of cinema. Animated shorts had been produced for decades, but not until 1937 did a major studio venture into animated features when Walt Disney produced Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Of the hundreds of animated feature films made since, many have proven their importance over the years while also entertaining generations of audiences. There are also many recent animated movies that promise to become classics in the field. In 100 Greatest American British Animated Films, Thomas S, Hischak looks at the most innovative, influential, and entertaining features that have been produced since the late 1930s--from traditional hand-drawn works and stop-motion films to computer-generated wonders. These movies have been selected not simply because of their popularity or critical acceptance but for their importance. Entries in this volume contain -plot information -production history -critical reaction -commentary on the film's cinematic quality -a discussion of the film's influence -voice casts -production credits -songs -sequels, spin-offs, Broadway versions, and television adaptations -awards and nominations Each movie is also discussed in the context of its original release as well as the ways in which the film has lived on in the years since. Familiar favorites and lesser-known gems are included, making the book a fascinating journey for both the avid animation fan and the everyday moviegoer. With a sweeping look at more than eight decades of movies, 100 Greatest American and British Animated Films highlights some of the most treasured features of all time.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Author Hischak (100 Greatest American Plays, 2017) has chosen 100 American and British animated films based on their historical significance (e.g., Fantasia, Yellow Submarine), technical innovation (e.g., TRON, Toy Story, Chicken Run), subject matter (e.g., Pocahontas, Fritz the Cat), or general quality (e.g., Bambi, Charlotte's Web). Not surprisingly, American films, particularly those by Disney Studios, dominate. The choices are largely predictable, although The Iron Giant is missing. The book is arranged alphabetically, and each film is covered in a three-to-four-page entry that includes credits, plot summary, movie still, songs list, production notes, awards, and trivia. A name index concludes the volume. The writing is engaging and positive. This reference is a pleasant addition for the film collection.--Farmer, Lesley Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Animated films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Animated films -- Great Britain -- History and criticism.
Publisher Lanham :2018
Other Titles One hundred greatest American and British animated films
Language English
Description xv, 379 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-364) and index.
ISBN 9781538105689
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