Animation-Art and Industry is an introductory reader covering a broad range of animation studies topics, focusing on both American and international contexts. It provides information about key individuals in the fields of both independent and experimental animation, and introduces a variety of topics relevant to the critical study of media-censorship, representations of gender and race, and the relationship between popular culture and fine art. Essays span the silent era to the present, include new media such as web animation and gaming, and address animation made using a variety of techniques.
Maureen Furniss is founding editor of Animation Journal. She is a professor in the School of Film and Video at the California Institute of the Arts.
Introduction: Maureen Furniss Part I. Global Perspectives Cecile Starr Fine Art Animation William Moritz Some Critical Perspectives on Lotte Reiniger Esther Leslie It's Mickey Mouse Terence Dobson Norman McLaren: His UNESCO Work in Asia Patrick Drazen Conventions versus Cliches Helen McCarthy My Neighbor Totoro Marian Quigley Glocalisation vs. Globalization: The Work of Nick Park and Peter Lord Terry Lindvall and Matthew Melton Toward a Postmodern Animated Discourse: Bakhtin, Intertexuality and the Cartoon Carnival Edwin Carels 1895: Animation, History and the Metafilm Jorgen Stensland Innocent Play or the Copycat Effect? Computer Game Research and Classification Part II. Animation in America John Canemaker Winsor McCay J.B. Kaufman The Live Wire: Margaret J. Winkler and Animation History Bill Mikulak Disney and the Art World: The Early Years John Lewell The Art of Chuck Jones Charles Solomon The Disney Studio at War Jules Engel Untitled essay in "The United Productions of America: Reminiscing Thirty Years Later" Edited by William Moritz. ASIFA Canada Karl Cohen Blacklisted Animators Michael Frierson Clay Animation and the Early Days of Television: The 'Gumby' series Bill Hanna and Tom Ito Commercial Breaks George Griffin Cartoon, Anti-Cartoon James Lindner; John Lasseter; Tina Price; and Carl Rosendahl Computers, New Technology and Animation Sean Griffin The Illusion of 'Identity': Gender and Racial Representation in Aladdin Linda Simensky Selling Bugs Bunny: Warner Bros. and Character Merchandising in the Nineties