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Understanding Animation

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ISBN-10: 0415115973

ISBN-13: 9780415115971

Edition: 1998

Authors: Paul Wells

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Animated film is commonly perceived as children's play and is often neglected as a serious form of cinematic art. WithUnderstanding Animation,Paul Wells aims to change that. Part history, part theory, part celebration, this book explores approaches to animation through an eclectic range of case studies fromBetty Boop's Snow White,to Jan Svankmajer'sJabberwocky.Opening with a discussion of the early history of animation through experimental figures like Emile Reynaud and J. Stuart Blackton, Wells also discusses narrative, realism and Disney-esque hyper-realism, the construction of comedy, representations of race and gender, the construction of comedy, and animation and audience research.…    
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Book details

List price: $61.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/26/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.25" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Introduction: 'Seeing the brick'
Thinking about animated film
Notes towards a theory of animation
Once upon a time: Narrative strategies
25 ways to start laughing
Issues in representation
Animation and audiences: 'My mother used to call me Thumper!'