Cartoon Music Book

ISBN-10: 1556524730

ISBN-13: 9781556524738

Edition: 2002

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The popularity of cartoon music, from Carl Stalling’s work for Warner Bros. to Disney sound tracks andThe Simpsons’ song parodies, has never been greater. This lively and fascinating look at cartoon music’s past and present collects contributions from well-known music critics and cartoonists, and interviews with the principal cartoon composers. Here Mark Mothersbaugh talks about his music forRugrats, Alf Clausen about composing forThe Simpsons, Carl Stalling about his work for Walt Disney and Warner Bros., Irwin Chusid about Raymond Scott’s work, Will Friedwald aboutCasper the Friendly Ghost, Richard Stone about his music forAnimaniacs, Joseph Lanza aboutRen and Stimpy, and much, much more.
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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Daniel Goldmark Daniel Goldmark is an assistant professor of music at the University of Alabama and for four years was an editor and a producer for Rhino Records; his Tunes for Toons is scheduled to be published in 2003. He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Yuval Taylor is the editor of A Cappella; his edited collections include The Future of Jazz and I Was Born a Slave. He lives in Chicago.

Yuval Taylor, senior editor at Chicago Review Press, is the coauthor of "Faking It "and the editor of "I Was Born a Slave". He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Film critic and historian Leonard Maltin was born in New York City on December 18, 1950. He grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey and began writing as a teen. Maltin received a degree in journalism from New York University and has published articles in numerous film journals, newspapers, and magazines. He is well-known for his bestselling annual, Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, the first edition of which he created at the age of 18. Maltin has written or edited many other film-related books and television specials, and he has hosted, produced and/or written video documentaries. His title Leonard Maltin's 2012 Movie Guide made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. He has hosted radio and cable programs, was a film critic for Playboy magazine, and has been the movie reviewer for Entertainment Tonight since 1982. Maltin has also appeared in several animated television series including South Park. He lectures on film and taught for nine years at New York City's New School for Social Research. Maltin currently teaches in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. He has been a guest curator for the film department of New York's Museum of Modern Art, president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and a member of the National Film Preservation Board and the Advisory Board of the Hollywood Entertainment Museum. Maltin has been the recipient of awards and citations from the American Society of Cinematographers, Anthology Film Archives, The Society of Cinephiles, and the Telluride Film Festival.

Main Title
Tunes for Toons: A Cartoon Music Primer
An Episodic History of Cartoon Music
Animated Cartoons and Slap-Stick Comedy
Make Walt's Music: Music for Disney Animation, 1928-1967
An Interview with Carl Stalling
Hidey Hidey Hidey Ho ... Boop-Boop-A Doop! The Fleischer Studio and Jazz Cartoons
I Love to Hear a Minstrel Band: Walt Disney's The Band Concert
Disney, Stokowski, and the Genius of Fantasia
Music and the Animated Cartoon
Classical Music and Hollywood Cartoons: A Primer on the Cartoon Canon
Music in Cartoons
Personality on the Sound Track: A Glimpse Behind the Scenes and Sequences in Filmland
Make Mine Music and the End of the Swing Era
Sublime Perversity: The Music of Carl Stalling
Carl Stalling, Improviser & Bill Lava, Acme Minimalist
Raymond Scott: Accidental Music for Animated Mayhem
Winston Sharples and the "Inner Casper" (or Huey Has Two Mommies)
An Interview with Hoyt Curtin
Rock 'n' Roll Cartoons
"Put One Note in Front of the Other": The Music of Maury Laws
Cartoon Music Today
Merrie Melodies: Cartoon Music's Contemporary Resurgence
An Interview with Mark Mothersbaugh
Robots, Romance, and Ronin: Music in Japanese Anime
An Interview with Richard Stone, Steve Bernstein, and Julie Bernstein
An Interview with Alf Clausen
I Kid Because I Love: The Music of The Simpsons
An Interview with John Zorn
Rhapsody in Spew: Romantic Underscores in The Ren & Stimpy Show
End Title
A Very Visual Kind of Music: The Cartoon Soundtrack Beyond the Screen
Cartoon Music: A Select Discography
About the Contributors
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