Reader in Animation Studies

ISBN-10: 1864620005

ISBN-13: 9781864620009

Edition: 1997

Authors: Jayne Pilling

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A Reader in Animation Studies reflects a growing interest in animation as a medium that spans a far wider range of films than that of cartoons for children. Animation has emerged from its previously marginalised status both in terms of growing adult audiences for the heterogeneous range of films that come under the heading 'animation' and in terms of providing a corpus of work deserving serious academic analysis and study.The serious study of popular culture has provided fertile ground for the development of sophisticated forms of critical commentary, and cartoons - both from the classic Hollywood era and from more contemporary feature films and television series - offer a rich field for detailed investigation and analysis. An even greater richness is provided by the growing Western appetite for Japanese anime. At the same time, animation has provided the stimulus for a wide range of analyses drawing from the traditions and theoretical engagements of many other disciplines, including film, television and media studies, art history and criticism, feminism and gender studies. All these fileds and modes of analysis are reflected in A Reader in Animation Studies, which also engages with the long tradition of art-animation - particularly in Eastern and Western Europe - which prompt different critical responses. A Reader in Animation Studies also engages with the fascinating issues about the very definition of animation raised with the fairly recent development of the use of computer technologies.An indispensable tool for academics, researchers and students of film, television, media, art and cultural studies as well as offering a fascinating account for the general reader of this massively popular field of media entertainment.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 5/22/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Introduction, by Jayne Pilling New technologies
What is animation and who needs to know? An essay on definitions
'Reality' effects in computer animation
Second-order realism and post-modern aesthetics in computer animation Andy Darley Text and context: Analyses of individual films
The Quay brothers' The Epic of Gilgamesh and the 'metaphysics of obscenity'
Narrative strategies for resistance and protest in Eastern European animation
Putting themselves in the pictures: Images of women in the work of Joanna Quinn
An analysis of Susan Pitt's Asparagus and Joanna Priestley's All My Relations
Clay animation comes out of the inkwell: The Fleischer brothers and clay animation
Bartosch's The Idea
Norman McLaren and Jules Engel: Post-modernists
Disney, Warner Bros. and Japanese animation
12 The thief of Buena Vista: Disney's Aladdin and Orientalism
Animatophilia, cultural production and corporate interests: The case of Ren & Stimpy
14 Francis Bacon and Walt Disney revisited
Body consciousness in the films of Jan Svankmajer
Eisenstein and Stokes on Disney: Film animation and omnipotence
Towards a post-modern animated discourse: Bakhtin, intertextuality and the cartoon carnival
18 Restoring the aesthetics of early abstract films
Resistance and subversion in animated films of the Nazi era: The case of Hans Fischerkoesen
European influences on early Disney feature films
Norm Ferguson and the Latin American films of Walt Disney
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