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Pixar's Boy Stories: Masculinity in a Postmodern Age

by Shannon R. Wooden & Ken Gillam

This volume examines films produced by Pixar Animation Studios between 1995 and 2013, exploring how boys become men and how men measure up in films from Toy Story to Monsters University. Offering counterintuitive...


Anime Explosion!: The What? Why? and Wow! of Japanese Animation, Revised and Updated Edition

by Patrick Drazen

One of the best overviews of the anime phenomenon, its history and cultural significance, ideal for surveys and in-depth study.


The Best Saturdays of Our Lives

by Mark McCray

Mark McCray wasnt the only boy who loved Saturday morning cartoons, but he may have been the only one to call the networks and tell them what he liked and disliked about them.

For instance, he was blown away...


A Celebration of Animation

by Martin Gitlin & Joe Wos

Few morose thoughts permeate the brain when Yosemite Sam calls Bugs Bunny a “long-eared galut” or a frustrated Homer Simpson blurts out his famous catch-word, “D’oh!” A Celebration of Animation explores...


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll

One of the most popular and most quoted books in English, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” was the creation of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898), a distinguished scholar, mathematician, and author...


The Complete Collection (Illustrated)

by Lewis Carroll

Complete fictional writings of Lewis Carroll with 285 original illustrations. The collection comes with inline tables of contents and links after each text/chapter which lead back to the respective tables. Contents:...


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll

One of the most popular and most quoted books in English, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” was the creation of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898), a distinguished scholar, mathematician, and author...


Animating the Science Fiction Imagination

by J.P. Telotte

Long before flying saucers, robot monsters, and alien menaces invaded our movie screens in the 1950s, there was already a significant but overlooked body of cinematic science fiction. Through analyses of early...


The Digitization of Cinematic Visual Effects

by Rama Venkatasawmy

The Digitization of Cinematic Visual Effects: Hollywood’s Coming of Age, by Rama Venkatasawmy, analyzes how the Hollywood cinema industry’s visual effects applications have not only motivated the expansion...


Dreamland Japan

by Frederik L. Schodt

This landmark book, first published at the height of the manga boom, is offered in a hardcover collector's edition with a new foreword and afterword. Frederik L. Schodt looks at the classic publications and...


Estonian Animation

by Chris Robinson

Ever wonder why Estonian animation features so many carrots or why cows often perform pyramids? Well, neither question is answered in Chris Robinson’s new book, Estonian Animation. Robinson’s frank, humorous,...


Playable Bodies

by Kiri Miller

What happens when machines teach humans to dance? Dance video games transform players' experiences of popular music, invite experimentation with gendered and racialized movement styles, and present new possibilities...


Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S.

by Roland Kelts

Contemporary Japanese pop culture such as anime and manga (Japanese animation and comic books) is Asia's equivalent of the Harry Potter phenomenon--an overseas export that has taken America by storm. While Hollywood...


Good Girls and Wicked Witches: Changing Representations of Women in Disney's Feature Animation, 1937-2001

by Amy M. Davis

In Good Girls and Wicked Witches, Amy M. Davis re-examines the notion that Disney heroines are rewarded for passivity. Davis proceeds from the assumption that, in their representations of femininity, Disney...


Animation: Art and Industry

by Maureen Furniss

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...


Debating Disney: Pedagogical Perspectives on Commercial Cinema

by Douglas Brode & Shea T. Brode

Disney continues to be one of the dominant forces of popular culture, not only in America, but worldwide. The company’s various films have drawn a mix of admiration and disdain. This collection of essays consider...


The Astro Boy Essays: Osamu Tezuka, Mighty Atom, and the Manga/Anime Revolution

by Frederik L. Schodt

A tribute to Japan's "god of manga" by his longtime American friend and translator.


Yesterday is Forever: Nostalgia and Pixar Animation Studios

by Josh Spiegel

Since its first feature film in 1995, Pixar Animation Studios has often been treated, rightly, as a powerful, influential, and forward-thinking animation company. However, many of its films are incredibly besotted...


Japanese Animation: East Asian Perspectives

by Masao Yokota & Tze-yue G. Hu

East Asian critiques and discussion of a powerful Japanese export and popular art form