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A Mickey Mouse Reader

by Garry Apgar

The first anthology to chart the Disney character's ascent to the rank of global icon


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 A to Z of Animation and Cartoons

by Nichola Dobson

The A to Z of Animation and Cartoons is an introduction to all aspects of animation history and its development as a technology and industry beyond the familiar cartoons from the Disney and Warner Bros. Studios....


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...


Funny Pictures: Animation and Comedy in Studio-Era Hollywood

by Daniel Ira Goldmark & Charles Keil

This collection of essays explores the link between comedy and animation in studio-era cartoons, from filmdom's earliest days through the twentieth century. Written by a who's who of animation authorities, Funny...


John Coates: The Man Who Built the Snowman

by Marie Beardmore & Foreword by Raymond Briggs. Marie Beardmore

John Coates is best known as the producer of The Snowman, When the Wind Blows, Wind in the Willows, Willows in Winter, and Famous Fred, and as the man behind the Beatles film Yellow Submarine. This intimate...


Out of the Inkwell: Max Fleischer and the Animation Revolution

by Richard Fleischer

Max Fleischer (1883--1972) was for years considered Walt Disney's only real rival in the world of cartoon animation. The man behind the creation of such legendary characters as Betty Boop and the animation of...


The Poetics of Slumberland: Animated Spirits and the Animating Spirit

by Scott Bukatman

In The Poetics of Slumberland, Scott Bukatman celebrates play, plasmatic possibility, and the life of images in cartoons, comics, and cinema. Bukatman begins with Winsor McCay's Little Nemo in Slumberland to...


Handsome Heroes and Vile Villains: Masculinity in Disney's Feature Films

by Amy M. Davis

From the iconic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) to Tangled, the 2010 retelling of Rapunzel, Handsome Heroes and Vile Villains looks at the portrayal of male characters in Disney films from the perspective...


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 Edited 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...