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Film Rhythm after Sound

by Lea Jacobs

The seemingly effortless integration of sound, movement, and editing in films of the late 1930s stands in vivid contrast to the awkwardness of the first talkies. Film Rhythm after Sound analyzes this evolution...


Funnybooks

by Michael Barrier

Funnybooks is the story of the most popular American comic books of the 1940s and 1950s, those published under the Dell label. For a time, "Dell Comics Are Good Comics" was more than a slogan?it was a simple...


Pixar's Boy Stories

by Shannon R. Wooden & Ken Gillam

Since Toy Story, its first feature in 1995, Pixar Animation Studios has produced a string of commercial and critical successes including Monsters, Inc.; WALL-E; Finding Nemo; The Incredibles; Cars; and Up. In...


She Animates

by Lora Mjolsness & Michele Leigh

  • This book showcases the accomplishments and triumphs of women in Russian animation and reveals their past contributions to not only animation, but also world cinema. Through archival research, historical analysis,...


Animation

by Paul Wells

Animation: Genre and Authorship explores the distinctive language of animation, its production processes, and the particular questions about who makes it, under what conditions, and with what purpose. In this...


Mary Ellen Bute

by Kit Smyth Basquin

Mary Ellen Bute: Pioneer Animator captures the personal and professional life of Mary Ellen Bute (1906–1983) one of the first American filmmakers to create abstract animated films in 1934, also one of the...


Steven Universe: The Tale of Steven

by Rebecca Sugar, Elle Michalka & Angie Wang

The official picture-book adaptation of “Change Your Mind” by series creator Rebecca Sugar!

 

In 2019, Cartoon Network aired a pivotal episode in its Emmy- and Annie-award nominated series Steven Universe...


BoJack Horseman: The Art Before the Horse

by Chris McDonnell, Raphael Bob-Waksberg & Lisa Hanawalt

Netflix?s BoJack Horseman has quickly become one of the most critically acclaimed animated comedy series in recent memory. Set in an off-kilter, cynically spun rendering of modern-day Hollywood, the show follows...


The Simpsons

by Moritz Fink

From its crudely drawn vignettes on The Tracey Ullman Show to its nearly 700 episodes, The Simpsons has evolved from an alternative programming experiment to a worldwide cultural phenomenon. At 30 seasons and...


Art in Motion, Revised Edition

by Maureen Furniss

Art in Motion, Revised Edition is the first comprehensive examination of the aesthetics of animation in its many forms. It gives an overview of the relationship between animation studies and media studies, then...


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

While many books have addressed visual effects in Hollywood cinema, The Digitization of Cinematic Visual Effects: Hollywood’s Coming of Age, by Rama Venkatasawmy, fills an important gap in cinematic analysis...


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...


John Coates

by Marie Beardmore & Raymond Briggs

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...


Good Girls and Wicked Witches

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...


The Anime Encyclopedia, 3rd Revised Edition

by Jonathan Clements & Helen McCarthy

"Impressive, exhaustive, labyrinthine, and obsessive—The Anime Encyclopedia is an astonishing piece of work."—Neil Gaiman

Over one thousand new entries . . . over four thousand updates . . . over one million...