The Animated Film Encyclopedia

A Complete Guide to American Shorts, Features and Sequences, 1900–1999, 2d ed.


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About the Book

In the course of its rich history, cinematic animation has developed from silent monochrome images to sound-filled shorts that ran theatrically with newsreels and adventure serials, and ultimately to prestigious feature films like Disney’s Fantasia. This second edition of The Animated Film Encyclopedia: 1900–1979 (McFarland, 2000) is a comprehensive listing of theatrical animated cartoons through the end of the 20th century, as well as significant animated sequences in live-action films. New to this edition are many titles involving computer-generated animation (CGI), including the resoundingly successful Toy Story (1995).
An introduction discusses the events leading from the early days of animation to the advent of computer graphics imagery. Each of the thousands of individual entries includes production information, date, running time, and a synopsis. Full voice credits are also provided for many of the films.

About the Author(s)

Artist and writer Graham Webb has done animation work for The Yellow Submarine, ghosted for children’s comics and supplied articles for a variety of publications. He lives in Kent, England.

Bibliographic Details

Graham Webb
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 515
Bibliographic Info: abbreviation key, appendix, index
Copyright Date: 2011
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4985-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8612-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi

Introduction      1

Abbreviations      3


Appendix: Series Lists      395

Index      409

Book Reviews & Awards

“fascinating and detailed history of animation…a treasure trove of fascinating information”—Reference Reviews; “Reviews of the first edition: “capsule reviews and scholarly information on more than 7,000 English-language animated films…an important book…. Recommended”—Library Journal; “impressively thorough and comprehensive…[this] handy, indispensable tool for quick and helpful reference is recommended for all students, fans, and researchers in animation studies”—Choice; “an invaluable acquisition”—ARBA; “the most extensive filmography available for American animation”—Booklist; “absolutely essential to anyone doing research into animated film history”—Big Reel; “a monumental work…the definitive animation reference work”—Film Review; “more comprehensive than any other similar reference”—Communications Booknotes Quarterly.