Crafton, Donald. Before Mickey: The Animated Film, 1898–1928. 2nd ed. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1993.
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Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0-226-11667-0
BibTeX citation key: Crafton1982
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Keywords: "Felix the Cat", Animation, Cohl. Emile, Historical account, McCay. Winsor, Messmer. Otto, Randformen des Comics
Publisher: Univ. of Chicago Press (Chicago)
This witty and fascinating study reminds us that there was animation before Disney: about thirty years of creativity and experimentation flourishing in such extraordinary work as Gertie the Dinosaur and Felix the Cat. Before Mickey, the first and only in-depth history of animation from 1898–1928, includes accounts of mechanical ingenuity, marketing and art. Crafton is equally adept at explaining techniques of sketching and camera work, evoking characteristic styles of such pioneering animators as Winsor McCay and Ladislas Starevitch, placing work in its social and economic context, and unraveling the aesthetic impact of specific cartoons.
Table of Contents
Otto Messmer: Foreword (xv)
Animation: Myth, Magic, and Industry (3)
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