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There is not a better or complete survey of American cartoons on the market Michael Barrier brings a lifetime s gather of information and interviews to this definitive telling of animation s Classic Era history As reference or pure enjoyment, Hollywood Cartoons is without peer It is an absolute must for bookshelves of anyone who grew up with cartoons, whether in theaters, on TV, or as home video collections As to the latter, I d propose Hollywood Cartoons as ideal companion for watching Looney Tunes on DVD, or Popeye, the Disney classics whatever your choice Michael Barrier gives a fullest background and inside account of how these cartoons were made and the artists in back of them, his the final word on animation in its glory day. Books on the history of animation, especially the early ones, tend to fall into the trap of Disney worshipping, which Barrier thankfully avoids However, in his zeal to prove he is not Disney s lap dog, he unfairly bashes some of the studio s features including one I consider on a par with the best of them, Lady and the Tramp He gives the same slash and burn treatment to the Warner Bros studio Clampett, in his view, was apparently nothing than a second rate hack, when Clampett in fact hit a period of sheer brilliance in the early to mid forties Book Revue, The Great Piggy Bank Robbery, The Old Grey Hare and Baby Bottleneck were all Clampett creations, and occupy many of the top slots in Jerry Beck s book The Fifty Greatest Cartoons Ever Barrier dismisses them all, as well as Clampett s abilities as a draftsman I would say he is partial to Jones in his longtime feud with Clampett, but Jones falls victim as well Still, it is worth reading if you like behind the scenes stories of the animation industry. This is really a history of Disney animation in the 30s, with a few random comments about competitors. Hollywood Cartoons is an outstanding piece of work Barrier is both thorough and opinionated which I consider a good thing If you re writing a nonfiction book, don t just give me the facts, tell me what you think Cartoons was one of the sources for my own book,An Animation Miscellany I have dozens of books on classic hand drawn animation and only a few are worthy of being used for research Hollywood Cartoons is on that short list. In Hollywood Cartoons, Michael Barrier Takes Us On A Glorious Guided Tour Of American Animation In The S, S, And S, To Meet The Legendary Artists And Entrepreneurs Who Created Bugs Bunny, Betty Boop, Mickey Mouse, Wile E Coyote, Donald Duck, Tom And Jerry, And Many Other Cartoon Favorites Beginning With Black And White Silent Cartoons, Barrier Offers An Insightful Account, Taking Us Inside Early New York Studios And Such Hollywood Giants As Disney, Warner Bros And MGM Barrier Excels At Illuminating The Creative Side Of Animation Revealing How Stories Are Put Together, How Animators Develop A Character, How Technical Innovations Enhance The Realism Of Cartoons Here Too Are Colorful Portraits Of The Giants Of The Field, From Walt And Roy Disney And Their Animators, To Bill Hanna And Joe Barbera Based On Hundreds Of Interviews With Veteran Animators, Hollywood Cartoons Gives Us The Definitive Inside Look At This Colorful Era And At The Creative Process Behind These Marvelous Cartoons This Definitive Depiction Of Our Most American Medium Will Leave All But The Most Hardened Disnophobe Shouting Yabba Dabba Doo The Boston Book Review Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age


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