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The World History of Animation

by University of California Press
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Lavishly illustrated and encyclopedic in scope, The World History of Animation tells the genre’s 100-year-old story around the globe, featuring key players in Europe, North America, and Asia. From its earliest days, animation has developed multiple iterations and created myriad dynamic styles, innovative techniques, iconic characters, and memorable stories. Stephen Cavalier’s comprehensive account is organized chronologically and covers pioneers, feature films, television programs, digital films, games, independent films, and the web. An exhaustive time line of films and innovations acts as the narrative backbone, and must-see films are listed along with synopses and in-depth biographies of individuals and studios. The book explains the evolution of animation techniques, from rotoscoping to refinements of cel techniques, direct film, claymation, and more. A true global survey, The World History of Animation is an exciting and inspirational journey through the large and still-expanding animation universea place as limitless as the human imagination.

A comprehensive international history of animation, featuring all genres,

styles, media, and techniques

Features film, television, and web-based animation

Illustrated in full color throughout

Includes comprehensive biographies of leading practitioners

How to Write for Animation

by Overlook Books
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The world of animation has expanded far beyond the children's fare generations of Americans have grown up watching. Hit television series like South Park, The Simpsons, and King of the Hill have blurred the boundary between sitcom and cartoon and have aimed straight for adult audiences with a powerful admixture of social commentary and outright hilarity.

In movie theaters, with films like Toy Story and Shrek, digital technology has enabled animators to produce films both of stunningly realistic quality and the imagination and fantasy that the genre has always supplied. In the meantime, with recent hits like Tarzan and the forthcoming Atlantis: The Lost Empire, classic animation has never been more popular. It all adds up to an expanding market for writers who have an eye toward the future and an eagerness to work in a medium where the only limit is the depth of their imagination.

With step-by-step instructions, award-winning animation writer Jeffrey Scott details every stop on the road from inspiration to production, with sections on premises, outlines, storyboards, treatments, description, and dialogue, and much more:

* The job market and salaries for animation writing
* Writing animation for the internet
* Creating an animated TV series
* How to rewrite and polish scripts
* How to get hired to write for your favorite animated TV show.

With the insights of a seasoned veteran he also gives foolproof advice on how to sell the finished product-breaking in, getting an agent, negotiating the treacherous Hollywood pitch meeting. How to Write for Animation is the ultimate guide for anyone with ambitions of writing for the most rapidly developing medium in all of entertainment.