America toons in : a history of television animation

by Perlmutter, David, 1980-

Format: Print Book 2014
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PN1992.8.A59 P47 2014
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PN1992.8.A59 P47 2014
Animation has been part of television since the start of the medium but it has rarely received unbiased recognition from media scholars. More often, it has been ridiculed for supposedly poor technical quality, accused of trafficking in violence aimed at children and neglected for indulging in vulgar behaviour. These accusations are often made categorically, out of prejudice or ignorance, with little attempt to understand the importance of each programme on its own terms. This book is a serious look at the whole genre of television animation, from the early themes and practises through the evolution of the art to the present day.

Examining the productions of individual studios and producers, the author establishes a means of understanding their work in new ways, at the same time discussing the ways in which the genre has often been unfairly marginalised by critics, and how, especially in recent years, producers have both challenged and embraced this ""marginally"" as a vital part of their work. By taking seriously something often thought to be frivolous, the book provides a framework for understanding the persistent presence of television animation in the American media - and how surprisingly influential it has been.
Additional Information
Subjects Animated television programs -- United States -- History and criticism.
Animated television programs -- Social aspects -- United States.
Publisher Jefferson, North Carolina :McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers,2014
Language English
Description viii, 414 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-401) and index.
ISBN 9780786476503
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