A celebration of animation : the 100 greatest cartoon characters in television history

by Gitlin, Marty,

Format: Print Book 2018
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Summary
Few morose thoughts permeate the brain when Yosemite Sam calls Bugs Bunny a "long-eared galut" or a frustrated Homer Simpson blurts out his famous catch-word, "D'oh " A Celebration of Animation explores the best-of-the-best cartoon characters from the 1920s to the 21st century. Casting a wide net, it includes characters both serious and humorous, and ranging from silly to malevolent. But all the greats gracing this book are sure to trigger nostalgic memories of carefree Saturday mornings or after-school hours with family and friends in front of the TV set.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Cultural historian Gitlin (Powerful Moments in Sports) and cartoonist Wos (Myths and Monsters) set themselves an almost impossible task: ranking "the greatest cartoon characters ever to grace the small screen." Readers may disagree with the individual rankings-Bugs Bunny at #1, Homer Simpson at #2-but the authors succeed in their goal of capturing a near definitive list of animated legends in this thoughtful and funny book. Starting with "an objective set of criteria" for placement, including factors such as "legacy," "longevity," and "uniqueness of voice," the authors lucidly explain their decisions. Each entry provides basic historical information, a section of "tidbits essential to understanding the animated subject" (e.g., Peter Griffin of Family Guy was inspired by Archie Bunker), and a final section that explains the basis for the actual ranking (Bugs Bunny is #1 because of his "status through three quarters of a century"; Homer Simpson is #2 because he is "the central character in easily the most successful primetime cartoon ever"). But the real fun comes in the middle: Is Rocko (#51) really better than Charlie Brown (#56)? And are Beavis and Butthead (#26) really better than both? The book will inspire countless debates and arguments. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Cartoon characters -- Miscellanea.
Animated television programs -- Miscellanea.
Trivia and miscellanea.
Publisher Guilford, Connecticut :2018
Contributors Wos, Joe, author.
Language English
Description xv, 296 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781630762780
1630762784
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