Donald Crafton's Before Mickey: The Animated Film 1898-1928 PDF

By Donald Crafton

This witty and interesting research reminds us that there has been animation sooner than Disney: approximately thirty years of creativity and experimentation flourishing in such notable paintings as Girdie the Dinosaur and Felix the Cat. Before Mickey, the 1st and merely in-depth heritage of animation from 1898-1928, comprises bills of mechanical ingenuity, advertising and paintings. Crafton is both adept at explaining options of sketching and digicam paintings, evoking attribute sorts of such pioneering animators as Winsor McCay and Ladislas Starevitch, putting paintings in its social and fiscal context, and unraveling the cultured impression of particular cartoons.

"Before Mickey's scholarship is kind of full of life and its descriptions are evocative and sometimes humorous. The historical past of animation coexisted with that of live-action movie yet hasn't ever been given as a lot attention."—Tim Hunter, New York Times

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