100 Greatest American and British Animated Films

100 Greatest American and British Animated Films

by Thomas S. Hischak


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Animation has been a staple of the filmmaking process since the early days of cinema. Animated shorts had been produced for decades, but not until 1937 did a major studio venture into animated features when Walt Disney produced Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Of the hundreds of animated feature films made since, many have proven their importance over the years while also entertaining generations of audiences. There are also many recent animated movies that promise to become classics in the field.

In 100 Greatest American British Animated Films, Thomas S, Hischak looks at the most innovative, influential, and entertaining features that have been produced since the late 1930s-from traditional hand-drawn works and stop-motion films to computer-generated wonders. These movies have been selected not simply because of their popularity or critical acceptance but for their importance. Entries in this volume contain

·plot information
·production history
·critical reaction
·commentary on the film's cinematic quality
·a discussion of the film's influence
·voice casts
·production credits
·sequels, spin-offs, Broadway versions, and television adaptations
·awards and nominations

Each movie is also discussed in the context of its original release as well as the ways in which the film has lived on in the years since.

Familiar favorites and lesser-known gems are included, making the book a fascinating journey for both the avid animation fan and the everyday moviegoer. With a sweeping look at more than eight decades of movies, 100 Greatest American and British Animated Films highlights some of the most treasured features of all time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538105689
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/20/2018
Pages: 396
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Thomas S. Hischak is professor emeritus of theatre at the State University of New York College at Cortland. He is the author or coauthor of more than twenty books, including Off-Broadway Musicals since 1919 (Scarecrow Press, 2011), The Disney Song Encyclopedia (Taylor Trade, 2012), The Jerome Kern Encyclopedia (2013), The Encyclopedia of Film Composers (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015), and Theatre as Human Action, Second Edition (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).

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