100 Greatest American and British Animated Films

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 songs sequels, spin-offs, Broadway ...

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538105696

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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 songs 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.
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1927

From January 1 to December 31 of 1927, the entries in this book cover every major news event—national and international—of this pivotal year in history.

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538112786

Category: History

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From January 1 to December 31 of 1927, the entries in this book cover every major news event—national and international—of this pivotal year in history. Milestones of theater, radio, music, literature, film, and sports—as well as minor news items that would prove to be more important later, such as births of significant figures—are also included.
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The Woody Allen Encyclopedia

This reference work consists of entries on every film, television, stage, and literary work by Woody Allen.

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538110676

Category: Performing Arts

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This reference work consists of entries on every film, television, stage, and literary work by Woody Allen. The volume also includes entries on people (actors, producers, writers, etc.) who have worked with Allen as well as various topics (acting roles, awards, themes, film locations, etc.).
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American Reference Books Annual 2019 Edition

Ollis, Chase, 279 Olson, Christopher J., 674 Olson, James S., 181 100 great war movies, 672 100 greatest American & British animated films, 666 100 greatest ...

Author: Juneal M. Chenoweth

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440869143

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Read professional, fair reviews by practicing academic, public, and school librarians and subject-area specialists that will enable you to make the best choices from among the latest reference resources. • Provides reviews of print and electronic resources, showcasing a wide spectrum for users to consider • Presents unbiased evaluations that allow users to make their own decisions on the suitability of a given resource for their patrons' needs • Gives users access to reviews containing critical, relevant, and timely information from librarians and subject-area specialists
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The Thornton Wilder Encyclopedia

This encyclopedia exhaustively covers Thornton Wilder, one of America's greatest writers.

Author: Thomas S Hischak

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ISBN: 1538152398

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This encyclopedia exhaustively covers Thornton Wilder, one of America's greatest writers. It features a biography of Wilder's life and career, followed by entries that cover the people who worked with him, friends and family members who were of great influence, and every novel, play, film script, and other literary work by Wilder.
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Theatre as Human Action

This book engages students—particularly those who may not be very familiar with many plays—in the theatre experience by focusing on just four plays: the tragedy Macbeth, the landmark African American drama A Raisin in the Sun, the ...

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538126431

Category: Performing Arts

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Theatre as Human Action: An Introduction to Theatre Arts, Third Edition is designed for the college student who may be unacquainted with many plays and has seen a limited number of theatre productions. Focusing primarily on four plays, this textbook aims to inform the student about theatre arts, stimulate interest in the art form, lead to critical thinking about theatre, and prepare the student to be a more informed and critical theatregoer. The four plays central to this book are the tragedy Macbeth, the landmark African American drama A Raisin in the Sun, the American comedy classic You Can’t Take It with You, and—new to this edition—the contemporary hip-hop musical Hamilton. At the beginning of the text, each play is described with plot synopses (and suggested video versions), and then these four representative works are referred to throughout the book. In addition to looking at both the theoretical and practical aspects of theatre arts—from the nature of theatre and drama to how it reflects society—the author also explains the processes that playwrights, actors, designers, directors, producers, and critics go through. In addition to Hamilton, this edition includes full color images throughout, as well as revised chapters and expanded and updated material on the technical aspects of theatre, coverage of children’s theatre and British theatre, the role of drama as therapy, and the importance of diversity in theatre today. Structured into ten chapters, each looking at a major area or artist—and concluding with the audience and critics—the unique approach of Theatre as Human Action thoroughly addresses all of the major topics to be found in an introduction to theatre text.
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The Mikado to Matilda

This is the first book to look at the British musical theatre with reference to those London musicals that were also produced in New York City.

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538126073

Category: Performing Arts

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In The Mikado to Matilda: British Musicals on the New York Stage, Thomas Hischak provides an overview of British musicals that made their way to Broadway, covering their entire history up to the present day. This is the first book to look at the British musical theatre with reference to those London musicals that were also produced in New York City. The book covers 110 British musicals, ranging from 1750 to the present day, including the popular Gilbert and Sullivan comic operettas during the Victorian era, the Andrew Lloyd Webber mega-musicals of the late twentieth century, and today's biggest hits such as Matilda. Each London musical is discussed first as a success in England and then how it fared in America. The plots, songs, songwriters, performers, and producers for both the West End and the Broadway (or Off Broadway) production are identified and described. The discussion is sometimes critical, evaluating the musicals and why they were or were not a success in New York.
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Focus On 100 Most Popular 2010s Fantasy Films

The film received the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film [119] ... the 69th British Academy Film Awards [127] and was also nominated for Best ...

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Focus On 100 Most Popular 2010s Comedy drama Films

The film received the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film [119] ... the 69th British Academy Film Awards [127] and was also nominated for Best ...

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Focus On 100 Most Popular American Satirical Films

"NBR names 'Slumdog' best of year" on October 25, 2012. ... Animated Film Reviews. Retrieved May 15, 2014. ... "The 100 Greatest Movie Characters". Empire.

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Historical Dictionary of Animation and Cartoons

The 50 Greatest Cartoons: As Selected by 1,000 Animation Professionals. ... Forbidden Animation: Censored Cartoons and Blacklisted Animators in America.

Author: Nichola Dobson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538123225

Category: Animated films

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"This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Animation and Cartoons contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on animators, directors, studios, techniques, films, and some of the best-known characters"--
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100 Animated Feature Films

In fact, though, Fritz was killed in protest at Bakshi's film. ... especially in Britain, only know Bakshi's fantasy films – Wizards (1977), the animated ...

Author: Andrew Osmond

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838713935

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Twenty years ago, animated features were widely perceived as cartoons for children. Today, though, they encompass an astonishing range of films, styles and techniques. There is the powerful adult drama of Waltz with Bashir; the Gallic sophistication of Belleville Rendez-Vous; the eye-popping violence of Japan's Akira; and the stop-motion whimsy of Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Andrew Osmond provides an entertaining and illuminating guide to the endlessly diverse world of animated features, with entries on 100 of the most interesting and important animated films from around the world, from the 1920s to the present day. There are key studio brands such as Disney, Pixar and Dreamworks, but there are also recognised auteur directors such as America's Brad Bird (The Incredibles) and Japan's Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away). Technologies such as motion-capture, used in films such as Avatar, blur the distinctions between live-action and animation. Meanwhile, lone artists such as Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues) and Bill Plympton (Idiots and Angels) make entire films by themselves. Blending in-depth history and criticism, 100 Animated Feature Films balances the blockbusters with local success stories from Eastern Europe to Hong Kong. There are entries on Dreamworks' Shrek, Pixar's Toy Story, and Disney's The Jungle Book, but you will also find pieces on Germany's silhouette-based The Adventures of Prince Achmed, the oldest surviving animated feature; on the thirty year production of Richard Williams' legendary opus, The Thief and the Cobbler; and on the lost work of Argentina's Quirino Cristiani, who reputedly made the first animated feature in 1917.
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Early British Animation

Denis Gifford, British Animated Films, 1895–1985: A Filmography (Jefferson, ... Charles Musser, “American Vitagraph: 1897–1901,” Cinema Journal, 22, no.

Author: Malcolm Cook

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319734293

Category: Performing Arts

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This book is the first history of British animated cartoons, from the earliest period of cinema in the 1890s up to the late 1920s. In this period cartoonists and performers from earlier traditions of print and stage entertainment came to film to expand their artistic practice, bringing with them a range of techniques and ideas that shaped the development of British animation. These were commercial rather than avant-garde artists, but they nevertheless saw the new medium of cinema as offering the potential to engage with modern concerns of the early 20th century, be it the political and human turmoil of the First World War or new freedoms of the 1920s. Cook’s examination and reassessment of these films and their histories reveals their close attention and play with the way audiences saw the world. As such, this book offers new insight into the changing understanding of vision at that time as Britain’s place in the world was reshaped in the early 20th century.
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The Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film

The film won many accolades, including being named to the American Film Institute's list of the 100 Greatest American Movies. It also won a British Academy ...

Author: Melissa U. D. Goldsmith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442269873

Category: Performing Arts

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Musicians, both fictional and real, have long been subjects of cinema. From biopics of composers Beethoven and Mozart to the rise (and often fall) of imaginary bands in The Commitments and Almost Famous, music of all types has inspired hundreds of films. The Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film features the most significant productions from around the world, including straightforward biographies, rockumentaries, and even the occasional mockumentary. The wide-ranging scope of this volume allows for the inclusion of films about fictional singers and bands, with emphasis on a variety of themes: songwriter–band relationships, the rise and fall of a career, music saving the day, the promoter’s point of view, band competitions, the traveling band, and rock-based absurdity. Among the films discussed in this book are Amadeus, The Blues Brothers, The Buddy Holly Story, The Commitments, Dreamgirls, The Glenn Miller Story, A Hard Day’s Night, I’m Not There, Jailhouse Rock, A Mighty Wind, Ray, ’Round Midnight, The Runaways, School of Rock, That Thing You Do!, and Walk the Line. With entries that span the decades and highlight a variety of music genres, The Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film is a valuable resource for moviegoers and music lovers alike, as well as scholars of both film and music.
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The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons

While the mistress is gone, this very British wage slave must humor Pussy's ... certainly one of my favorite layout and background designers in animation.

Author: Jerry Beck

Publisher: Insight Editions

ISBN: 9781647221379

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Celebrate the best of Looney Tunes cartoons, just in time for Bugs Bunny’s 80th birthday! In a world of rascally rabbits, megalomaniacal ducks, and stuttering pigs, what defines greatness? This question was posed to thousands of cartoon fans, historians, and animators to create The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons, the definitive Looney Tunes collection. Jerry Beck and the Cartoon Brew team of animation experts reveal the amusing anecdotes and secret origins behind such classics as “What’s Opera, Doc?,” “One Froggy Evening,” and “Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century.” Featuring more than 300 pieces of original art from private collectors and the Warner Bros. archives, The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons settles the debate on the best of the best, and poses a new question: Is your favorite one of the greatest?
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The Dialects of British English in Fictional Texts

British Dialects in Animated Films: The Case of Gnomeo & Juliet and its Creative Italian Dubbing. ... 2008. “Method Man: How the Greatest American.

Author: Donatella Montini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000392258

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This collection brings together perspectives on regional and social varieties of British English in fictional dialogue across works spanning various literary genres, showcasing authorial and translation innovation while also reflecting on their impact on the representation of sociolinguistic polarities. The volume explores the ways in which different varieties of British English, including Welsh, Scots, and Received Pronunciation, are portrayed across a range of texts, including novels, films, newspapers, television series, and plays. Building on metadiscourse which highlighted the growing importance of accent as an emblem of social stance in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the chapters in this book examine how popular textual forms create and reinforce links between accent and social persona, and accent and individual idiolect. A look at these themes, as explored through the lens of audiovisual translation and the challenges of dubbing, sheds further light on the creative resources authors and translators draw on in representing sociolinguistic realities through accent. This book will be of particular interest to students and scholars in dialectology, audiovisual translation, literary translation, and media studies.
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Halliwell s Who s who in the Movies

Toy Story , the first computer - generated animated feature , was created on SGI ... class experience influenced the mood of British films of the 60s .

Author: Leslie Halliwell

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ISBN: PSU:000049153316

Category: Motion pictures

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Focus On 100 Most Popular Fox Network Shows

[179] Wizard Magazine rated Stewie the 95th-greatest villain of all time.[180] British newspaper The Times rated Family Guy as the 45th-best American show ...

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