The World History Of Animation
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Rotovision (1 Mar 2011)
This book is a worldwide history of animation, featuring key players working across Europe, North America, and Asia. Since the earliest days of the genre, animation has developed multiple iterations, creating a myriad of dynamic styles, innovative techniques, much loved characters, and memorable stories delivered as films, television serials, in TV commercials, video games, and on the web. Organized chronologically, this comprehensive tome covers pioneers, feature films, television programs, digital feature films, games, independent films, and the web. Must-see films are also listed, accompanied by synopses and stills. The achievements of individuals and studios are highlighted, with in-depth biographies. Notable characters are introduced and profiled, and landmark technical innovations are explained.
Stephen Cavalier has almost two decades of experience in the animation and games industries. He has written and directed award-winning shorts, has been employed in the animation team at Steven Spielberg's studio, and as an animation director for Disney and the BBC. Stephen also runs his own company working as an animator, writer, and director.