Of Mice and Magic: History of American Animated Cartoons

Author: Maltin, Leonard

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  • ISBN: 9780452259935
  • Author: Maltin, Leonard
  • Publ Date: 1994-02-24
  • Edition: RV
  • Pages: 496
  • Imprint: HARPER BUSINESS **
  • Status: O/P
  • ID - 64628

Table of Contents :

The silent era; Walt Disney; Max Fleischer; Paul Terry and Terrytoons; Walter Lantz; Ub Iwerks; the Van Beuren Studio; Columbia - Charles Mintz and Screen Gems; Warner Bros; MGM; Paramount/Famous Studios; UPA; The rest of the story. Filmographies by studios: the Walt Disney cartoons; the Max Fleischer cartoons; Terrytoons; the Walter Lantz cartoons; the Ub Iwerks cartoons; the Van Beuren cartoons; the Columbia/Screen gems cartoons; the Warner Bros cartoons; the MGM cartoons; the Paramount/Famous Studios cartoons; the UPA cartoons. Academy Award Nominees and Winners.


Film historian Leonard Maltin recreates a whole era of Hollywood cartoons, from Betty Boop to Spielberg's "An American Tail". It also brings the reader up to date on the modern work of Walt Disney and the Warner Bros studio, plus new developments in animation. The book includes a filmography of cartoons and sources for video rental.


"Informative and delightful wonderful personal observations Maltin has presented a history both readable and captivating." The Hollywood Reporter"Lovingly detailed wonderfully written an excellent book." New York Times Book Review"The most complete history of animation available." Los Angeles Times"Maltin is an impressive archivist and a lively chronicler." Publisher's Weekly"


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