Funny Pictures: Animation and Comedy in Studio-Era Hollywood

Funny Pictures: Animation and Comedy in Studio-Era Hollywood


This selection of essays explores the hyperlink among comedy and animation in studio-era cartoons, from filmdom’s earliest days in the course of the 20th century. Written by way of a who’s who of animation experts, Funny Pictures deals a stimulating variety of perspectives on why animation turned linked to comedy so early and so indelibly, and illustrates how animation and humor got here jointly at a pivotal level within the improvement of the movie undefined. to ascertain many of the imperative assumptions approximately comedy and cartoons and to discover the foremost components that promoted their fusion, the booklet analyzes a number of the key filmic texts from the studio years that exemplify lively comedy. Funny Pictures additionally appears to be like forward to teach how this very important American leisure culture nonetheless prospers this day in works starting from The Simpsons to the output of Pixar.

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