The work of animators has brought joy, laughter, and excitement to countless audiences ever since this lively art first flickered onto movie screens in the early 20th century. Today, classic animated characters are loved around the world and hold an honored place in American pop culture.
Each title in the fascinating new Legends of Animation series chronicles the life of a famous animator selected from animation's more-than-100-year history, whose technical wizardry and creative inspiration have made him a legend. Emphasis is given to each animator's professional achievements, impact on popular culture, and the innovations pioneered. Readers go behind the scenes with a discussion of the animator's personal and educational background, early work, styles and influences, key films and television productions, origins of their characters, and much more. Included are full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations and further resources. Sure to interest animation fans and reluctant readers alike, this new series offers a captivating look at the world of animation.
Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Bibliography. Resources. Index.
About the Author(s)
Jeff Lenburg is an award-winning author, celebrity biographer, and nationally acknowledged expert on animated cartoons. He has written nearly 30 books—including such acclaimed histories of animation as Who's Who in Animated Cartoons and The Great Cartoon Directors. His Facts On File book The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons is considered to be the definitive reference for animation fans. His books have been nominated for several awards, including the American Library Association's "Best Nonfiction Award" and the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association's Gold Medallion Award for "Best Autobiography/Biography." Lenburg lives in Arizona.