Performing Arts

When Magoo Flew

Author: Adam Abraham

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 332

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What do Franklin Roosevelt, Dr. Seuss, the U.S. Navy, and Mr. Magoo have in common? They are all part of the surprising story of the pioneering cartoon studio UPA (United Productions of America). Throughout the 1950s, a group of artists ran a business that broke all the rules, pushing animated films beyond the fluffy fantasy of the Walt Disney Studio and the crash-bang anarchy of Warner Bros. Instead, UPA’s films were innovative and graphically bold—the cartoon equivalent to modern art. When Magoo Flew is the first book-length study to chronicle the complete story of this unique American enterprise. The book features cameo appearances by Aldous Huxley, James Thurber, Orson Welles, Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Jim Backus, Eddie Albert, and Woody Allen, as well as a select filmography of the best of UPA. Ebook Edition Note: The ebook has three images redacted: figures 1, 2, and 51.
Performing Arts

Cartoon Vision

Author: Dan Bashara

Publisher: University of California Press


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

View: 174

In Cartoon Vision Dan Bashara examines American animation alongside the modern design boom of the postwar era. Focusing especially on United Productions of America (UPA), a studio whose graphic, abstract style defined the postwar period, Bashara considers animation akin to a laboratory, exploring new models of vision and space alongside theorists and practitioners in other fields. The links—theoretical, historical, and aesthetic—between animators, architects, designers, artists, and filmmakers reveal a specific midcentury modernism that rigorously reimagined the senses. Cartoon Vision invokes the American Bauhaus legacy of László Moholy-Nagy and György Kepes and advocates for animation’s pivotal role in a utopian design project of retraining the public’s vision to better apprehend a rapidly changing modern world.

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Advertising

Author: James Deaville

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Music

Page: 960

View: 628

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Advertising is an essential guide to the crucial role that music plays in relation to the audio or audiovisual advertising message, from the perspectives of its creation, interpretation, and reception. The book's unique three-part organization reflects this life cycle of an advertisement, from industry inception to mass-mediated text to consumer behaviour. Experts well versed in the practice, analysis, and empirical studies of the commercial message have contributed to the collection's forty-two chapters, which collectively represent the most ambitious and comprehensive attempt to date to address the important intersections of music and advertising. Handbook chapters are self-contained yet share borders with other contributions within a given section and across the major sections of the book, so readers can either study one topic of particular interest or read through to gain an understanding of the broader issues at stake. Within the book's Introduction, each editor has provided an overview of the unifying themes for the section for which they were responsible, with brief summaries of individual contributions at the beginnings of the sections. The lists of recommended readings at the end of chapters are intended to assist readers in finding further literature about the topic. An overview of industry practices by a music insider is provided in the Appendix, giving context for the three parts of the book.






Page: 132

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Redesigning Animation

Author: Cinzia Bottini

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Computers

Page: 344

View: 142

The animation studio United Productions of America (UPA) was able to challenge Disney supremacy in the 1950s entertainment market by creating cutting-edge animated cartoons. UPA films express a simplified audiovisual language consisting of stylized layout designs, asymmetrical compositions, colors applied flatly and in contrast with each other, limited animation and a minimalist use of sound effects. UPA artists developed this innovative style by assimilating those aesthetic features already expressed by Modern painters, graphic designers and advertisers. This book considers UPA films as Modern animations, because they synthesize a common minimalist tendency that was occurring in US animation during the 1940s and 1950s. It examines the conditions under which UPA studio flourished and the figure of its executive producer Stephen Bosustow; the influence of Modernist stylistic features of painting, graphic design and poster advertising on UPA animations; and UPA animated cartoons as case studies of a simplified audiovisual language that influenced 1950s-1960s international productions.

The American Animated Cartoon

Author: Danny Peary

Publisher: Plume


Category: Art

Page: 310

View: 449

Interviews with animators and essays on cartoon characters, and studios that produced animated films, especially Disney and Warner Brothers assess the development of animated cartoons

Cartoon Superstars

Author: John Cawley



Category: Art

Page: 221

View: 905

Traces the history of popular cartoon characters, including Betty Boop, Bugs Bunny, the Flintstones, Pink Panther, and Roger Rabbit

Animation, a Reference Guide

Author: Thomas W. Hoffer

Publisher: Greenwood


Category: Photography

Page: 385

View: 345

Covers the four basic classes of cel-animation, object-animation, drawing-on-film, and computer animation.
Caricatures and cartoons

The World Encyclopedia of Cartoons

Author: Maurice Horn

Publisher: Chelsea House Publications


Category: Caricatures and cartoons

Page: 945

View: 920

Surveys on an international scale the entire cartoon field: caricature, editorial and political cartoons, sports cartoons, syndicated panels and animated cartoons.
Motion picture actors and actresses

International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers

Author: Christopher Lyon



Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 1170

View: 115

Named one of the Best Books of the '80s by Booklist, the International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers focuses on the most-often-studied artists and works, with critical essays accompanying each entry
Performing Arts

The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoon Series

Author: Jeff Lenburg

Publisher: Da Capo Press


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 190

View: 363

Gives credits and episode titles for theatrical and television cartoons and briefly sketches each series' history
Performing Arts

The Animated Film

Author: Ralph Stephenson

Publisher: Wh Smith Pub


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 206

View: 692

Traces the development of animated film-making in Europe and America, focusing on production techniques and current trends

State Library of Iowa Media Catalog

Author: State Library of Iowa. Audio-Visual Section





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"This Catalog is divided into two sections: Section One--16mm films; Section Two--a Topic Index of all 16mm films included in the Catalog. A separate Catalog includes all 1/2" VHS videotapes in the State Library's collection.

Thinking Animation

Author: Angie Jones

Publisher: Course Technology Ptr


Category: Computers

Page: 345

View: 648

Describes ways artists can use traditional animation techniques with computer technology.