Animation: A World History: Contemporary Times Volume III
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A continuation of 1994's groundbreaking Cartoons, Giannalberto Bendazzi's Animation: A World History is the largest, deepest, most comprehensive text of its kind, based on the idea that animation is an art form that deserves its own place in scholarship. Bendazzi delves beyond just Disney, offering readers glimpses into the animation of Russia, Africa, Latin America, and other often-neglected areas and introducing over fifty previously undiscovered artists. Full of first-hand, never before investigated, and elsewhere unavailable information, Animation: A World History encompasses the history of animation production on every continent over the span of three centuries. Volume III catches you up to speed on the state of animation from 1991 to present. Although characterized by such trends as economic globalization, the expansion of television series, emerging markets in countries like China and India, and the consolidation of elitist auteur animation, the story of contemporary animation is still open to interpretation. With an abundance of first-hand research and topics ranging from Nickelodeon and Pixar to modern Estonian animation, this book is the most complete record of modern animation on the market and is essential reading for all serious students of animation history.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 426 pages
  • 190 x 254 x 25.4mm | 1,065g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • CRC Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 81 black & white halftones
  • 1138854824
  • 9781138854826

About Giannalberto Bendazzi

A former professor at the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore and the Universita degli Studi of Milan, Italian-born Giannalberto Bendazzi has been thoroughly investigating the history of animation for more than forty years. A founding member of the Society for Animation Studies, he authored or edited various classics in various languages, and has lectured extensively on every continent.show more

Table of contents

Table of Contents The sixth Period, since 1991, features economic globalization, expansion of the television series, progress of countries like Japan, Korea, China, India, consolidation of elitist auteur animation. But it is impossible to write history while it is in its making. We'll leave the Period uncharacterized, until the day we will be witnessing its ending: these are then Contemporary Times (1991 - 2015) CONTEMPORARY TIMES The Last Days of the Wall An Animation Notebook AMERICA Is TV an Art, Too? Animation followed Sub-Period 1: The Beginning, 1989-1998 Mike Judge Nickelodeon's double humour A matter of style The extremist Sub-Period 2: 1999-2009 Author's work Animated channels Limited Disney Renaissance in Disney Features The mantle of Walt Working on dreams Pixar, Character Animation in the Digital Era Before PIXAR From Toy Story to Disney The PixarTouch Computer animation What it looked like Storytelling CGI and Feature Films Tim Burton, Henry Selick, Mike Johnson Tim Burton Henry Selick Mike Johnson The Independents Outside Animation Duration: Long Form Duration: Time and Space Performance Catharsis Documentary New Yorkers Out There Digital Pulp Women in the Limelight Vibeke Sorensen Deanna Morse Joanna Priestley Maureen Selwood The Soloists Bill Plympton Igor Kovalyov Canada Steven Woloshen Normand Roger Wendy, Amanda and the others Jacques Drouin The evolution of Pierre Hebert EUROPE Great Britain: The Wonderful Years Animation meets video art Londoners In Manchester In Cardiff Scotland Ireland Studios Independents France The feature film Animation and Comic Strip 3D and Infography TV Series The Short Film That famous touch Michel Ocelot Florence Miailhe Alain Gagnol & Jean-Loup Felicioli Borislav Sajtinac Belgium Luxemburg The Netherlands Rosto Michael Dudok De Wit Germany after Reunification The German Colleges as Origin of the Art of Animated Film The Renewal of the Abstract Animated Film Underground, Subversion and Animation Reduction Reflection and Narrative The Art of Puppet Animation The two young fathers Humorous Germany? Animated movie theatre productions New Form of 3D-rendered Computer Animations Barbel Neubauer Austria Switzerland Georges Schwizgebel A case of form Denmark Sweden Magnus Carlsson Norway Finland Iceland The Invasion of the Elves Estonia Priit Parn Latvia Lithuania Belarus Poland Piotr Dumala Jerzy Kucia Czech Republic Michaela Pavlatova Jiri Barta Jan Balej Pavel Koutsky Vlasta Pospisilova Aurel Klimt Other Czech artists Slovakia Hungary Slovenia Croatia Josko Marusic Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Romania Cyprus Ukraine Georgia Armenia Robert Sahakyants Azerbaijan Greece Yiorgos Sifianos Albania Italy The Neo-Pictorial Current Spain The new era The turning point TV series Shorts Portugal Russia The 1990s, history The 2000s, history Economy A look back, in anger Tatarsky and Pilot, the greatest adventure Producers, the new class Prokhorov, from science to children films Directors: Aleksandr Petrov Directors: Oksana Cherkasova Directors: Dmitry Geller Directors: Konstantin Bronzit Directors: Garri Bardin Directors: Stanislav Sokolov Directors: Ivan Maksimov Directors: Aleksei Demin Directors: a trio Directors: in Saint Petersburg Directors: in Yekaterinburg ASIA Japan, Asiatic Giant A lost decade? Studio Ghibli Takahata Isao Miyazaki Hayao More animation studios Toei Animation Studio 4 C Gainax TMS Entertainment Sunrise Madhouse Production I.G Studio Gonzo Studio Bones Manglobe Kawaii Auteurs Rintaro Oshii Mamoru Kon Satoshi Otomo Katsuhiro Kawamori Shoji Kawajiri Yoshiaki Morimoto Koji A new kind of serial Examples Satellite channels The main directors of new serial animation Anno Hideaki Watanabe Shinichiro Yuasa Masaaki Hosoda Mamoru Shinkai Makoto Internet and CG anime Visual art + anime and manga Murakami Takashi Tabaimo Ishida Takashi The Superflat world Independent animation Shojo Tsubaki by Harada Hiroshi Kurosaka Keita Yamamura Koji More independent animators Yokosuka Reiko Yonesho Maya Sato Dino Murata Tomoyasu Kato Kunio Totchka Sakakibara Sumito Oyama Kei Wada Atsushi Mizue Mirai Nakata Hideto Tsuji Naoyuki Conclusions Challenges Israel Israeli/American Tatia Rosenthal Turkey Arabian Middle East Palestine Jordan Syria Lebanon Iraq Kuwait Saudi Arabia Bahrain Qatar Emirates - Dubai Oman Yemen Iran Kazakhstan Zhaken Danenov, the master Younger Kazakhs Uzbekistan Kyrgyzstan New period, new horizons Tajikistan Bakhtier Kakharov Turkmenistan Mongolia South Korea China Short Chinese animation 1990-2000 Investment and a new mainstream Animation studios Taiwan Taiwan Independent Hong Kong India Nepal SOUTHEAST ASIA Vietnam Thailand Malaysia Singapore Indonesia The Philippines AFRICA Morocco Algeria Tunisia Libya Egypt Mali Niger Sudan Ethiopia Senegal Ivory Coast Ghana Benin Burkina Faso Nigeria Camerun Kenya Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Mozambique Madagascar Zimbabwe The JAAG group South African Republic Frame-by-frame Animation Studios Klaybow Films Lindsay van Blerk and XYZoo Triggerfish Studios Commercial Studios William Kentridge LATIN AMERICA Mexico Feature films Cuba English-Speaking Caribbean Area Jamaica Saint Lucia Barbados Trinidad and Tobago Guatemala Honduras El Salvador Costa Rica Panama Colombia Venezuela Ecuador Peru Brazil Bolivia Paraguay Chile Argentina Features Short films Appearence of schools Uruguay OCEANIA Australia Volumetric Leunig Death becomes him Adam Elliot Anthony Lucas And many more New Zealand ISSUES Music videos Stereoscopy The audience's literacy Optical perception and film language Machinima, real-time animationshow more

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