By Piotr Borowiec

With the intention to advertise the research and delight of cartoons, Borowiec's lively brief movies arranges vital information regarding those movies in an easy-to-use layout. This specific reference consultant makes a speciality of lively movies lower than 39 mins in size, initially produced for theatrical free up, at present or lately on hand on videocassette, television, or in cinemas. The advisor comprises 5 sections: --A short historical past of lively brief motion pictures offers a quick survey of this style from the 1900s to the Nineties --Cartoon reports contain the most component to the paintings, directory over 1800 cartoons in alphabetical order --Director Index lists all movie administrators whose motion pictures are indexed --Chronological Index lists all cartoons chronologically from 1906 to 1997 --Four and 5 famous person evaluation part lists the simplest cartoons and identifies the foremost sketch stars that seem in these movies essentially the most loved sketch characters made their debuts within the theatrical shorts Borowiec examines. From the most important studios to the extra vague, theatrical liberate was once the mode of distribution. more youthful generations recognize a few of these cartoons from Saturday morning tv. Older lovers may perhaps keep in mind the shorts of their unique structure at the tremendous display. For fanatics of every age, this ebook can be a useful source in makes an attempt to benefit extra concerning the early days of the medium. Its exhaustive assurance presents an easy-to-use technique for making experience of the doubtless overwhelming quantity of lively shorts.

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Donald's fits of rage would become legendary and provide a rich source of gag material. The last Silly Symphony, "The Ugly Duckling," was produced in 1939. Walt Disney abandoned those films, because their main function to experiment with new stylistic and technological innovations was being taken over by feature films. From time to time, Disney would produce a so-called "special" animated short, when he wanted to explore a theme that was a little too serious for a Pluto or Goofy cartoon (best examples are "Chicken Little" and ''Education For Death,'' two excellent films from 1943 dealing with the rise of Nazism in Europe).

While in the early 30s, most of them were making films in Surrealist style, by the middle of that decade, they all started to imitate Disney Realism. The Fleischer studio, which produced the Betty Boop series (the most perfect example of Surrealist style), introduced a new series in 1934, called Color Classics. Clearly (and often ineptly) imitating Silly Symphonies, those cartoons often featured Max Fleischer's technological invention, the Turntable camera. Two other studios, Van Beuren and Iwerks, also began to produce color cartoons around 1934.

Gervais, NFB) A pregnant woman is taking photographs of various places. Nice little film about waiting for a child. Bokanowski, France) Semi-abstract film that won the Second Prize (short subject) at the Montreal Film Festival. Varga, Hungary) Clay animation film about a mother trying to feed her baby. Varga, Hungary) Augusta's culinary abilities leave much to be desired, but she finally succeeds in filling her pot. Varga, Hungary) Needless to say, her efforts are fruitless. King, Disney) Donald tries to collect autographs from famous Hollywood celebrities (including Mickey Rooney, Sonja Henje and Shirley Temple).

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