By Chris Pallant

Winner of the 2017 McLaren-Lambart Award for most sensible ebook almost about Animation

Studying panorama in cinema is not really new; it would be not easy to visualize Woody Allen with no big apple, or the French New Wave with out Paris. however the specialize in live-action cinema leaves an important hole in learning lively motion pictures. With the virtually overall pervasiveness of animation this day, this assortment offers the reader with a better experience of the way the lively landscapes of the current relate to these of the earlier. together with essays from foreign views, Animated Landscapes introduces an idea that has appeared, actually, to be within the heritage of animation studies.

The assortment presents a well timed counterpoint to the dominance of personality (be that both lively characters resembling Mickey Mouse or genuine international personalities reminiscent of Walt Disney) that exists inside of animation scholarship (and movie reports extra generally). Chapters handle quite a lot of issues together with heritage, case stories in nationwide contexts (including Australia, Japan, China and Latvia), the traversal of lively panorama, the animation of fantastical landscapes, and the animation of interactive landscapes. Animated Landscapes provides to be a useful addition to the present literature, for the main ignored element of animation.

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