From Library Journal
This is basically a text for the tyro animator. Culhane, for many years with Walt Disney, discusses the role of each member of an animation team and the uses of computers, storyboarding, and music. Although he writes from his vast experience, the digressive and somewhat lecturing style is an impediment. For libraries having works such as Raul Da Silva's World of Animation (Kodak, 1979), Kit Laybourne's Animation Book (1978. o.p.), Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston's lavish Disney Animation ( LJ 12/15/81), and John Halas and Roger Manvell's older but still useful Technique of Film Animation (1976, 4th ed. o.p.), this is probably not essential. A better book by Culhane is his memoir, Talking Animals and Other People (LJ 3/1/86).- Roy Liebman, California State Univ. Lib., Los Angeles
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