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"A foundational work in animation and film music studies, and is likely to be inspirational for additional work in both fields."Jeff Smith, author of The Sounds of Commerce
"Never facilely reductive, Goldmark's analyses of Carl Stalling's well-known populist propensity for non-stop musical quotation and Scott Bradley's brilliant but borderline condescending aspirations to 'elevate' the form are complex and multilayered. As a bonus, Daniel Goldmark complements his scholarly referencing of relevant secondary source material with refreshing (and, these days, quite rare!) forays into original research, unearthing surprising, never-before-seen archival elements."Greg Ford, Executive Producer, "The Carl Stalling Project"
"Daniel Goldmark has written a remarkable account of the history of animation music. His new book Tunes For 'Toons is a 'must read' for both the animation neophyte and the die-hard fan. The section on legendary composer Carl Stalling is worth the price of admission by itself."Alf Clausen, Composer, "The Simpsons"
"Great book. It answers numerous who, what, and why questions about cartoon music."Mark Mothersbaugh, film composer