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The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons Hardcover – August, 1999
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"What the book does really well is compile a great deal of information on an impressive number of subjects. . ." -- Animation Journal
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This true encyclopedia is organised into five major sections 1) silent cartoon series, 2)theatrical sound cartoon series, 3)full-length animated features, 4) animated television specials, and 5) television cartoon series. There are numerous black and white illustrations of various characters included with the text, as well as color plates in the middle of the book. I suppose considering the scope of this reference it would have been difficult to illustrate everything. Still, it would have been fantastic to have model sheets for every single entry...
I have found myself getting this book down and browsing through it more times than I want to admit- while cursing the children's television "activists" that have robbed generations of the joy of experiencing many of these classics and near classics (and some of the classically bad.)
1. Silent cartoons from the 1910's to the 1920's
2. Theatrical "sound" cartoons (i.e. Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, etc.)
3. Cartoon movies
4. Cartoon television specials
5. Cartoon television series
Everything is listed alphebetically, so it's not too hard to find your favorite cartoon. Although there are some errors in the book, such as slight mistakes in voice credits. But other than that, it's a great book. Specials and series that you never thought anybody remembered are listed in this book.