By Jean Ann Wright

ISBN-10: 0240805496

ISBN-13: 9780240805498

I train an animation writing category and feature used Wright's e-book for the prior or 3 years. It not just comprises necessary insights into animation writing but in addition offers standpoint via such subject matters because the historical past of animation and knowing the tastes of varied audiences based on age crew. i have extensively utilized her bankruptcy on pitching a script for an oral communications direction. despite the fact that, I frequently locate that her paragraphs are usually not all that coherent in that she jumps from concept to notion. It occasionally turns out as if loads of this is often first-draft fabric. might be the subsequent variation may be extra readable. total, this can be a beneficial complement to different fabrics. i have never stumbled on an ideal animation writing ebook but, so this one will do for now.

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Belgian animation began in the 1920s with advertising films made by the Houssiaus, a father-son team. In 1932 Ernest Genval, Leo Salkin, A. Brunet, and M. Van Hecke made a couple of adult-themed puppet films. The CBA studio was founded in 1940 during the German occupation, and other films were made in Antwerp before the war was over. In 1948 the Misonne studio released the first Belgian feature, La crabe aux pinces d’or. Belvision, makers of Tintin, Astérix, Lucky Luke, and the Smurf film La flute à six Schtroumpfs, was founded in 1955.

An animation unit was formed in 1949 in Changchun, which later became the animation unit of the Shanghai Animation Studio (SAS). The unit grew after the animators moved to Shanghai. SAS was officially founded in 1957, and by the 1960s it had close to 400 workers. These films had to be educational and entertaining and retain a national sense. Animation was done with cutouts and puppets and on cels. Hundreds of excellent films were made, including Wan Guchan’s Zhu Baizhe Eats the Watermelon (1958), Te Wei’s and Qian Jajun’s The Tadpoles in Search of Their Mummy (1960), Wan Laiming’s feature Confusion in the Sky (1961 and 1964), and Qian Yunda’s The Red Army’s Bridge (1964).

In Chile Grafilms was founded in 1978 by Alvaro Arce and Enrique Bustamante. The company made miniseries and commercials and trained a generation of animators until 1984. Cineanimadores produced the first Chilean animated feature film, Ogu y Mampato en Rapa Nui, released in 2002. qxd 12/8/04 4:03 PM Page 36 1995 Toy Story, the first major CGI feature, is released. Amunategui released another feature, Cesante, in 2003. S. TV. Independents Vivienne Barry (Nostalgias de Dresden, 1990) and Thomas Wells made shorts.

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