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Animation: A World History
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  1. FOUNDATIONS
  2. What it is Mapping chaos Turning points Periods Guilty, but with an explanation Traces You won't find... A hybrid
  3. BEFORE FANTASMAGORIE
  4. Archaeology
    1. Phidias's animating chisel Representation The motion analysis Music The meaning of the implicit movement An object of philosophy
    Pre-history 1
    1. Science, science, science Writing with light
    Pre-history 2
    1. A static mirror? The flipbook Emile Reynaud Birth of the theatre optique The theatre optique and how it worked On with the lantern show Colour Music Frame-by-frame Arthur Melbourne-Cooper Walter Robert Booth Edwin S. Porter James Stuart Blackton
  5. THE SILENT PIONEERS
  6. The Cradle
    1. Days of heaven and hell Culture Cinema Narrative, non-narrative Fantasmagorie
    The Fathers
    1. Emile Cohl Georges Melies The first abstract cinema Arnaldo Ginna Leopold Survage Winsor McCay Colour
  7. SILENT AMERICA 1
  8. The Fathers' Sons
    1. Comics, animation, cinema Birth of the industry Raoul Barre Cut-Insert-Replace John Randolph Bray The IFS Other American artists Willis O'Brien Instruments and language
  9. SILENT AMERICA 2
    1. The Fleischer Brothers Felix, Pat and Otto Messmer Terry and the Fables Bowers unbound Lantz's debut Bray, Hurd, Mintz Sarg and Dawley The young Walt Disney
  10. SILENT EUROPE
  11. The individualists Great Britain Ireland France
    1. Lortac Advertisers and illustrators
    Germany: Animation in the Weimar Republic
    1. The matrix Walther Ruttmann Viking Eggeling Hans Richter Lotte Reiniger
    Austria Switzerland Denmark
    1. Storm P.
    Sweden
    1. Grogg the sailor man Other Swedish animators
    Norway Finland Spain Portugal Hungary The rest of Europe Russia/Soviet Union
    1. Ladislas Starewich After the revolution Ukraine
  12. SILENT ASIA
  13. Japan
    1. The narrator
  14. SILENT LATIN AMERICA
  15. Mexico Colombia Brazil Chile Argentina: the world's first animated feature film
    1. Quirino Cristiani
  16. SILENT AFRICA
  17. Union of South Africa
  18. SILENT OCEANIA
  19. Australia
  20. THE GOLDEN AGE
  21. Steamboat Willie
    1. Sync or sink The non-concurrence factor Sound
  22. AMERICA LAUGHS!
  23. Walt Disney the tycoon
    1. The fixed star Human or animal? Years of expansion The ones who made the magic Another Disney folly The pillar brother At Disney's animation declines The Twelve Rules of the Nine Men
    Animation heads west
    1. The masters' master Lantz, from the Rabbit to the Woodpecker Ub Iwerks Mintz, Krazy and Columbia Van Beuren Terrytoons and Mighty Mouse The Fleischers: Betty Boop, Popeye and two feature films Warner Brothers Tex Avery Bob Clampett Carl W. Stalling, musical animator Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer: Cat, Mouse, Tex Tashlin the wanderer
    The American avant-garde Animation in Canada
  24. EUROPE
  25. Great Britain
    1. Len Lye
    France
    1. Anthony Gross Berthold Bartosch Alexandre Alexeieff
    Belgium The Netherlands Germany in Nazi time
    1. Hans Fischerkoesen The Brothers Diehl Heinz Tischmeyer Hans Held Wolfgang Kaskeline Avant-garde Oskar Fischinger
    Austria Switzerland Denmark Norway Sweden Czechoslovakia Poland
    1. Stefan and Franciszka Themerson
    Hungary
    1. George Pal
    Yugoslavia Italy Greece Spain
    1. Catalan vibrancy The Edad Dorada Barcelona's entrepreneurs Barcelonese feature-length films Madrid Valencia
    Portugal
  26. SOVIET UNION
  27. Russia Ukraine Lithuania Azerbaijan Armenia Georgia
  28. ASIA
  29. Japan
    1. Ofuji Noburo Masaoka Kenzo Kimura Hakuzan A Brave New World The changed frame around Mochinaga Tadahito and his legacy Ichikawa Kon
    China
  30. LATIN AMERICA
  31. Mexico Colombia Venezuela Brazil Argentina
  32. AFRICA
  33. Egypt Union of South Africa

About the Author

A former professor at the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore and the Universita degli Studi of Milan, Italian-born Giannalberto Bendazzi has been thoroughly investigating the history of animation for more than forty years. A founding member of the Society for Animation Studies, he authored or edited various classics in various languages, and has lectured extensively on every continent.

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