By Chris Pallant

Winner of the 2017 McLaren-Lambart Award for top booklet just about Animation

Studying panorama in cinema isn't really fairly new; it might be difficult to visualize Woody Allen with no manhattan, or the French New Wave with out Paris. however the specialize in live-action cinema leaves an important hole in learning lively motion pictures. With the virtually overall pervasiveness of animation this day, this assortment presents the reader with a better experience of ways the lively landscapes of the current relate to these of the prior. together with essays from foreign views, Animated Landscapes introduces an concept that has appeared, actually, to be within the heritage of animation studies.

The assortment offers a well timed counterpoint to the dominance of personality (be that both lively characters corresponding to Mickey Mouse or actual international personalities resembling Walt Disney) that exists inside animation scholarship (and movie stories extra generally). Chapters tackle quite a lot of themes together with background, case experiences in nationwide contexts (including Australia, Japan, China and Latvia), the traversal of lively panorama, the animation of fantastical landscapes, and the animation of interactive landscapes. Animated Landscapes delivers to be a useful addition to the present literature, for the main neglected element of animation.

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