Synopses & Reviews
In this revised and updated edition of Of Mice and Magic
, Leonard Maltin not only recreates this whole glorious era from the silent days through the Hollywood golden age to Spielberg's An American Tail
, he traces the evolution of the art of animation and vividly portrays the key creative talents and their sutdios. This definitive history of American animated cartoons also brings Maltin's many fans up to date on the work being done today at the Walt Disney and Warner Bros. studios, and other developments in the world of animation.
Drawing on colorful interviews with many of the American cartoon industry's principals, Maltin has come up with a gold mine of anecdotes and film history. Behind the scenes were genius animators and entrepreneurs such as Walt Disney, Chuck Jones, Tex Avery, Mel Blanc, and a legion of others, In all, Malitn has put together a glorious celebration of a universally loved segment of Americana.
Includes the most extensive filmography on cartoons ever compiled, and sources for video rental.
"Informative and delightful
wonderful personal observations
Maltin has presented a history both readable and captivating."
The Hollywood Reporter
an excellent book."
New York Times Book Review
"The most complete history of animation available."
Los Angeles Times
"Maltin is an impressive archivist and a lively chronicler."
Table of Contents
Of Mice And Magic
Preface to the Revised Edition
1. The Silent Era
2. Walt Disney
3. Max Fleischer
4. Paul Terry and Terrytoons
5. Walter Lantz
6. Ub Iwerks
7. The Van Beuren Studio
8. Columbia: Charles Mintz and Screen Gems
9. Warner Bros.
11. Paramount/Famous Studios
13. The Rest of the Story
Filmographies by Studios
The Walt Disney Cartoons
The Max Fleischer Cartoons
The Walter Lantz Cartoons
The Ub Iwerks Cartoons
The Columbia/Screen Gems Cartoons
The Warner Bros. Cartoons
The MGM Cartoons
The Paramount/Famous Studios Cartoons
The UPA Cartoons
Academy Award Nominees and Winners
Glossary of Animation Terms
Sources for Cartoons on Film and Video