Life Animated

Life  Animated
Author: Ron Suskind
Pages: 358
ISBN: 9781368003957
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Release: 2016-07-12
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now an award winning motion picture! Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy? A nightmare? This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood.The family was forced to become animated characters, communicating with him in Disney dialogue and song; until they all emerge, together, revealing how, in darkness, we all literally need stories to survive. This edition has been updated with additional material from the Suskind family.

Life Animated

Life  Animated
Author: Ron Suskind
Pages: 577
ISBN: 1410470172
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Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author describes how his autistic son, Owen, learned to cope with his handicap from a young age by memorizing the dialogue of Disney movies and having his family play the roles of the animated characters.

Animated Life

Animated Life
Author: Floyd Norman
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781136126376
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Release: 2013-02-15
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A well designed, well written animated film has warmth, humor and charm. Since Steamboat Mickey, animators have been creating characters and films that are charming, warm and humorous, allowing people to connect with the animated medium. Animaton fans love the characters for a lifetime. This is the legacy of the countless animators and artists who created the classic characters and fun stories and the legacy of Disney Legend, Floyd Norman. Written with wit and verve, Animated Life is a guided tour through an entire lifetime of techniques, practical hands-on advice and insight into an entire industry. A vital tutorial in animation's past, present and future for students who are now poised to be part of another new generation in the art form. Apply artistic magic to your own projects and garner valuable insight and inspiration from a True Disney legend. With valuable advice, critical comment, and inspiration for every student of the arts, Animated Life is a classic in the making with completely relevant techniques and tools for the contemporary animation or fine arts professional.

Life Animated

Life  Animated
Author: Ron Suskind
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781484708781
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Release: 2014-04-01
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now an Award-Winning Motion Picture. What if you were trapped in a Disney movie? In all of them, actually - from Dumbo to Peter Pan to The Lion King -- and had to learn about life and love mostly from what could be gleaned from animated characters, dancing across a screen of color? Asking this question opens a doorway to the most extraordinary of stories. It is the saga of Owen Suskind, who happens to be the son of one of America's most noted writers, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind. He's also autistic. The twisting, 20-year journey of this boy and his family will change that way you see autism, old Disney movies, and the power of imagination to heal a shattered, upside-down world.

The Animated Man

The Animated Man
Author: Michael Barrier
Pages: 393
ISBN: 9780520256194
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Release: 2008-04-07
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A detailed portrait of one of the twentieth century's most important and influential creative minds describes Walt Disney's odyssey from midwestern farm boy, to pioneering animator, to large-scale entrepreneur, reflecting on his sometimes conflicting roles as creative visionary and dynamic businessman.

Michael Dudok de Wit

Michael Dudok de Wit
Author: Andrijana Ruzic
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780429771286
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Release: 2020-11-15
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This unique survey of the career of Michael Dudok de Wit discusses all of his works and offers a glimpse into his private life. The biography of this European master of 2D animation, born in the Netherlands and based in London, is the first complete overview of the well-defined and canonic opus of this humble genius. Visually and thematically, Dudok de Wit’s poetic and singular style of animation differs from the rest of contemporary independent animation production. This book reveals what still challenges and thrills Dudok de Wit in the art of animation and why he persistently continues to believe in the beauty of hand-drawn animation. Key Features The complete animation production of Michael Dudok de Wit, never-before reviewed in one volume An all-embracing approach regarding this auteur, unavailable elsewhere in one place (his biography, his peculiar method of work, his extracurricular activities) An ad hoc glossary of animation written by Michael Dudok de Wit and a critical reception of his body of work with a wide contribution of his colleagues and collaborators Filmography and bibliography Author Andrijana Ružić graduated in History and Criticism of Art at the Universita degli Studi in Milan, Italy, where she fell in love with the medium of animation. She specialised in the History of Animated Film under Giannalberto Bendazzi’s mentorship. For the past six years, she has curated the section dedicated to animated films at the International Comics Festival in Belgrade, Serbia. She is a member of the Selection Board of Animafest Scanner, the symposium for Contemporary Animation Studies at the World Festival of Animated Film held annually in Zagreb, Croatia. She writes about animation and art for the Belgrade weekly magazine Vreme.

Chuck Amuck

Chuck Amuck
Author: Chuck Jones
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9781466836020
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Release: 1999-12-03
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The illustrated classic, complete with a new preface by Matt Groening. Winner of three Academy Awards and numerous other prizes for his animated films, Chuck Jones is the director of scores of famous Warner Bros. cartoons and the creator of such memorable characters as the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Pepé Le Pew, and Marvin Martian. In this beguiling memoir, Chuck Jones evokes the golden years of life at "Termite Terrace," the Warner Bros. studio in which he and his now-famous fellow animators conceived the cartoons that delighted millions of moviegoers throughout the world and entertain new generations of fans on television. Not a mere history, Chuck Amuck captures the antic spirit that created classic cartoons-such as Duck Dodgers in the 241/2 Century, One Froggy Evening, Duck Amuck, and What's Opera, Doc?-with some of the wittiest insights into the art of comedy since Mark Twain.

Independently Animated

Independently Animated
Author: Bill Plympton,David B. Levy
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780789322098
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Release: 2011
Editor: Universe Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents the life of the independent cartoonist and animator, including his childhood influences, experiences as an Oscar nominee, and reaction to an offer to work for Disney.

The Art of the Book of Life

The Art of the Book of Life
Author: Jorge Gutierrez
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781630080891
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Release: 2014-10-14
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A tale packed with adventure, The Book of Life celebrates the power of friendship and family, and the courage to follow your dreams. To determine whether the heart of humankind is pure and good, two godlike beings engage in an otherworldly wager during Mexico's annual Day of the Dead celebration. They tether two friends, Manolo and Joaquin, into vying for the heart of the beautiful and fiercely independent Maria, with comical and sometimes dangerous consequences. This volume is an inspirational behind-the-scenes look at the making of the animated feature film The Book of Life, from visionary producer Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) and director Jorge R. Gutierrez (El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera).

Animated Performance

Animated Performance
Author: Nancy Beiman
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781350039629
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Release: 2017-08-06
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Animated Performance shows how a character can seemingly 'come to life' when their movements reflect the emotional or narrative context of their situation: when they start to 'perform'. The many tips, examples and exercises from a veteran of the animation industry will help readers harness the flexibility of animation to portray a limitless variety of characters and ensure that no two performances are ever alike. More than 300 color illustrations demonstrate how animal and fantasy characters can live and move without losing their non-human qualities and interviews with Disney animators Art Babbitt, Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston and Ellen Woodbury make this a unique insight into bringing a whole world of characters to life. New to the second edition: A new chapter with introductory exercises to introduce beginner animators to the the world of animated acting; dozens of new assignments and examples focusing on designing and animating fantasy and animal characters.

The Way of the World

The Way of the World
Author: Ron Suskind
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781471128271
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Release: 2013-03-28
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Ron Suskind comes a startling look at how America and the West lost their way, and at the struggles of their respective governments to reclaim the moral authority on which their survival depends. From the White House to Downing Street, and from the fault-line countries of South Asia tothe sands of Guantanamo, Suskind offers an astonishing story that connects world leaders to the forces waging today's shadow wars and to the next generation of global citizens. Tracking down truth and hope, Suskind delivers historic disclosures with this emotionally stirring and strikingly original portrait of the post 9-11 world.

Betty Boop s Guide to a Bold and Balanced Life

Betty Boop s Guide to a Bold and Balanced Life
Author: Susan Wilking Horan,Kristi Ling Spencer
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781510750081
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Release: 2020-01-21
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Everybody’s favorite liberated cartoon woman.” —Elle Classic and loveable Betty Boop is as fashionable, inspiring, and popular as ever! If there’s one thing Betty knows, it’s how to make a lasting impression. For more than 80 years, the glamorous international icon has sung, sashayed, and “Boop-Oop-a-Dooped” past rules and conventions, unafraid to take risks or set trends, and proving time after time that she can do anything she sets her mind to! Betty is beloved by millions of fans around the world, who are enchanted not only by her adorable appearance and iconic phrase, but also by her wit, inspiring messages, and ahead-of-her-time wisdom. Here the authors take ten empowering and universally inspiring themes pulled directly from the classic Fleischer Studios Betty Boop cartoons and demonstrate why they’re more relevant than ever in today’s world by blending them with modern images and timeless wisdom and advice. All-encompassing topics include: Self-confidence Positive thinking Independence Kindness Healthy living And more! Youthful, ambitious, sassy, and confident, Betty Boop seeks to make a positive change in the world around her. She is vibrant and magnetic—she inspires. Betty is stylish and sexy, but never to please anyone but herself. She’s got class. She’s proud of who she is and won’t apologize for it, approaching life with irrepressible moxie. And with her daring look, can-do attitude, and irresistible charm, Betty is ready for anything that comes her way.

Seven Minutes

Seven Minutes
Author: Norman M. Klein
Pages: 284
ISBN: 1859841503
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Release: 1993
Editor: Verso
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

He traces the development of the art at Disney, the forces that led to full animation, the whiteness of Snow White and Mickey Mouse becoming a logo.

Living Life Inside the Lines

Living Life Inside the Lines
Author: Martha Sigall
Pages: 245
ISBN: 1578067499
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Release: 2005
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Martha Sigall worked with all the classic cartoon characters-Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tom & Jerry, Droopy Dawg, Beany & Cecil, Tweety, and Porky Pig-and the madcap artists who created them-Chuck Jones, Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, Frank Tashlin, Friz Freleng, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Bill Melendez, and Ben (Bugs) Hardaway. As a teenager Sigall became an apprentice painter working in the Golden Age of Hollywood at the Leon Schlesinger studio, making $12.75 per week coloring animation cels that would introduce Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd to the world. She recounts her wild and wonderful experiences with the Warner Bros. cartoon crew, working and laughing all day with the animators, partying all night with the Looney Tunes gang on the bowling and baseball teams, and participating in weekend scavenger hunts. She was president of the in-house "Looney Tunes Club," co-wrote the company gossip column, and performed in the company's theatrical troupe. After World War II, Martha joined MGM Animation (Tom & Jerry, Tex Avery) in Culver City as an assistant in the camera room and later freelanced her ink and paint services, creating art for many classic features, shorts, commercials, and TV series-including Garfield, Peanuts, and The Pink Panther. Written with warmth, humor, and a touch of nostalgia, this is a rarely told story of what it was like to be a part of a team of artists who were creating masterpieces of animation. Martha recalls her lifelong friendships with writer Michael Maltese, animators Ben Washam, Ken Harris, Herman Cohen, Paul Smith, Bob Matz, and many others. She writes of her experiences of being a woman in a male-dominated industry, particularly during the war years when she was one of the first women camera operators in the industry. Recipient of numerous awards for her artistry, Martha Sigall, Culver City, California, worked in animation production from 1936 to 1989.

The Illusion of Life

The Illusion of Life
Author: Frank Thomas,Ollie Johnston
Pages: 575
ISBN: UOM:49015002791581
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Release: 1995-10-05
Editor: Disney Editions Deluxe
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the development of Disney animation, explains what made Disney's style unique, and features original sketches and drawings revealing the origins of Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters

This Just Speaks to Me

This Just Speaks to Me
Author: Hoda Kotb
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780593191071
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Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An instant New York Times bestseller! In this all-new collection of beloved quotes, This Just Speaks to Me, #1 New York Times bestselling author Hoda Kotb offers inspiration, wisdom, and hope 365 days a year. When her first collection of quotes, I Really Needed This Today, was published in 2019, Hoda never imagined how deeply her favorite words, stories, and memories would resonate with readers. People across the country were connected not only by the book's positive message, but through their generosity in sharing it with friends and family who needed a daily burst of inspiration. Hoda was truly touched by fans who shared "their quote" with her, the one that most moved them or someone they love. Now, to follow that remarkable experience, Hoda is back, with 365 new quotes and stories to share with her beloved readers. In This Just Speaks to Me, she writes about the people and moments that have enriched her life, discussing everything from motherhood and friendship to love and loss. The book also celebrates the countless acts of kindness that unfolded during these uniquely challenging times. Told with the same warmth, humor, and generosity that infused I Really Needed This Today, This Just Speaks to Me promises to be the next great companion book, each day elevated by Hoda's sparkle at a time when we may need it the most.

Drawn from Life

Drawn from Life
Author: Jonathan Murray
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780748694129
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Release: 2018-12-31
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explores intrinsic connections between early modern intelligencers and metadrama in the plays of Shakespeare's contemporaries

The One Percent Doctrine

The One Percent Doctrine
Author: Ron Suskind
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781847396167
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Release: 2008-09-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his devastating new book Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind takes readers inside the defining conflict of our era: the war between the West and a growing, shadowy army of terrorists, armed with weapons of alarming power. Relying on unique access to former and current government officials, this book will reveal for the first time how the US government -- from President Bush on down -- is frantically improvising to fight a new kind of war. Where is the enemy? What have been the real victories and defeats since 9/11? How are we actually fighting this war and how can it possibly be won? Filled with astonishing disclosures, Suskind's book shows readers what he calls "the invisible battlefield" -- a global matrix where US spies race to catch soldiers of jihad before they strike. It is a real-life spy thriller with the world's future at stake. It also reveals the shocking and secret philosophy underpinning the war on terror. Gripping and alarming in equal measure, it will reframe the debate about a war that, each day, redefines America and its place in the world.

My Animated Life

My Animated Life
Author: Yoram Gross
Pages: 227
ISBN: 9781921556579
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Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: Brandl & Schlesinger
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Yoram Gross' recollections of his life, told simply and directly, cannot be read without emotion. This is the story of a youth who was forced to grow up during the Nazi occupation of his country, Poland. Despite the surrounding horrors, the book is surprisingly cheerful. It is living holocaust history, delivered lightly, with veracity and deep feeling.

A Hope in the Unseen

A Hope in the Unseen
Author: Ron Suskind
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780307763082
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Release: 2010-08-18
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The inspiring, true coming-of-age story of a ferociously determined young man who, armed only with his intellect and his willpower, fights his way out of despair. In 1993, Cedric Jennings was a bright and ferociously determined honor student at Ballou, a high school in one of Washington D.C.’s most dangerous neighborhoods, where the dropout rate was well into double digits and just 80 students out of more than 1,350 boasted an average of B or better. At Ballou, Cedric had almost no friends. He ate lunch in a classroom most days, plowing through the extra work he asked for, knowing that he was really competing with kids from other, harder schools. Cedric Jennings’s driving ambition—which was fully supported by his forceful mother—was to attend a top college. In September 1995, after years of near superhuman dedication, he realized that ambition when he began as a freshman at Brown University. But he didn't leave his struggles behind. He found himself unprepared for college: he struggled to master classwork and fit in with the white upper-class students. Having traveled too far to turn back, Cedric was left to rely on his intelligence and his determination to maintain hope in the unseen—a future of acceptance and reward. In this updated edition, A Hope in the Unseen chronicles Cedric’s odyssey during his last two years of high school, follows him through his difficult first year at Brown, and tells the story of his subsequent successes in college and the world of work. Eye-opening, sometimes humorous, and often deeply moving, A Hope in the Unseen weaves a crucial new thread into the rich and ongoing narrative of the American experience.