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Animation and the American Imagination : A Brief History (Hardcover) (Gordon B. Arnold)

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Providing a detailed historical overview of animated film and television in the United States over more than a century, this book examines animation within the U.S. film and television industry as well as in the broader sociocultural context.

• Documents the evolution of U.S. animation, from its origins in newspaper cartooning at the beginning of the 20th century to the digital creations of the late 20th century and beyond

• Reveals social influence on animation across history, including issues of race and gender

• Identifies a new preoccupation of the American public with animation and reconsiders popular animated films and TV shows in this light

• Discusses major figures, themes, and studios involved in the production of American animated film and television

• Identifies major achievements and controversies in the history of animation in the United States

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