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Warner Bros. Animation Art --The Characters, the Creators, the Limited Editions

Beck, Jerry, and Will Friedwald

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ISBN 10: 0883631075 / ISBN 13: 9780883631072
Published by Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, New York, 1998
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in diecut board with printed glassine inset. First printing of first edition. Book is in fine, As New, gift-giving condition, crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Large 4to. 245 pp. including index. Heavy--will require additional postage if shipped outside the U.S. Bookseller Inventory # 84114

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Title: Warner Bros. Animation Art --The Characters,...

Publisher: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, New York

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First edition.

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Looks at animation cels as art and introduces Warner Bros.' key people and controversies

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"Before 1977, relatively few people were aware of animation cels as an art form," Beck and Friedwald inaugurally opine. Discussion of collectible cel art soon slips away, though, as the object becomes not to evaluate Warner animation, but to praise it on big, lavishly illustrated pages that are bound for heavy duty. Exhaustiveness is not a concern: Beck and Friedwald spotlight a lesser character like Michigan J. Frog, but not many others, mostly, it seems, because M. J. is the spokes-'toon for Warner's TV network. Still, there is plenty of tribute to major creative stalwarts like voice man Mel Blanc and directors Bob Clampett, Friz Freleng, Bob McKimson, Tex Avery, and Chuck Jones. The upbeat exposition even cites a few controversies, such as the trimming of Heckling Hare that contributed to Avery's leaving Warner (what the original ending was or why it was changed are never specified, though). Mickey Mouse may be a more successful corporate shill, but Bugs Bunny is the quintessential funny animal. Celebrate him and his posse with this grand tribute. Mike Tribby

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