100 Animated Feature Films

category of Best Animated Feature. This had only come into being in 2001, and not without controversy – many fans saw it as a Hollywood ploy to ghettoise animation away from 'real' films. The nominees in 2010 were an especially ...

100 Animated Feature Films

Twenty years ago, animated features were widely perceived as cartoons for children. Today, though, they encompass an astonishing range of films, styles and techniques. There is the powerful adult drama of Waltz with Bashir; the Gallic sophistication of Belleville Rendez-Vous; the eye-popping violence of Japan's Akira; and the stop-motion whimsy of Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Andrew Osmond provides an entertaining and illuminating guide to the endlessly diverse world of animated features, with entries on 100 of the most interesting and important animated films from around the world, from the 1920s to the present day. There are key studio brands such as Disney, Pixar and Dreamworks, but there are also recognised auteur directors such as America's Brad Bird (The Incredibles) and Japan's Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away). Technologies such as motion-capture, used in films such as Avatar, blur the distinctions between live-action and animation. Meanwhile, lone artists such as Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues) and Bill Plympton (Idiots and Angels) make entire films by themselves. Blending in-depth history and criticism, 100 Animated Feature Films balances the blockbusters with local success stories from Eastern Europe to Hong Kong. There are entries on Dreamworks' Shrek, Pixar's Toy Story, and Disney's The Jungle Book, but you will also find pieces on Germany's silhouette-based The Adventures of Prince Achmed, the oldest surviving animated feature; on the thirty year production of Richard Williams' legendary opus, The Thief and the Cobbler; and on the lost work of Argentina's Quirino Cristiani, who reputedly made the first animated feature in 1917.

Independent Animation

Independent Animation showcases some of the greatest, most innovated giants in the field and helps guide readers through the artistic process and production techniques.

Independent Animation

With the advent of advanced hand-held technology and the widespread nature of the internet, the world of animated filmmaking is more exciting and accessible than ever. Due to this cultural and technological development, the success of independent animated film makers is on the rise. Independent Animation showcases some of the greatest, most innovated giants in the field and helps guide readers through the artistic process and production techniques. Story development, casting, color, distribution, and the intimidating aspects of production are elucidated using various examples from all over the world. Readers will also explore the changing nature of the audiences’ relationship with animation, granting firsthand guidance in navigating the diverse fields of animated film-making

Animation A World History

59 In 1988, Williams signed a deal with Warner Brothers to finish the film. ... Andrew Osmond, 100 Animated Feature Films, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, p. 206. 60Philip Crick, 'The Need to Draw 80,000 Bug-Eyed Men', Film, No.

Animation  A World History

A continuation of 1994’s groundbreaking Cartoons, Giannalberto Bendazzi’s Animation: A World History is the largest, deepest, most comprehensive text of its kind, based on the idea that animation is an art form that deserves its own place in scholarship. Bendazzi delves beyond just Disney, offering readers glimpses into the animation of Russia, Africa, Latin America, and other often-neglected areas and introducing over fifty previously undiscovered artists. Full of first-hand, never before investigated, and elsewhere unavailable information, Animation: A World History encompasses the history of animation production on every continent over the span of three centuries. Volume II delves into the decades following the Golden Age, an uncertain time when television series were overshadowing feature films, art was heavily influenced by the Cold War, and new technologies began to emerge that threatened the traditional methods of animation. Take part in the turmoil of the 1950s through 90s as American animation began to lose its momentum and the advent of television created a global interest in the art form. With a wealth of new research, hundreds of photographs and film stills, and an easy-to-navigate organization, this book is essential reading for all serious students of animation history. Key Features Over 200 high quality head shots and film stills to add visual reference to your research Detailed information on hundreds of never-before researched animators and films Coverage of animation from more than 90 countries and every major region of the world Chronological and geographical organization for quick access to the information you’re looking for

The Art of Movies

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) is the highest-grossing animated film of all time when adjusted for inflation. Snow White also appeared at #49 on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 greatest American movies (compiled in ...

The Art of Movies

Movie is considered to be an important art form; films entertain, educate, enlighten and inspire audiences. Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as — in metonymy — the field in general. The origin of the name comes from the fact that photographic film (also called filmstock) has historically been the primary medium for recording and displaying motion pictures. Many other terms exist — motion pictures (or just pictures or "picture"), the silver screen, photoplays, the cinema, picture shows, flicks — and commonly movies.

Transcultural Screenwriting

Accessed December 17, 2015. http://www.timeout.com/london/film/studioghibli-vs-disney-pixar-an-animated-debate. ... Hayao Miyazaki, Master of Japanese Animation: Films, Themes and Artistry. ... 100 Animated Feature Films.

Transcultural Screenwriting

The world in which we live and work today has created new working conditions where storytellers, screenwriters and filmmakers collaborate with colleagues from other countries and cultures. This involves new challenges regarding the practice of transcultural screenwriting and the study of writing screenplays in a multi-cultural environment. Globalisation and its imperatives have seen the film co-production emerge as a means of sharing production costs and creating stories that reach transnational audiences. Transcultural Screenwriting: Telling Stories for a Global World provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of screenwriting as a creative process by integrating the fields of film and TV production studies, screenwriting studies, narrative studies, rhetorics, transnational cinema studies, and intercultural communication studies. The book applies the emerging theoretical lens of ‘transcultural studies’ to open new perspectives in the debate around notions of transnationalism, imperialism and globalisation, particularly in the screenwriting context, and to build stronger links across academic disciplines. This volume combines methods for studying, as well as methods for doing. It draws on case studies and testimonials from writers from all over the globe including South America, Europe and Asia. Transcultural Screenwriting: Telling Stories for a Global World is characterised by its scope, broad relevance, and emphasis on key aspects of screenwriting in an international environment.

The History of Chinese Animation

... 12 Shaanxi shadow puppetry art 194 Shadow Man Animation Production Center 289 Shanghai Animation Film Studio (SAFS) 98, 100, 174, 177; animated cartoon 103; annual production 104; blockbuster films (see blockbuster films); Chinese ...

The History of Chinese Animation

China has been one of the first countries to develop its own aesthetic for dynamic images and to create animation films with distinctive characteristics. In recent years, however, and subject to the influence of Western and Japanese animation, the Chinese animation industry has experienced several new stages of development, prompting the question as to where animation in China is heading in the future. This book describes the history, present and future of China’s animation industry. The author divides the business’s 95-year history into six periods and analyses each of these from an historical, aesthetic, and artistic perspective. In addition, the book focuses on representative works; themes; directions; artistic styles; techniques; industrial development; government support policies; business models; the nurturing of education and talent; broadcasting systems and animation. Scholars and students who are interested in the history of Chinese animation will benefit from this book and it will appeal additionally to readers interested in Chinese film studies.

Focus On 100 Most Popular 1990s Science Fiction Films

"Top 100 animation movies" Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved August 9, 2015. ^ Kenneth Turan (August 4, 1999). "A Friend in High Places". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 5, 2015. ^ Roger Ebert (August 6, 1999). "The Iron Giant review" on ...

Focus On  100 Most Popular 1990s Science Fiction Films


Introduction to Film Studies

Osmond, A., 100 Animated Feature Films, BFI, London, 2010. Page, J., Crisis and Capitalism in Contemporary Argentine Cinema, Duke University Press, Durham, NC and London, 2009. Paget, Derek, No Other Way to Tell It, ...

Introduction to Film Studies

This is a comprehensive textbook for students of cinema. It provides a guide to the main concepts used to analyse the film industry and film texts, and also introduces some of the world's key national cinemas.

Focus On 100 Most Popular 2010s Adventure Films

[124][125] In its second weekend, it grossed $60 million,[126] an enormous increase of 139% from its previous weekend, and crossed the $100 million mark to become the third animated film in China to do so, after Kung Fu Panda 3 and ...

Focus On  100 Most Popular 2010s Adventure Films


The Movie Business

and the old reliable industry rumor , I estimate the average range for an eighty - five - minute animated movie in the classic style destined for theatrical release as between $ 30 and $ 100 million . Second , animation takes time to ...

The Movie Business

Making a movie may be part art and part science, but it's 100 percent business. In this comprehensive and accessible guide, Kelly Charles Crabb shares the information necessary to understand the legal and financial challenges involved in getting a film from story to the silver screen and beyond. Drawing on over twenty years of experience in the entertainment industry, as both lawyer and producer, Crabb reveals his insider's knowledge on: Understanding copyright and intellectual property law Obtaining financial backing Selecting and hiring the key players Overseeing the filming Locking in the theatrical, home video, and TV distribution Understanding merchandise licensing and everything else you need to know to make a serious run at producing and exploiting a movie. Offering hands-on illustrations from actual movie contracts to show how the basic deals for each of the many stages are assembled, the author explains in plain and simple terms what the contracts contain and why. It gives the big picture and the finer points of movie making -- from concept to raking in the last dollar after the film is completed. While it may not transform you into a lawyer or an industry accountant -- and that's not what you want anyway -- it will take you through all the business and legal principles you need to know to be a successful and knowledgeable professional producer.

Toy Story

Amidi, Amid, The Art of Pixar Short Films (San Francisco: Chronicle, 2009). Barthes, Roland, Mythologies (New York: Hill & Wang, ... Osmond, Andrew, 100 Animated Feature Films (London: BFI, 2010). Paik, Karen, To Infinity and Beyond!:

Toy Story

The first computer-generated animated feature film, Toy Story (1995) sustains a dynamic vitality that proved instantly appealing to audiences of all ages. Like the great Pop Artists, Pixar Studios affirmed the energy of modern commercial popular culture and, in doing so, created a distinctive alternative to the usual Disney formula. Tom Kemper traces the film's genesis, production history and reception to demonstrate how its postmodern mishmash of pop culture icons and references represented a fascinating departure from Disney's fine arts style and fairytale naturalism. By foregrounding the way in which Toy Story flipped the conventional relationship between films and their ancillary merchandising by taking consumer products as its very subject, Kemper provides an illuminating, revisionist exploration of this groundbreaking classic.

McLuhan s Global Village Today

A. Sarris in T. Talbot, The New Yorker Theater and Other Scenes from a Life at the Movies (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009), p. 33. ... A. Osmond, 100 Animated Feature Films (Houndsmills, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), p. 5.

McLuhan s Global Village Today

Marshall McLuhan was one of the leading media theorists of the twentieth century. This collection of essays explores the many facets of McLuhan’s work from a transatlantic perspective, balancing applied case studies with theoretical discussions.

Animasophy

A delicious and digestible read." Joan Ashworth, artist film-maker, Professor of Animation, Royal College of Art, London. "Undoubtedly inspiring. This is where the present of animation and old wisdoms meet.

Animasophy


Expressive Spaces in Digital 3D Cinema

The Tragedy of 3-D Cinema. Film History 16(3): 208–215. Moulton, C. 2012. The Future is a Fairground: Attraction and Absorption in 3D Cinema. CineAction 89: 4–13. Osmond, A. 2010. 100 Animated Feature Films. London: British Film ...

Expressive Spaces in Digital 3D Cinema

This book puts forward a more considered perspective on 3D, which is often seen as a distracting gimmick at odds with artful cinematic storytelling. Owen Weetch looks at how stereography brings added significance and expressivity to individual films that all showcase remarkable uses of the format. Avatar, Gravity, The Hole, The Great Gatsby and Frozen all demonstrate that stereography is a rich and sophisticated process that has the potential to bring extra meaning to a film’s narrative and themes. Through close reading of these five very different examples, Expressive Spaces in Digital 3D Cinema shows how being sensitive to stereographic manipulation can nuance and enrich the critical appreciation of stereoscopic films. It demonstrates that the expressive placement of characters and objects within 3D film worlds can construct meaning in ways that are unavailable to ‘flat’ cinema.

Focus On 100 Most Popular 2010s Fantasy Films

In addition to the short film Mower Minions which was released theatrically with the feature film, the releases ... The Lion King Nemo [22] the 12th highest-grossing animated film of all time , , and the 50th highestgrossing film of all ...

Focus On  100 Most Popular 2010s Fantasy Films


Focus On 100 Most Popular American 3D Films

In addition to the short film Mower Minions which was released theatrically with the feature film, the releases also ... and Finding Nemo),[21] the sixth highest-grossing film of 2016 [22] the 12th highest-grossing animated film of all ...

Focus On  100 Most Popular American 3D Films


Focus On 100 Most Popular Nonlinear Narrative Films

[43][64][65] It also became the fifth animated film and the fifth film of 2016 to open above $100 million.[66] Morever, its opening also marked the secondbiggest for the month of June, behind only Jurassic World[67] Its opening was ...

Focus On  100 Most Popular Nonlinear Narrative Films


Adaptation for Animation

Animated feature film. Paris: Studio 100 (production). Babelsberg, Germany: Universum Film (distribution). Stark, Isolde. 2005. Elisabeth Charlotte Welskopf und die Alte Geschichte in der DDR: Beiträge der Konferenz vom 21. bis 23.

Adaptation for Animation

Talented animation artists often neglect successful storytelling in favor of strong visuals, but now you can have both with this complete guide to adaptation for animation. Veteran independent filmmaker Hannes Rall teaches you how to draw and adapt inspiration from copyright-free materials like fairy tales, myths, and classic literature, making it easier than ever to create your own compelling narrative. Particular focus is given to making the adequate narrative and visual choices when transferring a text from page to screen: How to create a successful adaptation. With sections on subjects like transcultural adaptations, visual poetry and production design, this book is just the right mix of practical advice, lavish illustrations, and industry case studies to give you everything you need to start adapting your story today. Key features: Learn to apply concepts of adapting classic and modern literature for animation in different techniques Exclusive interviews with animation legends Giannalberto Bendazzi, John Canemaker, Ishu Patel and Georges Schwizgebel Lavishly illustrated with 325 color images (mostly never published before) that give thrilling insights into the visual development of award-winning animated adaptations

You Won t Believe Your Eyes A Front Row Look at the Science Fiction and Horror Films of the 1950s

100 Animated Feature Films. London: British Film Institute, 2010. Parish, James Robert, and Michael R. Pitts. The Greatest Science Fiction Pictures. New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1977. Parla, Paul and Charles P. Mitchell.

You Won t Believe Your Eyes  A Front Row Look at the Science Fiction and Horror Films of the 1950s

Walking out of the theater showing Viking Women and the Sea Serpent and The Astounding She-Monster, one disappointed lad was heard to say, "They might as well have mugged us in the parking lot." This was Science Fiction's Golden Age, when giant bugs, prehistoric left-overs and creatures from other planets filled the giant theater screens, movies that were usually made outside of the studio system on the cheap. Horror-hungry kids soon realized that nine times out of ten, the movie would be little more than a pale suggestion of what the posters promised. Nevertheless, we kept coming back, week after week, ever skeptical, ever hopeful, and then went home and read about the movies we just saw in Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine. This revised and expanded "Monster-Kids" edition of You Won't Believe Your Eyes! is an affectionate and funny look at the movies your parents didn't want you to see. You will hear from he actors who were in them, the people who made them, the critics who reviewed them, the exhibitors who showed them, and the children who saw them back in the day. "McGee knows this genre upside down and backwards, and writes with real authority. He loves these movies, and celebrates them as much for their goofy failings as for their imagination and entertainment value. Best of all, McGee is a terrific colloquial writer of great wit; I laughed out loud as I revisited many of my favorite pictures. You will too." David J. Hogan, author of Dark Romance and Film Noir FAQ

New Visions of Adolescence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema

Aesthetics and Politics in the Mexican Film Industry. New York: Palgrave. Martel, Frédéric. 2010. Mainstream: Enquête sur la guerre globale de la ... 100 Animated Feature Films. London: Palgrave Macmillan. Penix-Tadsen, Phillip. 2013.

New Visions of Adolescence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema

This volume explores the recent ‘adolescent turn’ in contemporary Latin American cinema, challenging many of the underlying assumptions about the nature of youth and distinguishing adolescence as a distinct and vital area of study. Its contributors examine the narrative and political potential of teenage protagonists in a range of recent films from the region, acknowledging the distinct emotional registers that are at play throughout adolescence and releasing teenage subjectivities from restrictive critical and theoretical emphases on theories of childhood. As the first academic study to examine the figure of the adolescent in contemporary Latin American film, New Visions of Adolescence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema thus presents a timely and innovative analysis of issues of sexuality and gender, political and domestic violence and social class, and will be of significant interest to students and researchers in Latin American Studies, Cultural Studies, World Cinema and Childhood Studies.