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Funny Pictures: Animation and Comedy in Studio-Era Hollywood by Daniel Ira Goldmark,Charles Keil

By Daniel Ira Goldmark,Charles Keil

This choice of essays explores the hyperlink among comedy and animation in studio-era cartoons, from filmdom’s earliest days during the 20th century. Written via a who’s who of animation professionals, Funny Pictures deals a stimulating variety of perspectives on why animation grew to become linked to comedy so early and so indelibly, and illustrates how animation and humor got here jointly at a pivotal degree within the improvement of the movie undefined. to envision a few of the crucial assumptions approximately comedy and cartoons and to discover the major components that promoted their fusion, the booklet analyzes some of the key filmic texts from the studio years that exemplify lively comedy. Funny Pictures additionally seems to be forward to teach how this important American leisure culture nonetheless flourishes this present day in works starting from The Simpsons to the output of Pixar.

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