100 Greatest American and British Animated Films
Animation has been a staple of the filmmaking process since theearly days of cinema. Animated shorts had been produced fordecades, but not until 1937 did a major studio venture intoanimated features when Walt Disney produced Snow White and theSeven Dwarfs. Of the hundreds of animated feature films made since,many have proven their importance over the years while alsoentertaining generations of audiences. There are also many recentanimated movies that promise to become classics in the field.In 100 Greatest American British Animated Films, Thomas S, Hischaklooks at the most innovative, influential, and entertainingfeatures that have been produced since the late 1930s—fromtraditional hand-drawn works and stop-motion films tocomputer-generated wonders. These movies have been selected notsimply because of their popularity or critical acceptance but fortheir importance. Entries in this volume contain• plot information• production history• critical reaction• commentary on the film’s cinematic quality• a discussion of the film’s influence• voice casts• production credits• songs• sequels, spin-offs, Broadway versions, and televisionadaptations• awards and nominationsEach movie is also discussed in the context of its original releaseas well as the ways in which the film has lived on in the yearssince.Familiar favorites and lesser-known gems are included, making thebook a fascinating journey for both the avid animation fan and theeveryday moviegoer. With a sweeping look at more than eight decadesof movies, 100 Greatest American and British Animated Filmshighlights some of the most treasured features of all time.