Fred Patten reviews Robin Allan's new book, Walt Disney and Europe; European Influences on the Animated Feature Films of Walt Disney, and discovers that Allan delves far beyond the obvious nature of the title.
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Fred Patten reviews Paul Wells latest text, UnderstandingAnimation, and reveals why it is an oxymoron.
Cartoon Charlie: The Life and Art of Animation Pioneer Charles Thorson, a well-documented and illustrated biography of character designer Charles Thorson, is reviewed by Fred Patten.
The Anime Companion isn't a list of films and directors, rather it clarifies those background facets of Japanese history and culture that puzzle Western audiences. Fred Patten investigates.
Animation World Magazine profiles the SIGGRAPH `98 Computer Animation Festival, which will feature computer animated films ranging from scientific visualizations to blockbuster visual effects to independent shorts.
It is no secret that Japan consumes a massive amount of animated entertainment, but just how big is the home video market? Fred Patten puts it all in perspective.
Fred Patten takes a look at Japan's first animated feature, a propaganda tract made at the behest of the country's military government.