Animation: The Global History


The first-ever comprehensive history of animation surveys the evolution of this dynamic industry around the world – from Hollywood to Tokyo, from Moscow to Sydney.


ISBN: 9780500252178 Category:

Maureen Furniss


Maureen Furniss surveys the cultural, political and economic context of how this dynamic industry evolved, emphasizing both artistic and technical achievements from around the world – from Hollywood to Tokyo, from Moscow to Sydney. Featuring a timeline for each of its six parts, Animation: The Global History provides readers with a clear and accessible chronology of events. A ‘Global Storyline’, highlighting the major themes of the era, opens each chapter, and an end-of-book glossary defines key terms used throughout the book.

Topics include:
– Development of animation
– Growth of the studio system
– Stylistic differences between the major studios
– Modernist animation
– Animation in World War II
– International animation
– Experimental animation
– Television animation
– Animation in art and video games

Additional information

Weight 1836 g
Dimensions 22.1 x 27.6 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 December 2016
Number of pages 464
Format Other book format
Dimensions 22.1 x 27.6 cm
Weight 1836 g


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Maureen Furniss is the program director of Experimental Animation at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). She is the founding editor of Animation Journal (1992-present) and author of several books on the subject. Furniss received the Variety Creative Impact in Animation Education Award 2016, and also won the Animafest Zagreb 2017 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Animation Studies.