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by Jerry Beck

Category: Photography and Video
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Author: Jerry Beck
ISBN: 1556525915
ISBN13: 978-1556525919
Language: English
Publisher: Chicago Review Press; 1st edition (October 28, 2005)
Pages: 384
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Jerry Beck is one the best animation historians out there and his new book proves this once again

Jerry Beck is one the best animation historians out there and his new book proves this once again. The Animated Movie Guide" has a treasure trove of information on numerous animated films, even the most obsecure films get a mention. I became totally obsessed!

Jereld "Jerry" Beck (born February 9, 1955 in New York City) is an American animation historian, author, blogger, and video producer

Jereld "Jerry" Beck (born February 9, 1955 in New York City) is an American animation historian, author, blogger, and video producer

The animated movie guide. Few know their animated films better than Beck (Looney Tunes: The Ultimate Visual Guide ), co-creator of Animation Magazine and founding member of the Cartoon Network's advisory board

The animated movie guide. Few know their animated films better than Beck (Looney Tunes: The Ultimate Visual Guide ), co-creator of Animation Magazine and founding member of the Cartoon Network's advisory board.

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Contributors' biographies - Chronological list of animated features - Alphabetical entries - Limited release animated features - Top 60 animated features never theatrically released in the United States - Top 20 live-action films featuring great animation.

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Going beyond the box-office hits of Disney and Dreamworks, this guide to every animated movie ever released in the United States covers more than 300 films over the course of nearly 80 years of film history

Going beyond the box-office hits of Disney and Dreamworks, this guide to every animated movie ever released in the United States covers more than 300 films over the course of nearly 80 years of film history. Well-known films such as Finding Nemo and Shrek are profiled and hundreds of other films, many of them rarely discussed, are analyzed, compared, and catalogued. The origin of the genre and what it takes to make a great animated feature are discussed, and the influence of Japanese animation, computer graphics, and stop-motion puppet techniques are brought into perspective.

Going beyond the box-office hits of Disney and Dreamworks, this guide to every animated movie ever released in the United States covers more than 300 films over the course of nearly 80 years of film history. Well-known films such as Finding Nemo and Shrek are profiled and hundreds of other films, many of them rarely discussed, are analyzed, compared, and catalogued. The origin of the genre and what it takes to make a great animated feature are discussed, and the influence of Japanese animation, computer graphics, and stop-motion puppet techniques are brought into perspective. Every film analysis includes reviews, four-star ratings, background information, plot synopses, accurate running times, consumer tips, and MPAA ratings. Brief guides to made-for-TV movies, direct-to-video releases, foreign films that were never theatrically released in the U.S., and live-action films with significant animation round out the volume.
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HyderCraft
This book is both a tremendous resource for animation buffs and a casual introduction to the history of animation for general fans. It has a complete entry of every animated movie released in American theaters through 2004-ish. The films are sorted alphabetically, but there's a reference at the beginning which lists the films in chronological order.

The most useful and entertaining part of each entry is the review and rating. While I didn't agree with every single rating, the concise evaluation and analysis was always grounded in excellent knowledge of the film, its production, and its place in the grander scheme of the history of animation.

Jerry Beck is the key editor and most prominent writer, but other contributing writers chime in their thoughts. The writing is very solid, and I don't recall ever noticing moments of poor editing or sloppy writing as you often find in big, sprawling guides such as these

For the readers who know their animation history, every film also has a pretty extensive credit list including the obvious -- director, writer -- as well as a long list of contributing animators. Every film also includes a paragraph-or-two synopsis of the film and, often, a screenshot from the movie.

If I had a complaint, it would be that the layout is not particularly pretty or easy on the eyes. The screenshots are small and monochrome. The text is relatively small and almanac-like. But this isn't meant to be a big, illustrated compendium. It's more of a reference book, albeit a fun one.

There are a few "bonus features" along with the main section on the films -- bits about foreign animation and TV movies. These are interesting, though not as compelling or in-depth as the main section.

Also, the fact that it's now seven years old slightly hinders its utility. Animation has so radically transformed in the last ten years that I feel like some of the perspective on some films would have changed. It also would be nice to read these writers' takes on Wall-E, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and the like. (Jerry Beck's web-site has a constantly updated chronological list, but no updated entries on recent films.)

But this is really an essential for any fan of animation. It can be read cover-to-cover as a primer on animated film's history, flipped through to read analysis on recognizable films, or just left on a coffee table for idle moments. It really is that good, useful, and well-written.
Tcaruieb
NOT REALLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR BUT IT WELL DO
Zahisan
Full of in - depth, complete, and insightful reviews for any lover of animation. I would whole-heartedly recommend this book to anyone.
Bundis
I was so excited about this "comprehensive" guide but it's not what I hoped for.
Too much space is spent on Beck's opinions of the films (most of which I don't agree with) instead of discussing the lesser known animated films. I bought it to help me remember the movies of my childhood but I've had better luck with blogs and youtube in finding The Point, Unico and others.
BlessСhild
This book, is outdated it was published in 2004, which means all films created after said year are not in this book. This book is referance guide to every theatrical feature film released in America. Thus none of the belgan-franco Asterix films are included in this book since none of them got theatrical released in US also films are only given there USA release date, even if they came out years before in the country they were produced in. When it comes to whats included and exluded Jerry's clear in whats going to get included or excluded, now I can understand Jerry on exluding none-animated puppet films since they are not animated, although there is proably no book that covers none-animated puppet films. Although its good call by Jerry to exlude given those films nature. If he had included them the title of the book would have been misleading. He also exlcude compilation films, but yet some compilation films are included such as the Looney Tunes compilation films and Manny Adventures of WInnie the pooh, they are included because they actually include some new animation, so the films Jerry's excluding in this regard proably dont include any new animation. Jerry also insist on exluding films that combines animation with live-action, yet some films in the book combines the two Jerry admits on having selected those film to include based on how they were sold, those sold as animation were included unlike those that were sold as live-action even if that might lead to some films with longer animation sequencces being left out, I dont'think this has happened at not least with traditonal animated films. Which means the controversal Song of South (1946) is included in the book despite being live-action in majority of its runtime. Now when the main text is over there are some top 20 -60 list they do seems out of place, since they don't give complete picture. But some of those list did have liked to see complete lists insteed such as basic list for TV movies, and direct-to video features and maybe limited released films.
Erienan
Excellent book! I give it 4 stars because it's not an all-inclusive animated movie guide as it fails to mention the Dot character from the 80's, which was released in theatres, and there are few colored photographs.

I would save my money and instead check this book out from the library as I did because it's not worth paying as much as it sells for; unless, you want the whole animated movie guide to keep.

Bottom line: Great reference work, but I'd rather save my money and buy DVDs! :)
Foxanayn
Jerry Beck is one the best animation historians out there and his new book proves this once again."The Animated Movie Guide" has a treasure trove of information on numerous animated films, even the most obsecure films get a mention.Jerry Beck KNOWS what is hot and what is not in animated films, so I would definetly pick up the films that get a good review in this book. I'll guarantee you'll find a film or film fact you never heard before, so pick this one up.
Beware - Jerry Beck's guide to animated feature films is totally addictive! If you want to sleep at night, forget it!

Once you start reading this book, you're compelled to read on to the next film and find out who animated it, who was involved, little stories about the production, and if the film made money...I became totally obsessed!
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