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Animation under the swastika : a history of trickfilm in Nazi Germany, 1933-1945

Author: Rolf Giesen; J P Storm
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This study explores Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels' efforts to establish a German cartoon industry to rival Walt Disney's and their love-hate relationship with American producers, whose films they studied behind locked doors"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rolf Giesen; J P Storm
ISBN: 9780786446407 0786446404
OCLC Number: 757462028
Description: viii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Optical lyric and shadow plays: the early history of German animation --
The march of the cigarettes --
Tilo Voss and the development of German sound cartoons --
How Walt Disney became Walter Distler: Snow White for greater Germany --
Global power for German trickfilm --
Puppet films: Starevich, Mecki the hedgehog, the Diehl brothers and Jürgen Clausen, the German "pal" --
An animation pioneer with a non-Aryan background: Wolfgang Kaskeline --
The phenomenology and psychology of cartoons --
Hans Held, troublemaker --
Kurt Stordel and Purzel: a self-proclaimed German Walt Disney and his dwarf --
Towards a German Disney empire --
The futile dream of a German cartoon factory: rise and fall of Deutsche Zeichenfilm G.m.b.H. --
Snow man and weather-beaten melody: Hans Fischerkoesen and Horst Von Möllendorff --
A surprising underwater cartoon from Prague: wedding at coral sea --
Deutsche Wochenshau and the "collaborators" of the Europäischer Zeichenfilm ring --
Bavaria, Munchausen and the town musicians of Bremen --
Animated maps to hail German victories: Svend Noldan --
Classified animation: training the military --
The aftermath: the postwar era of German animation --
The filmmakers: biographies --
Select filmography.
Responsibility: Rolf Giesen and J.P. Storm.


Among their many idiosyncrasies, Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi minister of propaganda, remained serious cartoon aficionados throughout their lives. This study explores Hitler and  Read more...


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