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Makin' toons : inside the most popular animated TV shows and movies

Author: Allan Neuwirth
Publisher: New York : Allworth Press, ©2003.
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Through firsthand accounts of projects created in the U.S., this book discusses what it takes to bring "toons" to life, from brainstorming, writing, and animating, to voicing, distribution, and promotion.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Interviews
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Neuwirth
ISBN: 1581152698 9781581152692
OCLC Number: 51476889
Description: xiii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The bunny did it, after all: Roger Rabbit ignites the toon boom --
A Little Mermaid is spawned in Burbank --
The animated sitcom is reborn: meet the Simpsons --
An angry chihuahua and a retarded cat: Ren and Stimpy get their start in the biz --
Tim Burton shares his nightmare with the world --
Giving his creation life ... down in Dexter's laboratory --
Whooping some cartoon ass, Powerpuff style --
Congratulations, Mrs. Lion! it's a boy: the birth of the Lion King --
Pretty as a pixel: Toy Story becomes the first CGI toon feature --
Mr. Hankey goes to Hollywood: how South Park got started --
Middle-aged white guys make it to King of the Hill --
Now that's an ugly baby: Shrek happens --
Dawn of a new Ice Age --
He's mean and he's green: bringing Shrek to the screen --
Just your typical yellow cartoon family: turning the Simpsons shorts into the most popular animated series in TV history --
A fish tale that changed everything: how a tadpole grew into The Little Mermaid and woke up Disney feature animation --
Something silly is afin: putting Spongebob Squarepants together --
Let's give 'em boogers and farts: John Kricfalusi finds a home for Ren and Stimpy --
From Russia, with glove: Genndy Tartakovsky's Dexter's Lab explodes --
Craig McCracken's mighty mites: the Powerpuff girls --
You don't know Jack: Genndy's stylish Samurai cuts loose --
He said "size" ... huh huh huh: Mike Judge's Beavis and Butt-head rock on --
Spooning with toons: penning The Tick for the tube --
The vis dev of Beau, Bea, and Al: writing some animated Disney classics-with pictures --
Chairwoman of the boards: getting the story of The Lion King up and running --
To infinitives and beyond: scripting Pixar's Toy Story and Toy Story 2 --
Standing out in the background: the brilliant art direction of Samurai Jack --
Turning the lights down on the Dark Knight: painter Eric Radomski cloaks Batman in shadows --
Painting with the Colors of the Wind: Giaimo's distinctive designs for Pocahontas --
Rhapsody in aqua, cobalt, and periwinkle: Susan Goldberg's Fantasia/2000 art direction --
Amazing feats of clay: Mr. Melton's. Marvelous Maquettes --
Directing a film that nobody wanted to work on: The Lion King --
It's all in the timing: directing toons for Cartoon Network --
Lights ... camera ... simulation: helming the computer-generated Monsters, Inc. --
Sub-zero hero at the helm: directing blue sky's surprise hit Ice Age --
Deja's view: animating Disney's modern heroes and villains --
Ya gotta have courage: Dilworth's cowardly dog leaps into action --
Sheer genie-us: Eric Goldberg conjures up Aladdin's kinetic comic centerpiece --
The mother of all Simpsons: Margot Pipkin, animation producer --
Talking babies are born: producing Nickelodeon's Rugrats --
Who p-p-p-produced Roger Rrabbit? --
June's foray to fame: the queen of all voice artists --
Something wicked this way slimes: the malevolent tones of Ursula --
Way out West: a versitle voice artist named B1lly --
Chillin' with Sid: John Leguizamo's lovable Ice Age sloth --
Missed it by that much: the part almost went to ... --
The songs always come first: Alan Menken and partners raise the musical bar --
Cartoons-the new wave: the toon boom hits TV --
Whoops! Why some shows fail --
Theatrical toons: triumph and turmoil.
Other Titles: Making toons
Responsibility: Allan Neuwirth.

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Through firsthand accounts of projects created in the U.S., this book discusses what it takes to bring "toons" to life, from brainstorming, writing, and animating, to voicing, distribution, and promotion.

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