French Animation History

French Animation History is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of animation, illuminating the exceptional place France holds within that history. * Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2011 * The first book dedicated exclusively to this history * Explores how French animators have forged their own visual styles, narrative modes, and technological innovations to construct a distinct national style, while avoiding the cliches and conventions of Hollywood s commercial cartoons * Includes more than 80 color and black and white images from the most influential films, from early silent animation to the recent internationally renowned Persepolis * Essential reading for anyone interested in the study of French film