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The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes CartoonsThe 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons
Jerry Beck
In a world of rascally rabbits, megalomaniacal ducks, and stuttering pigs, what defines greatness? This question was posed to thousands of cartoon fans, historians, and animators to create this definitive Looney Tunes collection. Evaluated on their comedic brilliance, historical significance, and creative merit, this book settles the debate on the best of the best, and poses a new question: Is your favourite one of the greatest? Hardcover, $30.50.


The Hanna-Barbera TreasuryThe Hanna-Barbera Treasury

Jerry Beck
Since first joining forces as young animators, Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera have won the hearts of more than three generations. Written by Jerry Beck, and featuring scores of images of best-loved characters, the Hanna-Barbera Treasury will delight everyone who grew up with these characters as well as generations of cartoon fans to come. Hardcover, 153 pp. $57.00.


Gardner's Guide to Writing and Producing Animation

Shannon Muir
This book presents a step-by-step guide through the animation production process--from deciding what type of animation project to marketing the final product. In addition, it explores the various career opportunities in the animation industry. Gardner's Guide to Writing and Producing Animation offers a comprehensive understanding of the art and business of animation. Softcover, 209 pp. $43.95.


Animation from Pencils to PixelsAnimation from Pencils to Pixels

Tony White
Award-winning animator Tony White brings you teh ultimate book for digital animation. Here you will find the classic knowledge of many legendary techniques revealed, paired with information relevant to today's capable, state-of-the-art technologies.
White leaves nothing out. What contemporary digital animators need to know can be found between this book's covers. Whether you are new to animation or a very experienced digital animator, here you'll find fundamentals, key classical techniques, and professional advice that will strengthen you work as an animator.
The enclosed CD-Rom presents classic moments from animation's history. Softcover, 500 pp. $62.50.


Who's Who in Animated CartoonsWho's Who in Animated Cartoons

Jeff Lenburg
This is a detailed A-to-Z reference that provides birth dates, places of birth, personal and educational backgrounds, a discussion of early film work, styles and influences, key films and television productions, and the origins of characters. The animator's most important milestones and achievements, along with insightful quotes and comments from the animators themselves about their work are included. Softcover, 381 pp. $24.95.


Draw the Looney Tunes	Draw the Looney Tunes
Frank Espinosa
Warner Bros. proudly presents Draw the Looney Tunes. For years, this was the textbook used by in-house artists to learn the ropes at Warner Bros. Inside this exclusive edition you'll find everything you need to master the basic principles of how to draw your favorite characters -- step-by-step directions, how-to text, landscape four-color fold-outs, vellum overlays, historical cartoons, and more. Hardcover, 208 pp. $54.00.


Animating the Looney Tunes WayAnimating the Looney Tunes Way
Tony Cervone
This isn't just a coffee-table showpiece, it's an honest-to-goodness how-to-draw book by Space Jam co-director of animation Tony Cervone. Inside you'll learn all about the entire process of animation and discover all the tricks of the trade for bringing those lovable, wacky, Looney Tunes characters to life. Softcover, 95 pp. $27.99.


Creating 3-D AnimationCreating 3-D Animation: The Aardman Book of Filmmaking

Peter Lord & Brian Sibley
Published in 1998, the original edition of Creating 3-D Animation has been hailed the world over as the most complete book on the art of puppet animation ever published. Now in this revised edition, the original had been expanded to include information on the increasingly popular use of CGI in the stop-motion process. For fans and enthusiasts of all ages, as well as for serious students of animation, this book shows techniques and special effects for making films at the simplest and at the most sophisticated levels. Hardcover, 224 pp. $52.50.

Animation on DVDAnimation on DVD: The Ultimate Guide
Andy Mangels
Animation on DVD
is the only book of its kind: a comprehensive guide to over 1,600 animation and anime films on DVD. Fully indexed, this encyclopedia of detailed reviews is an invaluable resource for fans, film buffs, researchers, and libraries. Softcover, 571 pp. $37.95.


Animation Genre and Authorship: A Short Cuts BookAnimation Genre and Authorship: A Short Cuts Book
Paul Wells
The Short Cut series offers a succinct introduction to areas of film study which don't have adequate literature. A great starting point for student research. Softcover, $27.99.


Producing AnimationProducing Animation
Catherine Winder
Zahra Dowlatabadi
Drawing heavily from the authors' 20+ years of combined experience, Producing Animation offers a clear overview of the animation industry and a comprehensive guide to the process of developing a project from conception to final delivery. Focused from the perspective of a producer, the book offers the nuts and bolts of how a project is created in addition to describing the role of the producer at each phase.

Answers are provided to many of the most commonly asked questions about animation ranging from how to enter the business to the average cost and schedule for a prime-time animated series. Quotes from a wide range of industry professionals including; studio heads, creators, directors, producers, writers and members of the production crew, give the reader insight into what it takes to be a successful producer in this business. The authors' personal anecdotes at key process checkpoints provide firsthand experience which illustrates some of the pitfalls for the producer to circumvent. Detailed information on preparing a thorough production plan including the budget, schedule, and crew plan can also be found in this book. Producing Animation has the first of its kind comprehensive chart of accounts for animation, named the "Animation Budget Builder, " to be individually tailored for each project. $48.95.

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